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January 31, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bad teams find ways to lose; good teams find ways to win. And after the 76ers put up some wretched numbers in a 74-69 win over the Orlando Magic in front of 16,299 at Wells Fargo Center, it is starting to become clear that the Sixers are, indeed, good. Their point total was the lowest they've posted all season, yet they won. They made just 30 of 80 shots (37.5 percent), yet they have 15 wins in 21 games. And they were outscored, 27-16, in the fourth quarter - giving up 18 points in the final three minutes - yet they were able to win their third game in a row after losing two of three before that.
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May 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ORLANDO SEEMS to be Rumor Central these days with names like Shaquille O'Neal and Jerry Sloan being tossed out there. O'Neal will meet with the Magic next week to discuss the general manager opening, multiple sources told ESPN. In his first season as an analyst for TNT, O'Neal spent the first four seasons of his career as the Magic's center starting with the 1992-93 season. He led the league in scoring with 29.3 points per game with Orlando in 1994-95. Sloan, meanwhile, has expressed interest in the open Charlotte Bobcats and Magic coaching positions.
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October 28, 2009
Who: Sixers at Orlando Magic, season opener for both When: 7 o'clock Where: Amway Arena, Orlando TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WIP (610-AM)
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January 21, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
ORLANDO - Nerlens Noel is back to his shot-blocking self. The 76ers power forward/center blocked 16 shots over the last five games. Four of those blocks came Saturday in a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. He also had three blocks in each of the other four games over that stretch. The 6-foot-11, 223-pounder hasn't had a dominant stretch like this since his lone season at Kentucky in 2012-13. His defensive presence in the last five games could go a long way in proving that he's more effective at center.
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November 14, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Orlando Magic guard Nick Anderson called a press conference last night to refute allegations by an Orlando woman that he raped her last February. "I say to you and to all the fans of the Orlando Magic that this allegation is false and untrue," Anderson said, tears streaming from his eyes and his voice choking. A woman, who wasn't identified, filed a complaint against Anderson with the Orlando Police Department on Oct. 8. The woman said Anderson raped her Feb. 26, Orlando Police spokesman Sgt. Bill Molloy said.
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July 30, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The move expected for nearly a year finally happened. The Orlando Magic signed free-agent forward Horace Grant last night. No terms were disclosed. The seven-year veteran was a key member of the Chicago Bulls during their run as three-time NBA champions, but had publicly expressed his desire to join the Magic since last season. "It's going to be a great season for us. We're not going to get knocked out in the first round if I have anything to say about it," Grant said at a news conference.
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July 14, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Orlando Magic forward Dennis Scott said Saturday that he's frustrated over what he perceives as low pay and might sit out the final year of his contract, according to a broadcast report. Scott has one year left on his contract with the Magic, which will pay him about $3 million. Scott told WCPX-TV in Orlando on Saturday that he's tired of being paid less than players he thinks don't measure up to him. Scott declined to talk about an incident Friday at Sterling, Va., during what was to have been camp for youngsters.
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December 5, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Jerome Kersey scored 22 points last night to help propel the Portland Trail Blazers to a 121-95 victory over the Orlando Magic. Kersey and Clyde Drexler combined for 17 points in a third period that saw the Blazers outscore the Magic by 34-19 to open an 89-70 lead in front of a crowd of 14,088 - the first non-sellout in eight home games for Orlando, which joined the NBA this season. The Magic trailed by only 65-58 with 8 minutes, 24 seconds left in the third quarter, but Kevin Duckworth, Terry Porter and Kersey then sparked a 15-6 burst by the Blazers.
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January 22, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - Ish Smith was back at one of his old stomping grounds. The 76ers point guard signed with the Orlando Magic as a free agent on Feb. 2, 2012. One year and 19 days later, the Magic traded him, along with J.J. Redick and Gustavo Ayon, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Tobias Harris, Doron Lamb, Ben Udrih and cash. "It feels good to be back," said Smith, whose Sixers faced the Magic Wednesday night at Amway Center. He pointed out that his Magic team had the likes of Dwight Howard, Redick and Jameer Nelson to learn from.
