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2009/2010 Recaps

Orlando Magic 96, Los Angeles Lakers 94

A recap of the Orlando Magic's physical win over the L.A. Lakers on Sunday, March 7th, 2010 by a 96-94 final. Vince Carter scored 15 of his 25 points in the first period to get Orlando off to a strong start, while the Magic survived an 18-point fourth quarter from Kobe Bryant to win.

Orlando Magic 97, New Jersey Nets 87

A recap of the Orlando Magic's hollow, 97-87, win over the New Jersey Nets on Friday, March 5th, 2010. Matt Barnes scored 14 of his team-high 16 points in the first period as Orlando snagged a 32-18 lead, but the game was closer that it should have been, perhaps due to a lack of focus on the Magic's part.

Orlando Magic 117, Golden State Warriors 90

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 117-90 blowout win over the Golden State Warriors. Dwight Howard scored 28 points and grabbed 12 boards in just 32 minutes to lead Orlando, while Rashard Lewis and Vince Carter scored 17 and 15, respectively, in limited action.

Orlando Magic 126, Philadelphia 76ers 105

Jameer Nelson's 22 points and 10 assists keyed the Orlando Magic's most efficient offensive performance of the season, a 126-105 drubbing of the Philadelphia 76ers, which featured 7 Magic players in double-figures as well as 15 three-pointers in just 23 attempts.

Orlando Magic 96, Miami Heat 80

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 96-80 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday, February 28th, 2010. Rashard Lewis scored 22 points, while the Magic held Dwyane Wade to 21 points for the first time since November 2005 to pick up their first win against the Heat this season.

New Orleans Hornets 100, Orlando Magic 93

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 100-93 loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, February 26th, 2010. Orlando squandered an 18-point lead with 6:11 to play in the third quarter. David West scored 40 for New Orleans.

Orlando Magic 110, Houston Rockets 92

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 110-92 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010. Dwight Howard set two new Magic records with his 19th straight double-double and by taking 11 shots without a miss.

Orlando Magic 101, Cleveland Cavaliers 95

The Orlando Magic rallied to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 101-95, on Sunday to send the Cavs to their third straight loss, their longest skid in two years. Dwight Howard scored 22 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and blocked 4 shots, while the Magic's starting backcourt of Jameer Nelson and Vince Carter keyed Orlando's late rally. LeBron James scored 33 points in the loss.

Dallas Mavericks 95, Orlando Magic 85

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 95-85e loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, February 19th, 2010. Orlando had an 11-point lead with 1:49 to play in the third period before Dallas seized control with a 19-0 run.

Orlando Magic 116, Detroit Pistons 91

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 116-91 blowout of the Detroit Pistons. Dwight Howard's 33 points, 17 boards, and 7 blocked shots were too much for the Pistons to counter. Richard Hamilton scored a season-high 36 points in the loss, as his teammates combined for just 55 points on 62 shot attempts.

Cleveland Cavaliers 115, Orlando Magic 106

In a game that featured the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, the Orlando Magic suffered a defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 115-106.

Orlando Magic 107, Chicago Bulls 87

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 107-87 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010. Dwight Howard, with 18 points, led 7 Magic players in double-figure scoring, while Vince Carter added 15. Bulls guard Derrick Rose left the game for good after just 2 minutes due to a bruised hip.

Orlando Magic 123, New Orleans Hornets 117

A recap of the Orlando Magic's electrifying, 123-117, come-from-behind win over the New Orleans Hornets on February 8th, 2010. Vince Carter scored 34 of his 48 points in the second half to lead the charge.

Orlando Magic 96, Boston Celtics 89

A recap of the Orlando Magic's stunning comeback win over the Boston Celtics, 96-89, on Super Bowl Sunday. Orlando used a 19-0 run in the third quarter to wrest control of the game from Boston.

Washington Wizards 92, Orlando Magic 91

A recap of the Orlando Magic's embarrassing, 92-91, loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday, February 5th. Orlando held a 21-point lead in the first half, but the Wizards' Caron Butler and Randy Foye led a second-half charge to give Washington the lead. Butler's jumper from the left baseline with 0.5 remaining in the game sealed the win for Washington.

