Every play for the Magic’s defense starts with this kind of work to close the paint and then scramble out to the perimeter. The Orlando Magic’s defense has been the bedrock of the turnaround this season. The Magic’s paint defense is the team’s foundation and why the team has experienced some limited success defensively. It is how the Pistons broke down the interior defense is how any team can attack the Magic’s defense. The Magic’s defense then relies on being able to scramble out ot the 3-poin line when defenses eventually kick out.
Orlando Magic (16-28) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (26-19)Time/TV: 7 p.m./Bally Sports FloridaWATCH MAGIC-PELICANS ON FUBO TVFOLLOW LIVE: @OMAGICDAILYLine: Pelicans by 1Tickets: $24-$510 on StubHubSeason Series: Tonight in Orlando; Feb. 27 in New OrleansPace Off. The Orlando Magic rank fourth in the league in free throw rate at 29.4 percent (the same as the New Orleans Pelicans by the way). A 40.5 percent free throw rate (four free throws for every 10 field goals taken) certainly helps. Orlando has just five games with a free throw rate better than 30 percent in that time and three games with a free throw rate worse than 20 percent. Going through itThe New Orleans Pelicans were one of the best stories in the NBA.2 months ago Orlando Magic Daily
Orlando Magic (0-3) at New York Knicks (1-1)Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./NBATV, Bally Sports FloridaWATCH MAGIC-KNICKS ON FUBO TVFOLLOW LIVE @OMAGICDAILYLine: Knicks by 7.5Tickets: $53-$1,562 on StubHubSeason Series: Tonight in New York City; Feb. 7 in Orlando; March 23 in OrlandoPace Off. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 100.8 108.3 114.5 52.5 27.5 15.2 27.6 New York 100.0 115.2 104.7 52.2 30.5 11.4 19.6OMD PredictionGive the Orlando Magic some credit. Prediction Orlando Magic 109 New York Knicks 1043 Keys To WatchBench vs. BenchThe Orlando Magic have liked a lot of things about their starting group even though they have been up and down. The Orlando Magic had a notably bad fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks.5 months ago Orlando Magic Daily
Franz Wagner's last chance to tie the game was blocked by Lauri Markkanen as the Orlando Magic fell to the Utah Jazz. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY SportsFinal Orlando Magic 108 Utah Jazz 112The Orlando Magic are looking for consistency and to begin building their postseason resume. And that is what the Utah Jazz showed after losing a 12-point fourth-quarter lead with five minutes to play in the game. Magic’s struggle to crash the boards continueDuring the loss versus the Utah Jazz, the Orlando Magic were outrebounded 59-40. The ugly games are winnableWhile the loss against the Utah Jazz, showed some jarring vacancies the Orlando Magic may have on their squad, it also presented a positive that Magic fans should be happy with.2 months ago Orlando Magic Daily
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics finally had their breakthrough into the NBA Finals. Orlando Magic (0-2) vs. Boston Celtics (2-0)Time/TV: 7 p.m./Bally Sports FloridaWATCH MAGIC-CELTICS ON FUBO TVFOLLOW LIVE @OMAGICDAILYLine: Celtics by 9Tickets: $91-$4,008 on StubHubSeason Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 16 in Boston; Dec. 18 in Boston; Jan. 23 in OrlandoPace Off. Prediction Boston Celtics 112 Orlando Magic 1103 Keys To WatchShoot your shotThe Orlando Magic’s problems still seem to stem from the offensive end. The Orlando Magic shot 11 for 30 from deep against the Detroit Pistons and then an icy 8 for 34 against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. It had not happened before that since the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Orlando Magic in 2009.5 months ago Orlando Magic Daily
Wendell Carter and the Orlando Magic are making some significant and proven leaps as they continue to learn to win. Orlando Magic (25-35) vs. Indiana Pacers (26-35)Time/TV: 7 p.m./Bally Sports FloridaWATCH MAGIC-PACERS ON FUBO TVFOLLOW LIVE: @OMAGICDAILYLine: Magic by 2.5Tickets: $27-$3,455 on StubHubSeason Series: Pacers 114, Magic 113 in Indianapolis on Nov. 19; Pacers 123, Magic 103 in Indianapolis on Nov. 21; Magic 126, Pacers 120 in Orlando on Jan. 25; Tonight in OrlandoPace Off. Yes, the Orlando Magic are 3.5 games back of the Washington Wizards for the final Play-In spot. But they have to climb over the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls to get right behind the Washington Wizards. Prediction Indiana Pacers 114 Orlando Magic 1133 Keys To Watch3-point volumeThe biggest problem in the Orlando Magic’s offense revolves around their 3-point shooting.29 days ago Orlando Magic Daily
Atlanta Hawks head coach Nate McMillan looks on from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday fired coach Nate McMillan, who was unable to follow up on the success of leading the team to the 2021 Eastern Conference finals. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will serve as interim coach. Overall in 19 seasons, McMillan has a 760-668 record with the Seattle SuperSonics, Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers and Hawks. “I would like to thank Nate for his leadership and professionalism during his time with the Hawks,” Fields said in a statement.1 month ago Click Orlando
BBC and Disney Branded Television are coming together to take Doctor Who globally. The rest of the world will be able to see Doctor Who on Disney+. BBC and Disney Branded Television have come together with returning show runner Russel T. Davies, who is taking over the show once again in 2023. With the announcement of the partnership between the BBC and Disney+, a new logo for the show was also revealed. Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television said, “Doctor Who has captivated the imaginations of families around the world for the past six decades.5 months ago DAPS MAGIC