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# Orlando Magic

Last year
# magic man
Paolo Banchero joins Orlando Magic as shock first pick in NBA Draft
Banchero follows in the footsteps of Shaquille O’Neal after he was the number one pick by Magic in 1992.
Brown scores 50 points as Celtics rally to beat Magic
Elsewhere, LeBron James scored 26 points as the LA Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103.
All time
# Disruption
NBA postpones five games over Covid concerns
The move comes after ESPN reported that five Cleveland Cavaliers players tested positive for Covid-19.
# Wrap
Butler nets 32 points as Heat roll over Hornets, James makes strong return for Lakers
Elsewhere, LeBron James returned from a two-game injury absence to score 26 points for the LA Lakers.
# Wrap
Carmelo Anthony lifts Los Angeles Lakers over Memphis Grizzlies
Elsewhere, Stephen Curry added yet another achievement to his storied career in the Golden State Warriors’ 119-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
Injury-hit Lakers edge past Magic, Suns see off Hornets
The signing of free agent Andre Drummond was confirmed by the defending champions shortly before tip-off.
# Red Hot Curry
Stephen Curry on fire again as Golden State Warriors see off Orlando Magic
Curry scored at least four three-pointers for a career-best 13th straight game.
# Winning
Reigning MVP stars as Bucks hold off Magic for 3-1 NBA series lead
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and Khris Middleton added 18 of his 21 in the fourth quarter.
Magic hold on to upset Bucks in playoff opener
Orlando came into the series as big underdogs against the NBA’s best all-around team.
Nets stun LeBron's Lakers as Celtics clinch playoffs spot
Tuesday saw the Los Angeles Lakers fall as the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics won.
# Wrap
Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars
The defending NBA champions finally lost on another busy night of NBA action.
LeBron leads Lakers to victory, Irving sprains knee in Nets loss
The Brooklyn Nets were left to worry about Kyrie Irving as LeBron James and Damian Lillard turned in top performances in the NBA.
# games go ahead
Teen sensation Williamson, Lillard and Young among those to offer light on dark day for NBA
The tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash led to a sombre Sunday in the NBA.
Celtics hand Lakers 'butt-whipping', Simmons 'ridiculously dominant' in Philly win
An epic Monday in the NBA served up surprise losses, overtime thrillers and brilliant displays from Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard.
# Hoops
Magic end Lakers' streak, Rockets lose
LeBron James had a double-double, but the Los Angeles Lakers were stunned by the Orlando Magic.
LeBron leads Lakers past Cavs to ninth straight win, Gilgeous-Alexander breaks Shaq record
The Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a ninth straight win to continue their fine form in the NBA.
# Wrap
Harden hits 44 points in Rockets victory while Davis and LeBron shine for Lakers
There was plenty of NBA action on Friday.
Superstars Kawhi and George combine for 42 points in first Clippers game together
Luka Doncic showed no mercy against the struggling Golden State Warriors, while Ben Simmons landed his first NBA three-pointer.
# sending a message
LeBron's third straight triple-double helps Lakers to continue streak with 19-point comeback
LeBron James maintained his red-hot form as the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak on Tuesday.
# ball don't lie
Raptors, 76ers advance as Lillard's buzzer-beater sends Blazers through
Toronto and Philadelphia will meet in the second round.
# Playoffs
Siakam shines as Raptors take 2-1 series lead over Orlando
The Cameroonian scored a postseason-career high 30 points and had 11 rebounds during Friday’s game.
# Wrap
Steph Curry fires Warriors but Sixers, Raptors stunned in playoff openers
The 31-year-old star finished with 38 points, shooting eight of 12 from beyond the arc to pass Ray Allen (385) for career postseason threes with 386.
# throwback
Warriors clinch west's top seed in blast from the past at Oracle Arena
It was a special night as the Golden State Warriors played their final regular-season game at the arena after 47 years.
Spurs on the verge of playoffs, MVP-chasing Harden lifts Rockets
One loss from the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio will clinch a postseason berth.
Durant-less Warriors crash to back-to-back losses as Harden's 58 leads Houston
The Golden State Warriors were upstaged at the Orlando Magic.
# eastern promise
Joel Embiid and the 76ers send message in win over LeBron's Lakers
The 76ers are on a roll.
# jumper
Rondo's buzzer-beater lifts Lakers past Celtics
A last-gasp 20-foot effort beat the veteran guard’s former side.
# Hoops
LeBron James suffers heaviest loss of career against rampant Pacers
The Lakers have only lost 11 games by 40 points or more in the history of the franchise.
# Criticism
Kyrie Irving: I'll never question Celtics 'teammates in public like that ever again'
Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving explained his critical comments of his teammates.
Raptors cruise to win as Pacers' winning streak ends in Kyle Lowry's return
The Toronto Raptors eased past the Indiana Pacers in the NBA.
# Hoops
Dominant Westbrook hit the 107th triple-double of his career last night
Russell Westbrook went level with Jason Kidd as joint-third on the NBA’s all-time list.
# warriors
Durant explodes for 49 but deflects praise onto 'phenomenal' Thompson
Elsewhere on Monday night, Houston’s James Harden scored 54 points but ended up on the losing side against the Wizards.
# Ball So Hard
LeBron scores season-high 51 points in Lakers' win over old side Miami
The King was back in South Beach last night.
# Hoop Dreams
LeBron makes more NBA history as he moves into fifth on all-time scoring list
It was a good night for the Los Angeles Lakers star.
# russ
Spurs, Thunder and Pelicans secure NBA playoff spots as Westbrook posts another triple-double
Russell Westbrook needs 16 rebounds in his final game to average a triple-double for the season.
# on fire
James Harden created NBA history with the Rockets last night
He became the first player to record a 60-point triple double in their win over Orlando Magic, which was also a franchise single game record.
# Wrap
LeBron scores his 30,000th-point, but the Cavs lose again
LeBron James reached a major milestone but the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Spurs.
Tempers flare as Heat silence Raptors for fifth straight win
With no punches landed, Wayne Ellington’s last-gasp lay-up was the most painful blow of the night.
# the beard
James Harden questions officiating after Boston Celtics complete epic comeback
Harden was called for consecutive offensive fouls in the final seconds as the Celtics won despite trailing by 26 at one stage.
# Comeback
Celtics bounce back as Thunder lift George in return to Indiana
Former Indiana Pacers star Paul George struggled for OKC, who still won midweek.