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Holiday eager to help Milwaukee take next step in playoffs

May. 19, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The price the Bucks paid to add Jrue Holiday to their roster and the amount they invested to keep him underscores how much Milwaukee believes the guard can help them end a half-century of NBA postseason frustration. Holiday gets his chance to hold up...

Next season has already started for rebuilding Orlando Magic

May. 17, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

For the Orlando Magic, next season doesn’t start in October. It started in March. The next season — the next chapter, really — for the Magic began when the trade-deadline frenzy of March 25 happened, the day when Orlando traded away Nikola...

Bogdanovich scores 27 points, Hawks breeze past Magic

May. 13, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovich scored 27 points, Trae Young added 18 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 116-93 on Thursday night for their third straight victory. Clint Capela added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks a day after they clinched their...

Towns, Russell each score 27 points, T-Wolves throttle Magic

May. 09, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell each scored 27 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 30-point halftime lead, led by 43 in the third quarter and cruised to a 128-96 rout of the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Rookie guard Anthony...

Walker scores 32 in return from injury, Celtics rout Magic

May. 05, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kemba Walker tied a season high with 32 points in his return from a four-game injury absence, Evan Fournier had 18 points in his first game back in Orlando since being traded, and the Boston Celtics routed the Magic 132-96 on Wednesday night. Jayson...

Magic top Pistons 119-112 behind Bamba's big night

May. 03, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mo Bamba had 22 points and 15 rebounds — both career highs — and the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 119-112 on Monday night. Saddiq Bey led Detroit with 26 points in a game that had little at stake — with the possible exception of lottery...

Anthony's 3-pointer gives Magic 112-111 win over Grizzlies

May. 01, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cole Anthony hit a contested 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining, giving him a career-best 26 points, and the Orlando Magic beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-111 on Saturday night. Anthony, a rookie who hit a game-winning shot earlier in the season...

Grizzlies shoot poorly, Magic worse in 92-75 Memphis win

May. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 20 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 14 points and 15 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Orlando Magic 92-75 on Friday as both teams shot poorly. Kyle Anderson contributed 13 points for the Grizzlies, who shot 34.3%...

Magic squander 23-point lead in fourth, beat Cavs 109-104

Apr. 28, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cole Anthony made the tiebreaking layup with 45 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic squandered a 23-point lead before edging the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-104 on Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak. The Magic went up 86-63 on R.J. Hampton’s...