In arguably their most frustrating loss of the season, the Orlando Magic came up empty on 12 of their final 13 possessions against the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night, losing by a 99-93 final score. Willie Green scored a season-high 24 points for the Hornets, while David West tallied 17 points and 17 rebounds, more than offsetting Dwight Howard's 20-point, 17-rebound, 3-block performance.
Behind 30 points and 17 rebounds from Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic managed to knock off the Philadelphia 76ers, 99-95, at Wells Fargo Center Wednesday night. It's Orlando's second straight win, the first time it's won two consecutive games since mid-January.
LeBron James put up 51 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists in the Miami Heat's 104-100 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. Orlando, which trailed by 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallied late in the game with a barrage of three-pointers, but Ryan Anderson's attempt at a tying three just bounced off the rim.
The Memphis Grizzlies built a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter against the Orlando Magic, and then held on for the 100-97 win as Michael Conley tallied 26 points and 11 assists. Orlando lost for the 6th time in its last 11 contests, prompting its coach to say it's no longer a contending team.
Despite Dwight Howard's monstrous performance, the Orlando Magic fell to the Chicago Bulls on Friday night, 99-90, as Luol Deng scored 26 points and Derrick Rose added 22. Howard posted 40 points, 15 boards, 2 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks in defeat.
A recap of the Orlando Magic's 103-96 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night, lowlighted by Detroit's perimeter trio of Tayshaun Prince, Tracy McGrady, and Austin Daye scoring 20 points apiece against the Magic's indifferent, ineffective defense.
A recap of the Orlando Magic's 99-98 overtime victory against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, aided by 20 points from Ryan Anderson and a four-point play from Jason Richardson to tie the score at 90 with 17 seconds to play in regulation.
Dwight Howard scored 33 points and hauled in 13 rebounds, but his Orlando Magic didn't have enough to defeat the Boston Celtics on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as Boston eked out a 109-106 win. Ray Allen scored 26 points, while Kevin Garnett stuffed the stat sheet in his return from a nine-game injury absence.
A recap of the Orlando Magic's 108-99 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, January 15th, 2011. Jason Richardson and J.J. Redick scored 21 points apiece for the victors, offsetting Corey Brewer's 23-point outing for Minnesota.
The Orlando Magic earned their 7th straight win Wednesday night when they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks by a 97-87 final. Despite the win, they did not play well, which prompted coach Stan Van Gundy to question their effort and commitment to playing hard each night.
Solid performances from the Orlando Magic's eight rotation players helped the team win its third consecutive game, 104-88, over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night. Hedo Turkoglu stuffed the stat sheet with 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists, while Dwight Howard locked down defensively with six blocked shots.
In their third game together since two weekend trades shook up their roster, the Orlando Magic routed the San Antonio Spurs, 123-101, behind a punishing fastbreak attack (30 points) an Dwight Howard's dominant offense (29 points on 11-of-13 shooting).
The Orlando Magic's roster shakeup over the weekend did not bear fruit in its first game, as the Atlanta Hawks sent them to a 91-81 defeat. Dwight Howard's 19 points and 20 rebounds weren't enough. Newcomers Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu combined for 27 points on 6-of-23 shooting from the floor.
The Orlando Magic conceded 31 points in the third quarter to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night, and ultimately lost, 97-89. Dwight Howard's 26 points and 20 rebounds weren't enough to push Orlando over the top. Philadelphia's Elton Brand, Louis Williams, and Andre Iguodala combined for 65 points.
Dwight Howard scored 13 of his team-best 22 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the Orlando Magic to a 94-85 win over the L.A. Clippers on Sunday night. Orlando led by 21 points after the first period, but the Clippers ate into its lead in each subsequent period.