| Mar 23, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The Orlando Magic’s top mission tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers: slowing down rookie point guard Kyrie Irving.
Irving has averaged 23.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.6 assists in his last five games, and he's also shot 40.0 percent from 3-...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 8:17 PM
The Orlando Magic offense can be a fragile thing.
Orlando can be a dangerous team when players move the ball energetically and take advantage of their All-NBA center by playing inside-out. But the Magic typically struggle when the ball movement wanes;...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:30 PM
TORONTO — Ryan Anderson prepared for a tough test as tipoff approached Monday night. He sat at his locker inside Air Canada Centre and said he wasn’t looking forward to guarding Andrea Bargnani, a talented 7-footer who can shoot from long...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Major League Baseball--Tampa Bay Rays vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Noon (ESPN)
Tennis--ATP World Tour-WTA, Sony Ericsson Open, Noon and 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Men's College Basketball--National Invitation Tournament, Championship Game, Stanford vs....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
Glen "Big Baby" Davis is a living, breathing, jump-shooting, bird-shooting example of why there is a growing disconnect between fans and professional athletes. Davis was fined $35,000 earlier this week for...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Adonal Foyle sees one problem after another appear on Otis Smith's plate, and he questions the sanity of his chosen career path.
"I tell Otis, 'I think I'm reconsidering,' " Foyle laughed.
Foyle is learning the general-manager ropes under Smith, who...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Otis Smith stood outside the Magic's lockeroom 90 minutes before Sunday's game, wearing a motorcycle-themed T-shirt, ballcap and jeans.
A fan approached him, shook his hand and remarked that it looked like he had just hopped off his Harley. A suit and...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:12 PM
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Several minutes into Tuesday night's fourth quarter, Stan Van Gundy shouted something from the Orlando Magic bench onto The Palace of Auburn Hills court.
"Come on!" he yelled. "Get a stop!"
That didn't happen. Detroit Pistons...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Stan Van Gundy and many of his players claim that their team rejuvenated its spirit in recent days. They cannot pinpoint how it happened, exactly. They only say that something changed just before or during their gritty win Saturday night in Philadelphia....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:29 PM
Reality hits the Magic and their fans Sunday in Mexico, square in the la cara (face).
The club will take the floor not only to officially begin their rebuilding process. But for the first time since 2004, the Magic will start a season with somebody in...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 5:50 PM
MEXICO CITY – During their first preseason game, the Magic realized they had serious fans in places they didn't expect them.
Mexican fans streamed in to the Ciudad de Mexico Arena Sunday more than an hour before tipoff to see pregame warmups,...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 2:33 PM
The Orlando Magic’s starters played well against the New Orleans Hornets’ starters in the teams’ preseason opener Sunday afternoon. But the Magic’s reserves faltered — at least in the game’s final quarter.