July 12, 2012 |
ORLANDO - The shorthanded 76ers won their first game in the Orlando Pro Summer League on Wednesday, defeating the Brooklyn Nets, 79-71, at the Amway Center. The Sixers fell behind, 16-4, to start the game. But point guard Zack Rosen and forward Devin Searcy came off the bench to provide a spark with their hustle and savvy play. With the backups on the floor, the Sixers (1-2) took a 17-16 lead. The game remained close until the Sixers pulled away in the fourth quarter after a flurry of assists by Rosen.
February 27, 2012 |
ORLANDO - Andre Iguodala could be suffering from culture shock, or the bends, or maybe vertigo on Monday. The 76ers forward made his NBA All-Star Game debut Sunday night at the Amway Center. He played well in his 14 minutes, 11 seconds, collecting 12 points and four rebounds. But for the most part he watched as the Western Conference scored in about as many ways as can be done in a 152-149 win over the East. The West scored 88 points in the first half, an All-Star Game record.
March 4, 2014 |
ORLANDO - Back in the building where a former 76er dominated them on Thanksgiving eve, the Sixers sought a different outcome on Sunday night in this season's final meeting with the Orlando Magic. But a lot has changed for the worse since their last trip to the Amway Center. It could be argued that the Sixers are in rebuilding purgatory after the Feb. 20 trades that shipped Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to the Indiana Pacers. On paper, the Sixers had little chance of avenging the November setback, along with Wednesday's loss to Orlando at home.
February 28, 2014 |
The winter of the 76ers' discontent has perhaps hit its lowest point. They dropped their 12th consecutive game Wednesday night with a 101-90 loss to the struggling Orlando Magic at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers also went winless (0-11) in the month of February. The last time they went winless in a month was in March 1973 (0-13). "We're good, and life moves on," said coach Brett Brown, whose Sixers lost 22 of their last 25 games. "The locker room is good. We win together, and we lose together.
November 29, 2013 |
ORLANDO - The 76ers welcomed Thaddeus Young back to the fold on a night when a former teammate helped to play spoiler. Nik Vucevic recorded his eighth double-double to lead the Magic to a 105-94 victory Wednesday night at the Amway Center. The victory enabled the Magic (6-9) to win consecutive games for the first time since opening the season 3-0. Before Tuesday's win at Atlanta, Orlando had lost four straight and seven of eight. The Sixers (6-10) suffered their second straight setback and have lost 10 of 13. Vucevic's performance overshadowed Young's return after the Sixers forward dealt with the death of his nephew.
July 9, 2013 |
ORLANDO - Rookie Michael Carter-Williams finished with 26 points Sunday for the 76ers in an 88-80 setback against the Houston Rockets in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The first-round draft pick also got a glimpse of the learning curve he faces as he adjusts to the NBA. On one possession, Carter-Williams was careless with the ball near midcourt and it was stripped away by Houston's Casper Ware. But a short time later, the point guard took Ware off the dribble and drew a foul on an acrobatic layup before converting the three-point play.
December 19, 2010 |
ORLANDO - Forget whatever you thought you knew about the 76ers. That they can't shoot, don't defend, and aren't worth the price of admission. Because right now the Sixers are reinventing themselves. They're morphing into a playoff basketball team. On Saturday night inside the Amway Center, the Sixers defeated the shorthanded Orlando Magic, 97-89. It took a heck of a lot of defense and a stroke of good timing. Only hours before the game's tip, Orlando's front office executed two separate trades, sending four key players - two of them starters - to two different teams.
March 2, 2012 |
DURING HIS All-Star Game MVP performance last week, Kevin Durant made Orlando's Amway Center his personal playground, scoring at will with a barrage of jump shots and easy open-floor baskets. The rims weren't quite as kind early on during the Oklahoma City forward's return trip, but he got reacquainted with them late and also got help from fellow All-Star Russell Westbrook to help the Thunder pull out a 105-102 victory over the Orlando Magic last night. Durant scored 38 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, and Westbrook added 29 points and 10 assists as Oklahoma City erased a 14-point deficit to battle back for the win. Durant's effort was two points better than his All-Star night and also included five three-pointers and a 9-for-9 night at the free-throw line - all in a game-high 42 minutes of action.
April 10, 2011 |
ORLANDO - The Orlando Predators fan sitting above the Philadelphia Soul's bench wasn't showing any southern hospitality. "Hey, Vena, thanks for the interception," the fan taunted Soul quarterback Ryan Vena. "You're our best player. I'll buy you a drink after the game. " Despite flashes of brilliance, Vena's debut as Soul quarterback will be remembered for two second-half interceptions that allowed Orlando to take a 53-46 victory before an announced Amway Center crowd of 11,789.
July 11, 2012 |
ORLANDO - Although it was an improvement from Monday's lackluster performance, the result was still the same as the 76ers lost to the Utah Jazz, 84-80, at the Amway Center on Tuesday afternoon. The loss moves the Sixers to 0-2 in the Orlando Summer League after falling to the Indiana Pacers, 69-63, on Monday. For the second consecutive day, the Sixers received strong performances from rookie guard Jacob Pullen, who had 23 points and four assists, and rookie forward Justin Holiday, who had 16 points and 7 rebounds.