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January 22, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
ORLANDO - This was as good an opportunity as any for the 76ers to get a victory over an Eastern Conference opponent. The Orlando Magic went into Wednesday's contest minus shooting guard Victor Oladipo. They also had lost three straight games and seven of their last eight. The Sixers took full advantage on a night when they lost starters Nerlens Noel and JaKarr Sampson, taking a 96-87 victory before 17,746 fans at Amway Center. The win improved the Sixers to 6-38. Most important, they snapped a 33-game losing streak to conference foes dating back to last season.
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January 21, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, Staff Writer
ORLANDO - Nerlens Noel is back to his shot-blocking self. The 76ers power forward/center blocked 16 shots over the last five games. Four of those blocks came Saturday in a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. He also had three blocks in each of the other four games over that stretch. The 6-foot-11, 223-pounder hasn't had a dominant stretch like this since his lone season at Kentucky in 2012-13. His defensive presence in the last five games could go a long way in proving that he's more effective at center.
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November 9, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers remain winless. Their latest loss came Saturday night in a 105-97 defeat against the Orlando Magic at the Wells Fargo Center. The defeat dropped them to 0-6 heading into a home game Monday against the Chicago Bulls. It also marked their 11th loss in their last 14 meetings with the Magic (3-4) in Philadelphia. The Sixers were within four points (99-95) with 37 seconds left. However, the Magic made six foul shots down the stretch to seal the win. The game had its fair share of rough play that led to Nerlens Noel's ejection in the third quarter.
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November 4, 2015 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Columnist
I DO NOT THINK Kobe Bryant will follow the script of former Los Angeles Lakers great Elgin Baylor. Nine games into the 1971-72 season, Baylor, then 37, evaluated his chronic knee issues and decided to call an end to his 13-year NBA career. One of the greatest scorers of his generation, Baylor, ironically, left the game during the season the Lakers won the NBA title he had relentlessly pursued in vain. Bryant has no such issues. A five-time NBA champion and 17-time All-Star with the Lakers, Bryant, 37, has a legacy that few players in NBA history can rival.
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March 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers did a horrible thing Wednesday night - they defeated the Detroit Pistons. Why horrible? Because the Sixers are supposed to have tanking fever. Yet, they have a dilemma. General manager Sam Hinkie purposely constructed a bad team with the hope of securing one of the top picks in June's NBA draft. However, his players have refused to adopt a losing mentality, and the Sixers have won three of their past six games. Now their schedule really isn't conductive to losing.
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February 24, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - Isaiah Canaan displayed the long-range shooting touch the 76ers coveted. But unfortunately for the Sixers, Nik Vucevic was, once again, a thorn in his former team's side. The 7-foot center had game highs of 31 points, 14 rebounds and a game-sealing block Sunday night in the Orlando Magic's 103-98 victory at the Amway Center. His 34th double-double of the season helped the Magic (19-39) extend their winning streak to a season-best three games. The Sixers (12-43) have lost three straight.
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February 24, 2015 | BY JEFF SHAIN, For the Daily News
ORLANDO - Nobody figured last night would be easy for the 76ers, trying to break in a neophyte point guard after one practice. Nor did it get any easier upon learning Luc Mbah a Moute was in a race to get to Florida in time for tipoff. Mbah a Moute never made it. And Isaiah Canaan struggled at times with both his fitness and his playmaking. Despite those issues, the Sixers found enough firepower to come back from a 12-point deficit and push the surging Orlando Magic to the final minute.
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December 26, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Remember how the 76ers were a national joke after losing to the Dallas Mavericks by 53 points on November 13? Well, no one is laughing now. Especially not the Orlando Magic or the Miami Heat, the squads the Sixers (4-23) recently defeated to post their first back-to-back wins of the season. They held the Magic to 88 points on Sunday at the Amway Center before limiting the Heat to 87 points Tuesday. The Sixers squad that once looked allergic to defense has been locking down foes.
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