Here’s What You Should Know About Orlando Magic

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  1. OrlandoMagicfinalfinalOrlando Magic set to play three games this week
  • The Orlando Magic will travel to Memphis for the second game of a back-to-back as they take on the Grizzlies tonight, January 26 (8 p.m. ET). The team will return to Orlando for two consecutive contests at Amway Center as they host the Milwaukee Bucks onThursday, January 29 (7 p.m. ET) and the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m. ET).
  • Single-game tickets can be purchased online at www.orlandomagic.com, at the Chase box office at Amway Center, at all TicketMaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted at all purchase points.
  • All regular season Orlando Magic games will be locally televised exclusively by FOX Sports Florida.
  1. Orlando Magic teams up with UnitedHealthcare for Fit Week Tip-Off
  • Prior to the Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers game on Sunday, January 25 at Amway Center, the Magic and UnitedHealthcare started Fit Week at Fan Fest presented by Fan Duel on Church Street with a variety of activities including timed skills and drills competitions, a cooking demonstration with the head chef from Levy Restaurants, exercises led by the Magic Fit 8-week challenge winners from Wolf Lake Elementary, and Magic Fit giveaway items. During the game fans received health and wellness messages and other information on how to stay healthy and active.
  • The week will include another Fit Night presented by UnitedHealthcare on Thursday, January 29, when the Magic host the Milwaukee Bucks. Fan Fest presented by Fan Duel will also feature an inflatable obstacle course, timed skills and drills competition, giveaways, and in-arena health and wellness messages.
  1. Magic FIT School Visit
  • As a part of NBA FIT week, Magic players Aaron Gordon and Devyn Marble will visit Greenwood Lakes Middle School (601 Lake Park Dr., Lake Mary, 32746) on Friday, January 30 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m, to encourage kids to eat healthy and stay active.
  • The MAGIC FIT 8 week fitness challenge an exercise program for children and adults created by the Magic’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Bill Burgos. The Magic will work with local school’s to implement the MAGIC FIT 8 week fitness challenge into their curriculum to work towards a plan for healthier and more active lifestyles.
  1. India Day
  • In appreciation of the Orlando Magic’s diverse fan base, for the third consecutive year the team will partner with the Indian-American Chamber of Commerce to host India Day presented by Chase on Saturday, January 31 when the Magic host the Dallas Mavericks with tip off set for 7 p.m.
  • There will be a street festival at Fan Fest presented by Fan Duel (outside on Church Street) that will include Henna tattoo artists and Indian dances. The in-arena activities will include traditional Indian music, food, dance and more. In addition, the Indian-American Chamber will donate more than 2,000 tickets to nonprofit organizations throughout Central Florida.
  1. Vu?evi? matches his career-high scoring total
  • After scoring a career-best 34 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 10, Magic center Nikola Vu?evi? put up 34 points once again against the New York Knicks on January 23. Vu?evi? has eclipsed the 30-point plateau in a game six times throughout his career – four of those games have occurred during the 2014-15 season, including three in the last 16 days.
  1. Payton continues to impress in his rookie campaign
  • Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton scored nine points and dished out 11 assists against the New York Knicks on January 23. Payton has registered four games with double-digit assists so far this season while no other rookie has recorded more than two.
  1. Good things happen when Orlando hits “The Century Mark”
  • The Orlando Magic have scored 100 or more points 14 times this season, winning 11 of those games by an average of 7.5 points.
  1. Magic among the league’s best from long distance
  • The Orlando Magic have made at least one 3-point field goal in 621 consecutive games, dating all the way back to March 17, 2007. This is the ninth-longest streak in NBA history.
  1. Oladipo coming on strong for Orlando
  • During the last seven games (Jan. 12-present), Victor Oladipo is averaging 22.9 points per game, while shooting .476 from the floor and .387 from 3-point range (160 points, 60-126 FG, 12-31 3FG).
  • On Jan. 12-14, Victor Oladipo became just the fourth player in Orlando Magic history to have 30+ points, shoot 60%+ from the floor and make at least one 3-pointer in back-to-back games. The others were Scott Skiles (Nov. 25-27, 1992), Anfernee Hardaway (Nov. 14-16, 1995) and Tracy McGrady (Feb. 16-18, 2001).
  1. Magic cleaning up the glass in 2014-15
  • The Orlando Magic hold a team defensive rebound percentage of 76.1 through 47 games this season. This currently ranks as the sixth-best percentage in the NBA.

by Sean Gale/Orlando Magic

 

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