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Aaron Gordon: "There's not much more I could have done"

Orlando Sentinal Aaron Gordon discusses his runner-up performance in the 2016 All-Star dunk contest
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Aaron Gordon finishes as runner-up in the dunk contest to Zach LaVine

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — TORONTO — Aaron Gordon turned in a great performance in the 2016 All-Star dunk contest Saturday night. But "great" wasn't quite great enough to dethrone defending champion Zach LaVine. Gordon...
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Kobe Bryant will take center stage in his last All-Star Game

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — TORONTO — The dominant storyline to Sunday night's 2016 NBA All-Star Game will be Kobe Bryant's final All-Star appearance. He has been given a hero's welcome at visiting arenas ever since he...
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Mario Hezonja and Elfrid Payton discuss the Rising Stars Challenge

Orlando Sentinal After the Rising Stars Challenge, Mario Hezonja and Elfrid Payton talked about the experience
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Magic's Mario Hezonja displays sense of humor in Rising Stars Challenge

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — TORONTO — Mario Hezonja remains a mystery to many Orlando Magic fans. Hezonja doesn't do as many interviews as most Magic players, and when he does speak, his broken but improving English...
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Howard running out of time to brighten legacy

Orlando Sentinal (Brian Schmitz) — Dwight Howard now carries a label few of us in Orlando would have ever imagined: expendable. We figured that day might come when Dwight was old and gray, but not at 30. Yahoo Sports is...
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Aaron Gordon relishes his All-Star dunk contest opportunity

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — TORONTO — Aaron Gordon awoke Friday morning, left his hotel and discovered the temperature was only 15 degrees. As someone who grew up in San Jose, Calif., attended college in Arizona and has...
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Shaquille O'Neal named Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalist

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — TORONTO — When Shaquille O'Neal started playing basketball at 9 years old, his stepfather took him to a park and promised to teach him how to be like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem...
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Aaron Gordon previews the All-Star dunk contest

Orlando Sentinal In this video, Aaron Gordon answers questions about Saturday's All-Star dunk contest
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Elfrid Payton and Mario Hezonja take their friendship to All-Star Weekend

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — TORONTO — The friendship started almost by happenstance. Mario Hezonja moved into the same building where Elfrid Payton lives. Since Hezonja didn't have a car in Florida yet, Payton drove Hezonja...
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Former Magic player Monty Williams' wife dies after car crash

Orlando Sentinal OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams has died from injuries suffered in a car crash. Oklahoma City police say Ingrid Williams, the wife of the...
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Spurs legend Popovich would be fired if he started career today

Orlando Sentinal (Mike Bianchi) — In another time, on another team, in another town, Gregg Popovich would have been fired long before now. In fact, if the greatest coach in the NBA were starting his career today, he wouldn't last...
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Orlando Magic lose heartbreaker to the San Antonio Spurs 98-96

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — The end of the Orlando Magic's game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night was fitting. The Magic closed the pre-All-Star break portion of their schedule like so many of their...
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Orlando Magic prepare for trade-deadline rumors

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — No one on the Orlando Magic is complaining or asking for sympathy, but the reality is that the next week or so can be a stressful time in professional basketball players' lives. Indeed, the next...
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Hezonja delivers on Skiles' hunch

Orlando Sentinal (Brian Schmitz) — Magic swingman Mario Hezonja has had to hear about other rookies this season, especially Kristaps Porzingis, picked one spot ahead of Hezonja at No. 4. The Croatian-born Hezonja hasn't played as...
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Schmitz: Magic need to reveal real selves

Orlando Sentinal (Brian Schmitz) — The Magic have so many personalities that maybe only Dr. Phil can get a read on them. They don't need a scouting report; they need an ink-blot test. They don't need another tall guy; they need...
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Magic upset Hawks in OT 117-110

Orlando Sentinal ATLANTA — The Orlando Magic needed an extra period instead of a few seconds to upset the Atlanta Hawks again. After beating the Hawks on Nik Vucevic's buzzer-beater on Sunday, the Magic clawed...
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Gordon believes can win dunk contest

Orlando Sentinal Magic small forward Aaron Gordon says he can beat defending champ Zach LaVine in the dunk contest Saturday night during All-Star Weekend in Toronto. "Yeah, of course. I wouldn't be doing this if...
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Tobias Harris' left-ankle sprain forces the Magic to shuffle their lineup

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — An ankle injury to Tobias Harris forced the Orlando Magic to shuffle their starting lineup prior to their pulse-pounding 96-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday afternoon. Harris turned his...
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Orlando Magic beat Atlanta Hawks 96-94 on Vucevic's game-winning shot

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — The Orlando Magic were on the brink of another collapse Sunday, but Nik Vucevic rescued them. Vucevic hit a turnaround, baseline jumper from 19 feet as time expired to give the Magic a 96-94 win...
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Blog Articles

NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2016 open thread

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The busiest night of All-Star weekend takes center stage in Toronto. NBA All-Star Saturday night kicks off at 8:00 PM Eastern. Share all of your thoughts about the nights events in this open...
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USA 157 World 154: USA Guards lead the way against World team

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The United States side avenged last years loss in the BBVA Rising Stars Chall In the second year of their new format, some of the NBA's brightest young stars took center stage at All-Star...
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NBA Rising Stars Challenge rosters, game time, TV schedule and more

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The NBA's All-Star weekend kicks off with the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. NBA All-Star weekend officially kicks off from ice cold Toronto on Friday night with the All-Star Celebrity game on...
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Looking back: Magic at the trade deadline

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Steven Covella) — The Magic are in the middle of several rumors as we near the trade deadline, so let's look back at all the good, bad, and perplexing deadline deals Orlando's made in the past! As they usually do...
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Introducing Pinstriped Post Night 2016

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — We've teamed up with the Magic to help send a group underprivileged kids to a game. As our friends at Bright Side of the Sun and Blazers Edge have previously done, we have been presented with...
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Why the Magic shouldn't deal Victor Oladipo for Jeff Teague at the NBA trade deadline

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Cory Hutson) — Keeping Victor Oladipo is the better long-term move, and it might be the better short-term play, too. On Tuesday, Frank Isola of the NY Daily News reported that the  Orlando Magic and...
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Notebook: Late game issues plague Magic, who still have momentum into All-Star Break

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic have had late-game issues much of the season, and Wednesday's loss to the Spurs was no different. Losing out late As has been the case many times this season, the Orlando Magic ...
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Spurs 98 Magic 96: Leonard downs Magic with late jumper

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic led for much of the game, but couldn't knock off the Spurs late. Playing in their final game before the All-Star break, the Orlando Magic welcomed the San Antonio Spurs to the...
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2016 NBA trade rumors: Orlando Magic looking for "something big," calling on Blake Griffin

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Orlando Magic could be looking at the Los Angeles Clippers star ahead of the trading deadline. With questions swirling regarding his future after his recent run in with a team employee, ...
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2016 NBA trade rumors: Magic may have interest in Hawks' Al Horford, Jeff Teague, according to report

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — Atlanta's former All-Stars could be on the move, a report says, and Orlando may be interested in one or both of them. The Atlanta Hawks , coming off a surprising 60-22 season, are mired in a...
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Magic 117, Hawks 110: Orlando overcomes massive first quarter deficit to earn the crunchtime victory

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Cory Hutson) — Orlando earned a quality win thanks to Vucevic's massive second half and Hezonja's crunchtime scoring. Winning back-to-back games against the same opponent is usually a difficult task in the...
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2016 NBA Trade Rumors: Orlando Magic open to moving Tobias Harris, per report

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — A report says the Magic are listening to offers on their small forward. As the NBA trade deadline nears, more and more rumors begin to seep out about players teams could potential look to...
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Magic find defense in needed win over Hawks

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic's defense has struggled for the greater part of the last two months, but came back to life on Sunday. Over the last month and a half, the Orlando Magic have seen their defense elude...
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Magic 96, Hawks 94: Orlando, Vucevic down Atlanta at buzzers

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic led for much of the game, but ultimately needed a buzzer-beating shot to claim victory over Atlanta. In front of a sparse Amway Center crowd, the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks ...
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Bad habits catching up to Magic

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic's continued bad habits are an issue, with many coming on the defensive end. Losers of 15 of 17, things are turning into a never ending nightmare for the Orlando Magic . Friday night...
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Clippers 107 Magic 93: Clippers control Magic in easy win

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic struggled to put it together consistently all night against the Clippers. Following another late loss on Wednesday night, the Orlando Magic return home to take on the Los Angeles...
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Magic excelling in drive-and-kick situations offensively

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Steven Covella) — Orlando's guards excel at driving to the basket, but often ignore teammates when attacking the rim. His drive to the basket seemed equal parts stubborn and confident. Victor Oladipo had the...
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Orlando Magic go as Tobias Harris goes

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Will Ogburn) — The Magic forward has been a completely different player in wins and losses this season. a href="http://www.sbnation.com/nba/teams/orlando-magic" class="sbn-auto-link"Orlando Magic fans have...
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2016 NBA trade rumors: Magic listening to Channing Frye trades, according to report

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — A report suggests the Magic could be fielding offers on their floor-spacing big man. With the NBA trade deadline rapidly approaching, more and more players names are being tossed around as...
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Aaron Gordon to participate in Slam Dunk contest

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — For the third year in a row, the Magic will have a representative on All-Star Saturday night. For the second straight year, the Orlando Magic will have a representative in the slam dunk...
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