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Clippers-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

2014 November 19
by Adam Papageorgiou
Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images

 

The Orlando Magic didn’t lead once all of Wednesday night. The Clippers were dominant on both ends of the court, and you can’t win games when that occurs.

Jacque Vaughn:

 

Below are interviews of Victor Oladipo, Channing Frye, Tobias Harris, and Nikola Vucevic.

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Clippers Send Orlando Magic Crashing Back to Reality

2014 November 19
by Brian Serra
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Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images

 

The Orlando Magic were feeling confident after a recent stretch of strong play, but knew they had a long way to go to prove they could sustain the recent success. That success crashed back to reality in a frightening way tonight with the Los Angeles Clippers crushing Orlando 114 to 90.

Trailing for the entire night, the Magic were never able to sustain a run and muster the energy to compete for full possessions – let alone a full 48 minutes. Always one rotation too late, offering up wide open look after wide open look. Despite the struggles and defensive lapses, Orlando hung within striking distance until a late 3rd quarter run opened up the Jamal Crawford flood gates.

Orlando was without their starting Shooting Guard Evan Fournier (sore heel) and his 17.3 points per game, floor spacing and shot creation wore sorely missed. Tobias Harris led the Magic with 25 points. Nik Vucevic had 19 points and 14 rebounds, but just four of those points and one rebound came in the second half and the big man sat the entire 4th quarter after the game became out of reach.

The Clippers were led by Jamal Crawford’s 22 points, 20 from Blake Griffin and an all-around tremendous game from the great Chris Paul who abused Victor Oladipo and the Magic backcourt for 16 points and nine assists.

“This process is far from a finished product, that’s for sure” – Jacque Vaughn post game regarding Victor Oladipo getting back in rhythm – but certainly a quote that could be applied perfectly to the team as a whole.

The game was a reminder of how far this team has to go to be a consistent contending force. To get swept off your home court is disheartening, but absent Fournier, Kyle O’Quinn and with Victor Oladipo handcuffed and essentially blindfolded by a giant plastic mask, this one was probably not one the Magic had a legitimate chance to steal.

With the loss Orlando fell to 5-8 on the year and are back in action on Friday night in Charlotte.

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Victor Oladipo Answers Your #PureMagicSocial Tweets

2014 November 19
by Adam Papageorgiou

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As part of the Orlando Magic’s #PureMagicSocial day in anticipation for Social Media Night against the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday, Magic guard Victor Oladipo took over the team’s official Twitter account to answer questions with the hashtag #AskOladipo. Below are some of the highlights of the interactions.

 

 

 

I like how Victor makes Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook sound old with that response.

 

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Clippers-Magic Shootaround Interviews

2014 November 19
by Adam Papageorgiou

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The Orlando Magic are briefly at home for a showdown with the Los Angeles Clippers at Amway Center on Wednesday evening. Team morale may be at an all-time high under the Jacque Vaughn regime with Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris being the scoring leaders on a Magic squad that continues to improve with offensive sharing and ball movement. Kyle O’Quinn and Devyn Marble both participated in shootaround, but their future statuses won’t be known until game time. Surprisingly, the Clippers didn’t hold a shootaround even though they have a back-to-back tomorrow in Miami. Maybe the Magic can take advantage of that.

Tobias Harris:

 

Below are interviews of Jacque Vaughn, Channing Frye, and Nikola Vucevic.

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Magic 8-Ball: Analytics, Selfies, Feelings, and Big Babies

2014 November 18
by Adam Papageorgiou

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In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up. 

 

#1: Evan Fournier May Have a Selfie Obsession

 

   

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CBS Sports Rates Nikola Vucevic #1 NBA Center

2014 November 18
by Adam Papageorgiou
Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images

CBS Sports has a special formula that rates NBA players. Guess who is their #1 ranked center? Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic.

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Anthony Davis remember is a power forward, but it’s interesting that Vooch is rated higher than even DeMarcus Cousins. The rankings are based off of a total player-rating system based on various offensive and defensive statistics. Players increase their scores with every contribution they make to a game. Vucci Mane currently leads the league in double-doubles (8), field goals made, minutes, defensive rebounds, and total rebounds. Orlando playing the most games in the Association up to this point (12) explains much of that. Still, the Montenegrin is playing like an All-Star with a massive role in Orlando being 5-7 and currently the East’s 8th seed.

Vucevic is ranked 6th overall in the ratings. Tobias Harris is at #17 overall, fifth among SFs. The 22-year-old forward will be a restricted free agent int he summer of 2015, and he’s currently playing like an elite scorer.

