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Wednesday
Apr082015

Derrick Rose Set to Return Against Magic

NBA via Chicago Bulls(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is expected to return Wednesday night when his team takes on the Orlando Magic.

Rose has missed the last six weeks after undergoing a meniscectomy on his right knee on Feb. 27.

"[I'm] just happy that I'm able to come back to a team where I think we're playing all right basketball," Rose said Wednesday at the shootaround. "I think defensively we're playing good, so offensively I shouldn't have to worry about it, just come back and play the way that I normally play."

Rose wasn't sure how much he'll play on Wednesday night, but isn't expecting to be in tip-top shape.

"I'm going to be winded for sure," he said. "Just missing so many weeks, so many days, you're going to be winded. But that comes along with just coming back from surgery. And just not playing the game in a couple weeks."

The Bulls went 10-10 during Rose's absence.


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Saturday
Mar282015

Shaq "Sometimes" Regrets Leaving Magic

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Shaquille O'Neal was inducted into the Orlando Magic's Hall of Fame Friday.

O'Neal was selected with the first pick of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Magic and played his first four seasons in Orlando. During that time, he led the Magic to a berth in the 1995 NBA Finals.

Shaq ultimately decided to leave Orlando for the bright lights of Los Angeles. While he won three titles with the Lakers, he still wonders if he should have ever left the home of Mickey Mouse.

"Do I regret it? I never fully answer it," O'Neal said of leaving Orlando. "I regret it sometimes. Is this where I started and should have stayed? I actually wish they made it a law that whoever drafts you, you gotta stay there your whole career."

O'Neal also believes that 1995 Finals team, which also featured Penny Hardaway and Nick Anderson, could have returned to the NBA's biggest stage.

"That's why I kind of regret it, because we had a young, fabulous team," O'Neal said. "We really did. And it's a shame that we got torn apart. But I think about that all the time. I try not to live my life now on 'ifs' or 'would've, should've,' but do I regret leaving here in '96, yes I do."


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Sunday
Feb152015

T-Wolves G Zach LaVine Wins NBA's Slam Dunk Contest

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine rose above the competition on Saturday night to win the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

In the opening round, the 19-year-old LaVine notched a perfect 100. In the final round, he scored a 92 to edge out Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo to become the first T-Wolves player to win the contest since Isaiah Rider in 1994.

“I’m still on cloud nine,” LaVine said. “I feel like I’m dreaming. Seeing all the dunk contests and people hoisting the trophy, I just saw myself do it and lived it, so it’s a dream come true. I’m glad my family is here to witness it and go through it.”

Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee and Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo were eliminated in the opening round.


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Wednesday
Feb112015

Scoreboard Roundup - 2/11/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Orlando Magic 89 (17-39) – New York Knicks 83 (10-43)

Boston Celtics 89 (20-31) – Atlanta Hawks 88 (43-11)

San Antonio Spurs 104 (34-19) – Detroit Pistons 87 (21-33)

Toronto Raptors 95 (36-17) – Washington Wizards 93 (33-21)

Milwaukee Bucks 111 (30-23) – Sacramento Kings 103 (18-34)

Golden State Warriors 94 (42-9) – Minnesota Timberwolves 91 (11-42)

Indiana Pacers 106 (21-33) – New Orleans Pelicans 93 (27-26)

Oklahoma City Thunder 105 (28-25) – Memphis Grizzlies 89 (39-14)

Cleveland Cavaliers 113 (33-21) – Miami Heat 93 (22-30)

Portland Trailblazers 102 (36-17) – Los Angeles Lakers 86 (13-40)

Los Angeles Clippers 110 (35-19) – Houston Rockets 95 (36-17)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (2) Virginia 51 (22-1) – N.C. State 47 (14-11)

(6) Villanova 74 (22-2) – Providence 68 (17-8)

(9) Louisville 69 (20-4) – Pittsburgh 56 (16-9)

(13) Northern Iowa 83 (23-2) – Illinois State 64 (15-10)

(15) Wichita State 74 (22-3) – Indiana State 57 (12-13)

La Salle 74 (14-10) – (20) VCU 69 (18-6) 2OT

(21) West Virginia 76 (19-5) – Kansas St. 72 (12-13)

(23) Ohio State 75 (19-6) – Penn State 55 (15-10)

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 (31-15-8; 70pts) – Detroit Red Wings 1 (31-13-9; 71pts)

Washington Capitals 5 (29-16-10, 68 pts) – San Jose Sharks 4 (28-20-8, 64 pts) (F/OT)

Vancouver Canucks 5 (30-20-3, 63 pts) – Chicago Blackhawks 4 (33-18-4, 70 pts) (F/OT)


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Thursday
Feb052015

Report: Magic Fire Jacque Vaughn

Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision(NEW YORK) -- The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn on Thursday, ESPN reports.

