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Game Thread 3/3/21: Hawks at Magic

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks visit the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins TBD Injury report Clint Capela (right foot pain) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

NetsDaily

Nets look to keep winning streak going vs. Magic

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Lucky seven. It wasn’t the greatest of showings, but the Brooklyn Nets did what they needed to do and came away with the W against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. The win was their seventh in the row and first in front of fans at the Barclays Center this year. After this, Brooklyn has one more home game before hitting the road to wrap up the first half of the season. The opponent tonight will be the Orlando Magic. Injuries have wreaked havoc on Steve Clifford’s club, but they’re trying to hang in. They had their three-game...

Orlando Magic Daily

Chuma Okeke is doing more than you might think for the Orlando Magic

When the Orlando Magic drafted Chuma Okeke from Auburn back in 2019, the front office knew they were taking a risk. The versatile forward had suffered a devastating ACL injury while at college and needed a year to properly recover. The early signs on the court may have been positive but an early injury again […] Chuma Okeke is doing more than you might think for the Orlando Magic - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey on string of point guard injuries, Saben Lee's nice game

Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey talks Feb. 21, 2021, about Saben Lee's impressive play and poise vs. the Orlando Magic.       

Orlando Magic Daily

Orlando Magic find themselves by sharing the load

The Orlando Magic’s West Coast road trip was exceptionally difficult. The weight of all the injuries that had followed the Magic throughout the course of the season was weighing the team down. The team could paint a positive picture of a group finding its defense (slowly) and fighting hard. But the record was still 1-3 […] Orlando Magic find themselves by sharing the load - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Knicks lose to Magic, snapping three-game winning streak

This was an ugly message from the Knicks that they aren’t ready for .500. The Knicks’ offense turned straight up miserable in the second half of Wednesday’s loss to the injury-plagued and bottom-dwelling Magic, 107-89.

ClutchPoints

Warriors coach Steve Kerr reveals Draymond Green’s injury status following sudden missed game

Draymond Green was a late scratch for the Golden State Warriors ahead of their matchup with the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. Following Green being ruled out minutes before Wednesday’s game, Kerr revealed the big man is expected to return for the Warriors in their next game against the Orlando Magic on Friday, via The Athletic’s […] The post Warriors coach Steve Kerr reveals Draymond Green’s injury status following sudden missed game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Magic rookie Cole Anthony diagnosed with rib fracture, timetable for recovery revealed

The Orlando Magic will be without rookie point guard Cole Anthony for a significant period with the 20-year-old recently diagnosed with a rib fracture. According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN, Anthony will be out of action for Orlando for at least the next two to three weeks: Injury update on Cole Anthony. pic.twitter.com/uwJMhbtLZ6 — […] The post Magic rookie Cole Anthony diagnosed with rib fracture, timetable for recovery revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Orlando Magic Daily

Orlando Magic are on the verge of being taken out by injuries

This season has been going downward in a spiral ever since Markelle Fultz went down with his ACL injury. But it did not stop with Fultz. The injuries have continued to pile on, and it seems when the Orlando Magic get one guy back, two more go down. The Magic are on the verge of […] Orlando Magic are on the verge of being taken out by injuries - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bright Side Of The Sun

Preview: Will Orlando become the latest victim in the Suns’ win streak?

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Suns have won five straight and are set to take on a heavily depleted Magic squad. What: Orlando Magic (11-17) at Phoenix Suns (15-9) When: 7:00 p.m. MST Where: PHX Suns Arena (Please name this soon) Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Betting line: Suns are favored by 10, money line is Suns -550 The Suns are on an absolute roll right now, playing as impressively on both ends as just about any team in the NBA. After injuries and COVID-related absences early on, this group is also fully healthy, and Monty Williams is finally able...

Chopping Block | Orlando Sentinel

Injury-riddled Magic get Michael Carter-Williams back

Orlando Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams returned to the lineup against the Sacramento Kings after missing 19 straight games because of a sprained left foot.

Chopping Block | Orlando Sentinel

Cole Anthony sits as Magic forced to play through more injuries

Orlando Magic rookie Cole Anthony had played in each of the team's 25 games prior to Thursday, making 17 straight starts after taking over as the starting point guard for the injured Markelle Fultz.

Chopping Block | Orlando Sentinel

Magic suffer another injury blow during close road loss to Warriors

The Orlando Magic absorbed another blow to their roster but battled the Golden State Warriors to the end before falling 111-105 on Thursday night at Chase Center.

