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Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, right, goes around Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Brogdon's 3-pointer lifts Pacers past Magic 120-118 in OT

Jan. 22, 2021 11:21 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Malcolm Brogdon caught a pass from Doug McDermott on the right wing in the waning seconds of overtime, he didn't hesitate to launch the deep shot. “I like to take big shots,” Brogdon said. “My teammates and coaches trust me to take shots. I trust myself to take...

Orlando Magic's Cole Anthony shoots the game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Magic won 97-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Correction: Magic-Timberwolves story

Jan. 21, 2021 3:01 PM EST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story January 20, 2021, about the Orlando Magic-Minnesota Timberwolves game, The Associated Press erroneously stated the first name of Malik Beasley.
New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley (5) goes up for a shot with Orlando Magic forward Gary Clark (12) and Magic guard Jordan Bone (23) reacting during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Pool)

Barrett, Randle power Knicks past struggling Magic 91-84

Jan. 18, 2021 4:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Elfrid Payton's words at the podium Monday had to be sweet music to the ears of New York Knicks coaches and executives. “We're not satisfied,” Payton said after the Knicks' 91-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday. For a franchise that has spent the most of the last two...

Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden, center, shoots past Orlando Magic forward Dwayne Bacon, left, and center Nikola Vucevic, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Harden debuts with triple-double, Durant scores 42, Nets win

Jan. 16, 2021 9:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden and Kevin Durant needed a little while to remember how to play together again. Once they did, the Brooklyn Nets really got rolling — and they might still get to another gear when Kyrie Irving rejoins them. “The sooner we can be on the court together, it's going to...

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tries to get control of a loose ball between Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony, bak left, center Nikola Vucevic (9) and forward Aaron Gordon, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Antetokounmpo, Bucks pull away late to beat Magic 121-99

Jan. 11, 2021 10:27 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a one-game absence because of a minor back injury and scored 22 points as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-99 on Monday night. Antetokounmpo, the reigning two-time NBA MVP, started slowly and battled through second-half foul trouble...

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (11) drives past Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Hardaway, Burke lead short-handed Mavs past Magic 112-98

Jan. 9, 2021 11:31 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a season-high 36 points, Trey Burke did the same with 29 and Luka Doncic had another triple-double as the short-handed Dallas Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 112-98 on Saturday night. Hardaway and Burke took on expanded roles to help Dallas get over .500 for the first...

Houston Rockets guard John Wall, right, passes the ball past Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Wood scores 22 to lead Rockets to 132-90 rout of Orlando

Jan. 8, 2021 10:57 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Wood scored 22 points and tied a career high with 15 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 132-90 rout of the short-handed Orlando Magic on Friday night. Houston was up by 29 at halftime and had extended the lead to 81-43 after consecutive 3-pointers by John Wall and P.J....

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz screams and holds his knee after he was injured while going up for a shot against Cleveland Cavaliers defense during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Fultz tears ACL, out for season; Magic beat Cavs 105-94

Jan. 6, 2021 10:20 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former top overall draft pick Markelle Fultz suffered a season-ending tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first quarter of the Orlando Magic’s 105-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Fultz, who was off to the best start of his...

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) looks to pass the ball as he his path to the basket is guarded by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Gordon helps Magic beat Cavaliers 103-83, snap 2-game skid

Jan. 4, 2021 10:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Free of the minutes’ restriction that had been placed on him early this season as he recovered from a hamstring injury, Orlando forward Aaron Gordon made the most of his extra time on the floor. Gordon broke out of a shooting slump Monday night, hitting six of nine 3-pointers on...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo (6) goes up to shoot between Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9), guard Dwayne Bacon (8) and guard Terrence Ross, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Thunder dominate second half and beat Magic 108-99

Jan. 2, 2021 10:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Darius Bazley had a season-high 19 points, George Hill scored 13 of his 18 points in the third quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated the second half of a 108-99 win over the Orlando Magic on Saturday. The Thunder ended a three-game losing streak and bounced back nicely from a...