The Magic Season Of 2021-22 – A Look Back

The Magic season of 2021-22 has been a long, hard slog. There have been disappointments and frustrations but there are many positives to take as we move into the next stage of the rebuild. To move forward and grow you have to be willing to look back and honestly evaluate what went well and what requires improvement. A LOSING SEASON IN REVIEW Going into the…

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Disappointment As Orlando Lose To Detroit

Whilst it benefits the team’s lottery odds there was disappointment as Orlando lose to Detroit in the Amway Center by 134-120. It was another game where an opponent lit up the scoreboard, this time Saddiq Bey. In scoring a career high 51 points Bey became the fourth payer this season to score 50 points or more in a game on the Magic. It is the…

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The Magic Are Hit For 150 By The Nets

In the Amway Center last night the Magic were hit for 150 by the Nets and a rampant Kyrie Irving. At the close the scoreboard read 150-108, a victory for Brooklyn and a basketball lesson for Orlando. Brooklyn put the game away by half-time, having scored 86 points in that period. Kyrie exploded from the off, with 41 of his career-high 60 points coming in…

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An Overtime Win For Philadelphia In Orlando

A scoreline of 116-114 saw an overtime win for Philadelphia in Orlando over the Magic. The win came with a lot of help from the officials. Orlando fell after the 76ers recovered from a halftime 12 point deficit in the Amway Center. The Magic had a first half to be proud of as they defended some of the NBA’s best at an elite level. The game…

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A Magic Night As Orlando Beat Minnesota

The Amway Center rose to applaud their team on a MAGIC night as Orlando beat Minnesota by 110-118, overcoming an 18 point first half deficit. The win saw the Magic end a six game winning streak for the Timberwolves. Minnesota arrived playing explosive basketball, blowing opponents off the court. At the half way point of the second quarter Orlando switched on their defensive intensity. Up…

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Orlando Leave New Orleans With The W

Despite dropping a 16 point first half lead Orlando leave New Orleans with the W 108-102, as the bench unit played the entire final quarter. The veteran presence of Terrence Ross and Gary Harris was the difference, with both making important shots through the final period. Late in the third quarter the Pelicans tied the game. The Magic responded with 10 unanswered points to re-establish…

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Phoenix Rise Over Orlando Just

A close and hard fought matchup saw Phoenix rise over Orlando just, taking a win by 99-102 in the Amway Center. The loss was certainly in part down to an inexplicable over use of the long ball by Orlando against the team ranked number 1 in defending the three-pointer. Orlando shot the three at only 17.9%, going 7 of 39! Phoenix played without Devin Booker,…

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The Grizzlies Again Maul The Magic

Sometimes as a fan a game can be hard to watch and seeing the Memphis Grizzlies again maul the Magic by 96-124 was one of those nights. Orlando were outclassed by Memphis for much of the game. The first quarter was competitive but the statistics do not lie. Memphis held the lead for 47 of the 48 minutes. Memphis led by at least 15 points…

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The Magic Tame The Raptors In Toronto

A 103-97 team victory saw the Magic tame the Raptors in Toronto. It was for Orlando a team performance built on a strong foundation of defence. In fairness to Toronto, they looked tired being on the second night of a back-to-back and playing their sixth game in eight days. That being said Orlando played well and targeted Toronto’s vulnerability effectively. They played with energy as…

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The Magic Throw It Away Against The Pacers

A fourth quarter collapse saw the Magic throw it away against the Pacers. Going down 122-114 Orlando managed to throw away an 18 point lead. Orlando snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, giving up an 18 point lead in the final quarter and being forced into overtime. The Pacers moved ahead 101-99 on a Tyrese Haliburton 3-pointer with 4:58 remaining in the fourth quarter,…

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