| Jan 8, 2012
| 10:21 AM
SACRAMENTO — Perhaps no NBA general manager faces more scrutiny these days than Otis Smith of the Orlando Magic.
After Smith made two blockbuster trades in Dec. 2010, the Magic lost in the first round of the 2011 playoffs. The franchise also...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 11:34 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Orlando Magic finally have a signature win, and it doesn’t matter to them that they needed to hang on for their basketball lives at the very end.
They ventured into one of the toughest venues in the NBA, dominated a...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:57 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Orlando Magic already have completed one-sixth of their regular season, and enough games have passed to start drawing some conclusions.
As coach Stan Van Gundy surveys his team, he sees plenty of valid reasons for concern. But...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:05 PM
NEW YORK — Ryan Anderson is suffering from a cold.
The Orlando Magic's starting power forward barely slept Sunday night, and as tipoff against the New York Knicks approached Monday afternoon, Anderson skipped his usual pregame shooting routine with...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:17 PM
Stan Van Gundy plopped down into his chair for his postgame press conference and groaned.
This loss hurt.
If just one or two little things had gone differently, the Orlando Magic could have beaten the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Instead, the...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The relationship between Dwight Howard and Shaquille O'Neal has run hot-and-cold for years, but it seems like they have reached a deep freeze, at least from Howard's perspective.
Howard sounds ticked-off at O'Neal after O'Neal recently said on TNT,...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 11:44 PM
BOSTON — In their first 15 games this season, the Orlando Magic never folded, even in losses.
There’s a first time for everything.
The Magic unraveled Monday night, and the result was the worst single-game offensive performance in team...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:26 PM
BOSTON — Glen Davis and Brandon Bass met at TD Garden's midcourt stripe about two hours before the Orlando Magic faced the Boston Celtics on Monday.
Davis and Bass were good friends long before this season, and they continue to be good friends...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:40 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith indicated Tuesday that it is unlikely the team will extend the contract of power forward Ryan Anderson before Wednesday night's 11:59 EST deadline to do so for members of the 2008 draft class....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The secret to beating the Orlando Magic is no secret at all.
If you have good interior defenders, you single-cover Dwight Howard as much as possible and ask your other defenders to crowd perimeter shooters to take away 3-point shots.
| Nov 26, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Q. Is the tentative agreement a done deal?
A. It could fall apart, but that's very, very unlikely. NBA Commissioner David Stern is confident that a majority of team owners will approve it. And a majority of players will agree to it, too. Remember,...