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Magic fans should be thrilled that statistically they have two Top 20 players on their franchise so far in this 2014-2015 campaign.

 

Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor of MBO and Founder of Orlando Magic Greek

Magic and FOX Sports Florida Host Social Media Night Nov. 19th

2014 November 18
by Adam Papageorgiou

The Orlando Magic are teaming up with FOX Sports Florida to host “Social Media Night” on Wednesday November 19th when the Magic face the Los Angeles Clippers at Amway Center. Magic players Tobias Harris and Kyle O’Quinn will participate in a postgame Q&A.

Highlights of “Social Media Night” include:

  • Fans will have the opportunity during the game to send their tweets to @FOXSportsMagic and @OrlandoMagic, using the hashtag #PureMagicSocial, for a chance to appear on the broadcast and have their questions answered either on-air or through social media by OrlandoMagic.com, FOX Sports Florida on-air talent, Magic reporters and other celebrities/talent/Magic staff.
  • In-arena, two photo booths will be located on the Amway Center concourse. Fans can upload those photos using #PureMagicSocial. Photos will also be printed at the photo booth locations.
  • Fan Instagram and Twitter messages will be displayed on the Magic TV (center hung video board) throughout the game.
  • “Selfie Cam” during the game where fans will be prompted to take photos of themselves on Magic TV.
  • Fans can tweet song requests during the game to @orlandomagic using #PureMagicSocial. I will personally ask you all to demand 4-Tay’s Playaz Club in honor of #MoreChampagne Mr. Evan Fournier.
  • Postgame Q&A with Magic players Kyle O’Quinn and Tobias Harris. The postgame Q&A will be streamed live on orlandomagic.com and the Magic Mobile App. The players will answer questions from fans in-arena as well as from fans on social media, who use #PureMagicSocial.
  • The Magic will also engage in random acts of #PureMagicSocial kindness throughout the day.
  • FOX Sports Florida will reward fans with prizes and a ticket sweepstakes on www.MagicFanRewards.com. The website allows registered users to earn points answering Magic trivia, taking polls, giving predictions, entering broadcast codes and by joining conversations on social media. Fans are encouraged to use hashtags #MagicFanRewards and #PureMagicSocial in any tweet for bonus points once they are a registered user. Fans can be rewarded for their “fandom” just by using a phone, computer or tablet.

 

Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor of MBO and Founder of Orlando Magic Greek

Magic Partner With Chick-fil-A For Hot Shot Promotion

2014 November 18
by Adam Papageorgiou

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Orlando Magic fans will be able to enjoy Chick-fil-A for free with the help of the Magic during the 2014-2015 NBA season with the Chick-fil-A Hot Shot Promotion. The Magic are partnering with Chick-fil-A to offer a free spicy chicken sandwich to any Magic fan in attendance at any home game in which the Magic hit 5 or more 3-pointers. To redeem their free sandwich, fans can take their ticket stub or seat locator stub/sheet into any participating Central Florida Chick-fil-A location the day after the team hits the mark. Tickets on mobile devices will NOT be accepted.

The Magic hit at least five 3-pointers in 32 regular season home games during the 2013-2014 campaign.

 

Adam Papageorgiou is Owner/Editor of MBO and Founder of Orlando Magic Greek

 

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Hustling Magic Men Demoralize Pistons in Detroit

2014 November 17
by Adam Papageorgiou
Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images

The Orlando Magic won 4 road games all of last season. After their 107-93 victory in Detroit on Monday night, the Magic are up to three away wins in this ’14-’15 campaign. Orlando shot 51.9% from the field. Orlando posted season-highs in assists (33) and 3-pointers made (13-for-26). Monday night Magic indeed. The Magic put on a ball movement clinic. Orlando won the fourth quarter 29-17.

Nikola Vucevic tallied yet another double-double with 24 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 assists. Tobias Harris got a career-high 5 steals to go with his 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Evan Fournier would notch a career-high 8 assists to go along with his 14 points. Channing Frye added 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Victor Oladipo was the fifth starter in double digits with 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Caron Butler led Detroit with 20 points while Brandon Jennings added 18 points.

 

Below is the full game recap.

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Magic 8-Ball: Efficiency and SVG’s Revenge

2014 November 17
by Adam Papageorgiou

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In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up. 

 

#1: Can Evan Fournier Remain a Ridiculously Efficient Shooter?

 

 

Below are #2 through #8. read more…