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Orlando’s Elfrid Payton expounds on rise of players from ‘humble beginnings’

May 12, 2017

 Orlando Magic's Elfrid Peyton | Philstar.comMANILA, Philippines — Elfrid Payton came into basketball relevance through the off the beaten track.

But that has been his calling card for the last three years in the NBA. And in the years to come, he said.

Chatting with members of the press Thursday afternoon in Makati, the Orlando Magic point guard said a lot of guys have been rising to stardom despite their under-the-radar roots.

“I think much more today though, a lot of guys come in and break those barriers. Guys like Damian Lillard are breaking barriers,” he said....

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LeBron, Love lift Cavaliers past Magic, 122-102

April 05, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love.CLEVELAND -- The defense was tenacious. The offense flowed like it hasn't in months, with crisp ball movement leading to a deadly volley of 3-pointers that lit up the scoreboard.

For 12 glorious minutes, the Cavaliers were themselves again. Everything was in place.

No drama, no disagreements....

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Magic GM says player lists in agent's tweeted photo not revealing

April 05, 2017

Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan downplayed a photo Monday night that appeared to show confidential lists of the team's free-agent and trade priorities in a tweet posted by the agent of newly signed guard Patricio Garino.

Hennigan addressed the lists with the Orlando Sentinel after a flurry of speculation surfaced over the photo, which was tweeted by agent Carlos Prunes and showed Garino at the Magic's facilities signing a contract for the rest of this season and all of 2017-18. A wall-mounted dry-erase board can be seen in the background with several headings that reference trades and free agents.

Hennigan told the Sentinel the lists on the board were "not indicative of plans" and were "simply listing options, including some of which other teams have inquired about."...

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Westbrook scores 57, leads Thunder to 114-106 win in OT

March 30, 2017

Russell Westbrook's overtime assist ensures he's scored the most points ever in a triple-double in NBA history.ORLANDO, Fla. -- Russell Westbrook had 57 points -- the most in a triple-double in NBA history -- 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Westbrook, a leading MVP candidate, led the Thunder to their largest comeback in team history, rallying Oklahoma City from a 21-point deficit in the second half as he recorded his 38th triple-double of the season.

And like the 13-point outburst in the final three minutes against Dallas on Monday night for the win, Westbrook was again the catalyst as he hit big shots in the fourth quarter, including the tying 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds remaining to force the extra period....

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Hornets rally in the fourth quarter for 109-102 win

March 23, 2017

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker.ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Charlotte Hornets aren't sure they have enough time to climb into the Eastern Conference playoff picture, but the feeling is whatever chance they have is giving them purpose down the stretch.

The Hornets certainly looked the part of a team on a mission Wednesday night as they fought back from an early fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Orlando 109-102 for their third straight victory. Charlotte also swept the four-game season series with the Magic.

"It just gives us a chance, it gives us a reason to keep fighting," said Charlotte guard Kemba Walker, who finished with 22 points and seven assists. "A lot of teams are not in the same position as us."...

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