Tobias Harris had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Joel Embiid turned in a strong second half and finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Orlando Magic 108-101 on Friday night in their first game without All-Star Ben Simmons.
Fred VanVleet had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors held on to beat the Orlando Magic 109-99 on Wednesday night.
T.J. Warren scored 32 points, tying Jermaine O’Neal’s franchise record for most in a three-game span, to send the Indiana Pacers past the Orlando Magic 120-109 on Tuesday (Wednesday) for their third consecutive victory.
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac made headlines last week when he was the first NBA player to stand during the national anthem, and he didn’t wear a Black Lives Matter shirt during the anthem as well.
Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Aaron Gordon scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half and the Orlando Magic continued a strong restart with a 132-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
He was said to be the only player out of the first three games of the NBA’s restarted season to stand during the anthem.
The Orlando Magic will play the first of their eight “seeding games” on Friday, July 31 against the Brooklyn Nets at the Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Game time is 2:30 p.m.
The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July. It's the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After a few days of waiting for COVID-19 test results to come back, Orlando Magic players were given the green light to return to their training facility for voluntary, individual workouts.
The Orlando Magic are targeting Tuesday, May 12 to reopen their training facility for individual workouts for players, according to a team spokesman.
The Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac is joining Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill and J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church in partnering with the non-profit Project Life to provide breakfast and lunch to youth who would normally be fed at school.
About 1,800 part-time employees will be assisted and receive paychecks for missed games through what would have been the end of the regular season, they said.
While the Orlando Magic flew on the same charter plane as the Utah Jazz, nobody from the team or traveling party is showing any COVID-19 symptoms.
Terrence Ross scored 24 points, including fueling a rally with 18 in the fourth quarter, as the Orlando Magic defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 120-115 on Tuesday night.
Nikola Vucevic added 16 points with 16 rebounds for Orlando, which won its second consecutive game after dropping the previous three.
UPDATE: Joel Glass, chief communications officer for the Orlando Magic, released this statement:
Duncan Robinson scored 27 points, all of them coming from beyond the arc, and the Miami Heat hit a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in their 116-113 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Trevor Ariza scored 11 as the Portland Trail Blazers ended a 3-game losing streak by outscoring Orlando 38-19 in the final period. The Blazers would go on to win 130-107.
Trey Lyles had 20 points and the Spurs overcame a shaky fourth quarter to beat Orlando 114-113 on Saturday night, snapping the Magic’s three-game winning streak.
Terrence Ross scored 19 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter and Aaron Gordon finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists, leading the Orlando Magic to a 136-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.