Orlando Magic 99, Milwaukee Bucks 82

Keyed by Vince Carter's all-around excellent play, the Orlando Magic coasted to a 99-82 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Carter posted his first double-double since joining the Magic, with 17 points and 10 boards, while dishing a team-best 7 assists for good measure.

Orlando Magic 91, Detroit Pistons 86

A recap of the Orlando Magic's hard-fought win over the Detroit Pistons, 91-86, in Auburn Hills on Sunday. Jameer Nelson and Mickael Pietrus had to leave due to injury, but J.J. Redick (17 points), Dwight Howard (16 points, 15 boards, 5 blocked shot), and Rashard Lewis (15 points on 5-of-7 shooting) picked up their slack.

Orlando Magic 104, Atlanta Hawks 86

A recap of the Orlando Magic's dominant, 104-86, win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, January 30th, 2010. Dwight Howard scored 32 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to propel the Magic to their 6th straight win over the Hawks, including 3-0 this season.t

Orlando Magic 96, Boston Celtics 94

A recap of the Orlando Magic's stunning, come-from-behind victory against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Orlando trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half, but rallied to win behind its defense and Rashard Lewis' layup with 1.3 seconds left.

Memphis Grizzlies 99, Orlando Magic 95

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 99-95 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Magic had no answer for Zach Randolph, who scored 23 points and grabbed 9 offensive rebounds (19 overall).

Orlando Magic 106, Charlotte Bobcats 95 (OT)

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 106-95 win in overtime over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010. The Magic scored the first 11 periods of the extra frame to ensure victory after coughing up what had been a 16-point lead late in the third quarter. Orlando won its third straight game and snapped Charlotte's 9-game home winning streak.

Orlando Magic 100, Sacramento Kings 84

A recap of the Orlando Magic's ugly, dominant win over the cold-shooting Sacramento Kings on Friday, January 22nd, 2010. The Magic cruised to a 100-86 win behind their defense, which limited the Kings to 33.4% shooting.

Orlando Magic 109, Indiana Pacers 98

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 109-98 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, which featured stellar all-around play from Matt Barnes (10 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists) and Dwight Howard's usual dominance (32 points, 11 rebounds). The Magic's 40-20 first quarter proved to be the difference in the game, with Indiana rallying in the second half to make things interesting in the 4th quarter.

Los Angeles Lakers 98, Orlando Magic 92

A recap of the Orlando Magic's mildly encouraging loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, 98-92, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dwight Howard scored a game-high 24 points for Orlando, but the Lakers' reserve backcourt duo of Shannon Brown and Jordan Farmer helped key a 15-0 run to start the 4th period for L.A.

Portland Trail Blazers 102, Orlando Magic 87

A recap of the Orlando Magic's game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, January 15th, 2010.

Denver Nuggets 115, Orlando Magic 97

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 115-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets, on a night in which they had no answer for Carmelo Anthony or Chauncey Billups.

Orlando Magic 109, Sacramento Kings 88

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 109-88 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010. Dwight Howard turned in one of the best all-around performances of his career, with 30 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocked shots.

Orlando Magic 113, Atlanta Hawks 81

A recap of the Orlando Magic's big win over the Atlanta Hawks, 113-81, on Saturday, January 9th, 2010.

Washington Wizards 104, Orlando Magic 97

The Orlando Magic have lost 4 straight games for the first time since the 2007 playoffs. Their latest performance? Frittering away a 10-point lead with 10:39 to play against the Washington Wizards, to whom they lost, 104-97.

Toronto Raptors 108, Orlando Magic 103

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 108-103 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, January 6th, 2009. Rashard Lewis' 24 points and 5 three-pointers weren't enough to stop an efficient Toronto offense as Orlando lost its third straight game.

Indiana Pacers 97, Orlando Magic 90

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 97-90 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night, its 5th road defeat in its last 6 tries. The Magic had no answer for Pacers center Roy Hibbert, who popped off for a career-best 26 points on Dwight Howard, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.

Chicago Bulls 101, Orlando Magic 93

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 101-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, January 2nd, 2009. Derrick Rose scored 30 points to lead the way to Chicago, which soundly out-worked Orlando for its 4th straight win.