Vaughn had a 58-158 record through two-and-a-half seasons in Orlando, and the team has just lost 10 straight games.

Vaughn's .269 win percentage is the second lowest in NBA history for someone that's coached over 200 games.

Orlando has now fired the last two coaches. Prior to Vaughn, Stan Van Gundy was in charge.

The Magic will most likely promote one of their assistant coaches to be an interim coach for the rest of the season, ESPN NBA insider Chris Broussard reports.


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Wednesday
Jan142015

Scoreboard Roundup - 1/14/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: San Antonio Spurs 98 (24-16) – Charlotte Hornets 93 (15-25)

Orlando Magic 120 (15-27) – Houston Rockets 113 (27-12)

Memphis Grizzlies 103 (27-11) – Brooklyn Nets 92 (16-23)

New Orleans Pelicans 105 (19-19) – Detroit Pistons 94 (14-25)

Toronto Raptors 100 (26-12) – Philadelphia 76ers 84 (7-31)

Washington Wizards 105 (27-12) – Chicago Bulls 99 (26-14)

Atlanta Hawks 105 (31-8) – Boston Celtics 91 (13-24)

Golden State Warriors 104 (31-5) – Miami Heat 89 (17-22)

Denver Nuggets 114 (18-20) – Dallas Mavericks 107 (27-13)

Los Angeles Clippers 100 (26-13) – Portland Trail Blazers 94 (30-9)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (5) Villanova 88 (16-1) – Xavier 75 (11-6)

(22) Baylor 74 (13-3) – (11) Iowa State 73 (12-3)

(12) Notre Dame 62 (16-2) – Georgia Tech 59 (9-7)

(13) Wichita State 67 (15-2) – S. Illinois 55 (7-11)

(14) Maryland 73 (16-2) – Rutgers 65 (10-8)

(15) North Carolina 81 (13-4) – N.C. State 79 (12-6)

San Diego State 60 (13-4) – (25) Wyoming 52 (15-3)

NHL: Washington Capitals 1 (24-11-8; 56pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 0 (17-20-7; 41pts)

Montreal Canadiens 3 (27-12-3; 57pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (18-20-3; 39pts) 

Anaheim Ducks 4 (28-10-6, 62pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 0 (22-19-3, 47pts)

New Jersey Devils 5 (16-21-8, 40pts) – Los Angeles Kings 3 (20-14-10, 50pts)


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Monday
Jan122015

Scoreboard Roundup - 1/12/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- College Football National Championship: (4) Ohio State 42 (14-1) - (2) Oregon 20 (13-2) 

NBA: Boston Celtics 108 (13-23) – New Orleans Pelicans 100 (18-19)

Houston Rockets 113 (27-11) – Brooklyn Nets 99 (16-22)

Detroit Pistons 114 (14-24) – Toronto Raptors 111 (25-12)

Orlando Magic 121 (14-27) – Chicago Bulls 114 (26-13)

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 7 (17-19-7; 41pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (27-13-4; 58pts)

Washington Capitals 2 (23-11-8; 54pts) – Colorado Avalanche 1 (18-17-8; 44pts)


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Monday
Dec292014

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- College Football Bowl Games – Liberty Bowl: Texas A&M 45 (8-5) – West Virginia 37 (7-6)

Russell Athletic Bowl: (17) Clemson 40 (10-3) – Oklahoma 6 (8-5)

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Arkansas 31 (7-6) - Texas 7 (6-7)

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks 104 (16-16) – Charlotte Hornets 94 (10-22) OT

Chicago Bulls 92 (22-9) – Indiana Pacers 90 (11-21)

Brooklyn Nets 107 (14-16) – Sacramento Kings 99 (13-18)

Orlando Magic 102 (13-21) – Miami Heat 101 (14-18)