Orlando Magic Daily

5 Orlando Magic lineups that are struggling and how to save them

The Orlando Magic have had to piece together a rotation through all the injuries the team is facing. Here is how to fix five struggling groups. Things have fallen apart quickly for the Orlando Magic. Injuries derailed whatever original plan the Magic had for the season, sending them into minor chaos. The team has struggled […] 5 Orlando Magic lineups that are struggling and how to save them - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

James Wiseman’s injury status after 5-game absence, per Steve Kerr

It seems as though James Wiseman is still not at a hundred percent 11 days after he injured his wrist in-game on January 30. It was Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr who broke the news ahead of the Warriors’ Thursday night game against the Orlando Magic. According to Kerr, their prized rookie is […] The post James Wiseman’s injury status after 5-game absence, per Steve Kerr appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Orlando Magic Game Day Thread

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ The Blazers reutrn home and look to get a win against the visiting Magic. The Portland Trail Blazers return to the Moda Center after a 3-3 East Coast road swing. They face the Orlando Magic, who arrive in Portland following a loss to the Chicago Bulls 118-92. The Blazers struggled with injuries during their road trip, but the Magic are equally depleted. The game could provide an opportunity for the Blazers to get a much-needed win at home. The following information is courtesy of our Game Day Preview team. Tuesday, February 9 - 7:00 p.m. PTHow...

Chopping Block | Orlando Sentinel

Magic podcast: Where do we go from here as the slump continues?

Another injury, another poor shooting night, and another loss continued to sum up the Magic season last night.

Blazer's Edge

Lillard Details Blazers’ Mentality During Current Injury Woes

Photo by Abbie Parr/ After Tuesday’s victory over the Magic, Damian Lillard explained that the Trail Blazers must take advantage of every opportunity. The Trail Blazers climbed three games above .500 with Tuesday’s 106-97 victory over the Magic. Due to Portland’s list of injuries, the effort in any victory should be recognized. Following the game, Damian Lillard highlighted the Blazers’ current mentality. NBC Sports Northwest’s Dwight Jaynes highlighted Lillard’s postgame comments. With CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic out of the lineup, Lillard acknowledged...

Blazer's Edge

Recap: Blazers Not Fooled By Magic, Cruise To 106-97 Win

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard and Carmelo Anthony helped Portland take care of business in a relatively stress-free win. Following an up-and-down six-game road trip, the Portland Trail Blazers finally made their return to the Moda Center and got a gimme, fending off the decimated Orlando Magic 106-97 to improve their record to 13-10. If the Blazers are hurting with injuries, the Magic are in tormented agony. Aside from Nikola Vucevic, who is having a terrific season, Orlando has been down most of its core rotation in one way or another all season. ...

Chopping Block | Orlando Sentinel

Cold shooting, injuries hurt Magic during road loss to Trail Blazers

Free-throw shooting and 3-point shooting were pitfalls for the Orlando Magic as they started a four-game West Coast road trip with a 106-97 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

Chopping Block | Orlando Sentinel

Magic rookie Cole Anthony avoids MRI for injured shoulder, questionable for next game

The initial evaluation of Orlando Magic rookie Cole Anthony’s shoulder strain indicates the injury is muscular and no MRI is planned at this point.

Blazer's Edge

Trent Jr. Discusses His Move to the Starting Lineup

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Gary Trent Jr. is making the most of his opportunity in the Trail Blazers’ starting lineup. Third-year guard Gary Trent Jr. is making the most of his opportunity in the Trail Blazers’ starting lineup. Thrust into a new role following CJ McCollum’s foot injury, the former Duke standout is averaging a career-best 14.0 points per game so far this season. Following Tuesday’s victory over the Magic, Trent spoke with Trail Blazers digital reporter Casey Holdahl about his transition into the starting lineup. “It’s same old, same...

Orlando Magic Daily

Orlando Magic must still build and grow to make Lottery trip temporary

There was always a chance the bottom could drop out for the Orlando Magic. The team had too small a margin for error and injuries to the wrong players would seriously test the Magic’s depth. Even at full strength, the Magic needed every piece to placed in perfect harmony to succeed. They needed everyone to […] Orlando Magic must still build and grow to make Lottery trip temporary - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

LaVine scores 39 points to lift Bulls past Magic, 118-92

Zach LaVine bounced back from a poor performance a night earlier and scored 39 points Saturday as the Chicago Bulls routed the injury-plagued Orlando Magic 118-92.

Blog a Bull

Lauri Markkanen leaves Bulls’ 123-119 loss to Magic with shoulder injury

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports it was a bad night It was another rough night for Lauri Markkanen on Friday after his dud against the Knicks on Wednesday. The Bulls big man suffered a right shoulder sprain in the first quarter of a disappointing 123-119 loss to the Magic, and while he initially tried to play through it, he ultimately left the game for good early in the third quarter. Markkanen got hurt when he banged his shoulder on a drive against Gary Clark midway through that opening frame. The youngster finished an and-1 on the play, but he was noticeably in pain...

Lakers Interview: Luke On All The Injuries & His Conversations With Rob and Magic

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton On All The Injuries & His Conversations With Rob and Magic. #lakers #LukeWalton #LakersNation