The Orlando Magic's milestone wins

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando earned its 1000th regular-season victory Friday. Here's a quick look at other major wins from its 25-year history.

The Orlando Magic picked up their 1000th regular-season win on Friday, topping the Charlotte Bobcats by a 110-105 final in overtime. That occasion gave Orlando Pinstriped Post reason to review some other milestone victories in the team's history. Here's a look.

Victory no. 1

Date: 6 November 1989
Opponent: New York Knicks
Final score: Orlando 118, New York 110
Resources: Box score | Orlando Sentinel recap
Rundown: Despite 29 points from Patrick Ewing, the Knicks couldn't handle the Magic's balanced attack: seven Orlando players scored in double-figures, with Reggie Theus' 24 leading the way. Terry Catledge and Jerry Reynolds added 19 apiece for the Magic. Seven current Orlando players were not yet born when this win occurred.

Victory no. 100

Date: 20 March 1993
Opponent: Denver Nuggets
Final score: Orlando 114, Denver 108
Resources: Box score | Orlando Sentinel recap
Rundown: Nick Anderson scored 32 points and Shaquille O'Neal added 22 with nine rebounds as Orlando weathered a 24-point, six-rebound, seven-assist, three-steal performance from Reggie Williams. It took the Magic a while to reach this victory, as they'd lost five straight before snapping their skid in the Mile High City.

Victory no. 250

Date: 2 February 1996
Opponent: Atlanta Hawks
Final score: Orlando 108, Atlanta 95
Resources: Box score | Orlando Sentinel recap
Rundown: O'Neal and Penny Hardaway both posted double-doubles in this victory over Atlanta. Mookie Blaylock shot just 2-of-14 from the floor for the Hawks, which got 17 points and 10 boards from Grant Long and a team-best 21 from Stacey Augmon. Nine seasons later, Augmon signed with the Magic, for whom he played the final two years of his career.

Victory no. 500

Date: 9 January 2002
Opponent: Philadelphia 76ers
Final score: Orlando 102, Philadelphia 91
Resources: Box score | Orlando Sentinel recap
Rundown: The all-around brilliance of Tracy McGrady helped Orlando reach its 500th win: though he shot just 9-of-23 from the floor, he nonetheless tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and three blocked shots. The immortal Horace Grant, who also played in Orlando's 250th victory, added 21 points. He'd only reach that plateau one more time in his career. The Magic limited Allen Iverson to 27 points on 28 shot attempts.

Victory no. 750

Date: 13 April 2008
Opponent: Chicago Bulls
Final score: Orlando 104, Chicago 84
Resources: Box score | Orlando Sentinel recap | Orlando Pinstriped Post recap
Rundown: In addition to serving as Orlando's 750th regular-season win, this victory put the Magic at the 50-win mark for the 2007/08 season, giving them their first 50-win campaign since 1995/96. Hedo Türkoğlu scored a game-high 25 points for the Magic. Dwight Howard attempted only four shots and snared five rebounds, but still managed 19 points due to his 13-of-17 performance from the foul line. Chris Duhon and Larry Hughes, who suited up for Chicago in this game, became teammates with the Magic in the 2010/11 season.

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