Washington Wizards 104 (22-8) - Houston Rockets 103 (21-9)

Los Angeles Clippers 101 (21-11) - Utah Jazz 97 (10-21)

NHL:  Boston Bruins 5 (19-15-3; 41pts) – Detroit Red Wings 2 (19-9-9; 47pts)

Montreal Canadiens 3 (23-11-2; 48pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (10-22-4; 24pts)

New Jersey Devils 3 (13-18-7; 33pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (22-9-5; 49pts)

New York Islanders 4 (24-11-1; 49pts) – Washington Capitals 3 (18-11-7; 43pts) OT

Ottawa Senators 5 (15-14-7; 37pts) – Buffalo Sabres 2 (14-20-3; 31pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (23-11-4; 50pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (20-14-3; 43pts)

St. Louis Blues 3 (22-11-3; 47pts) – Colorado Avalanche 0 (13-15-8; 34pts)

Minnesota Wild 3 (17-13-4; 38pts) – Winnipeg Jets 2 (19-11-7; 45pts)

Calgary Flames 2 (20-15-3, 43pts) - Los Angeles Kings 1 (18-12-7, 43pts)

Arizona Coyotes 4 (14-18-4, 32pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 2 (14-16-6, 34pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 5 (25-10-2, 52pts) - Nashville Predators 4 (23-9-3, 49pts) SO

Dallas Stars 3 (16-14-5, 37pts) - New York Rangers 2 (19-11-4, 42pts)

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (2) Duke 86 (11-0) - Toledo 69 (7-5)

(11) Texas 66 (11-2) - Rice 55 (3-8)


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Tuesday
Nov252014

Cavs Snap Skid with Win over Orlando

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James scored 29 points -- 16 in the first quarter -- as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Orlando Magic 106-74 on Monday night.

Prior to the game, James called himself out by telling reporters "I stink" and taking responsibility for the team's lackluster performance.

"I'm my biggest critic," James said. "I wasn't happy with my play the last week. No one puts any more pressure on me than myself. You go out and you just don't talk about it, you show it too."

The veteran took his own advice and came out strong, scoring as many points in the first quarter as the Magic (6-10) did. James finished the day by shooting 9-for-17 and pushing the lead to the point where he did not play in the fourth quarter. As a team, Cleveland (6-7) controlled the game defensively with 14 steals and nine blocks, forcing 21 turnovers.

"He's a great player and that's what great players do," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said of James. "They lead their team and make plays at both ends of the floor." 

Orlando struggled offensively as well, shooting 36.3 percent (29-of-80) from the floor. The Magic, who had won consecutive road games, were playing without leading rebounder and scorer Tobias Harris for the second straight night. Victor Oladipo picked up the scoring, racking up 22 points in the loss.


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Monday
Nov172014

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/17/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers 27 (7-4) - Tennessee Titans 24 (2-8)

NBA: Dallas Mavericks 107 (8-3) - Charlotte Hornets 80 (4-7)

Denver Nuggets 106 (3-7) - Cleveland Cavaliers 97 (5-4)

Orlando Magic 107 (5-7) - Detroit Pistons 93 (3-8)

Phoenix Suns 118 (5-5) - Boston Celtics 114 (3-5)

Memphis Grizzlies 119 (10-1) - Houston Rockets 93 (9-2)

Miami Heat 95 (6-5) - Brooklyn Nets 83 (4-6)

San Antonio Spurs 100 (6-4) - Philadelphia 76ers 75 (0-10)

Portland Trail Blazers 102 (8-3) - New Orelans Pelicans 93 (5-4)

Chicago Bulls 105 (8-3) - Los Angeles Clippers 89 (5-4)

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning 5 (13-4-2, 26pts)   - New York Rangers 1 (7-7-4, 18pts)

Top-25 College Basketball: (7) Louisville 88 (2-0) - Jacksonville State 39 (0-2)

Miami 69 (2-0) - (8) Florida 67 (1-1)

(12) Villanova 81 (2-0) - Maryland-Eastern Shore 44 (0-2)

(13) Gonzaga 72 (2-0) - (22) Southern Methodist 56 (1-1)

(14) Iowa State 81 (2-0) - Georgia State 58 (1-1)

(24) Michigan 77 (2-0) - Bucknell 53 (1-1)


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