Lakers officially announce Vogel’s hiring as next coach

Sports 05/13/19, 20:04

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach.The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at their facility.Vogel flew to Los Angeles on May 9 to interview and was hired two days later. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach ...

source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

Sports 05/11/19, 19:10

A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday and ...

Source: Lakers to interview Vogel for coaching job

Basketball 05/09/19, 18:38

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to quickly rebound in their head coaching search after failing to land Tyronn Lue.A person familiar with the search said former Indiana and Orlando coach Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the opening. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

Magic made big strides in Steve Clifford’s first year

Basketball 04/24/19, 14:31

The Orlando Magic were supposed to have gotten a day off on Jan. 30. Instead, an incensed coach Steve Clifford brought his team in to watch film and make them see all the mistakes they made the night before in a loss to Oklahoma City.Plenty of teams would have grumbled ...

With defense clicking, Raptors focused on deep playoff run

Basketball 04/24/19, 09:40

The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration.Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how good this Raptors team can be.Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Magic 115-96 ...

Raptors and 76ers finish off series, will meet in next round

Basketball 04/23/19, 21:56

Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors used another stifling defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games.Kyle Lowry scored 14 points as the Raptors finished off the Magic with ease, bouncing back ...

Leonard has 27 as Raptors rout Magic 115-96, clinch series

Sports 04/23/19, 20:37

Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors used another stifling defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games.Kyle Lowry scored 14 points as the Raptors finished off the Magic with ease, bouncing back ...

Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 lead

Sports 04/21/19, 20:32

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Orlando Magic 107-85 on Sunday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.Pascal Siakam and Norman Powell each scored 16 for the Raptors, who can advance with a home win in Game 5 on Tuesday. ...

Celtics can sweep; Warriors, Raptors, Blazers aiming at 3-1

Basketball 04/20/19, 10:15

The stars have been stars in these playoffs.Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Golden State are coming off a game against the Los Angeles Clippers where the Warriors looked very much like the NBA champions again. Damian Lillard and ...

Siakam has 30 points, Raptors top Magic 98-93 for 2-1 lead

Sports 04/19/19, 20:40

Pascal Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and the Toronto Raptors held off the Orlando Magic 98-93 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to ...

Leonard, Raptors rout Magic; Murray rallies Nuggets

Basketball 04/16/19, 23:03

Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday night, evening their Eastern Conference first-round series at one win apiece.Pascal Siakam had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who never ...

Leonard scores 37, Lowry has 22 as Raptors rout Magic 111-82

Sports 04/16/19, 21:41

Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, Kyle Lowry bounced back from a scoreless playoff opener with 22 and the Toronto Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 111-82 on Tuesday night, evening their Eastern Conference first-round series at one win apiece.Pascal Siakam had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who never ...

Augustin has 25, hits winning 3, Magic beat Raptors 104-101

Sports 04/13/19, 18:48

D.J. Augustin scored 25 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors 104-101 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series on Saturday.Kawhi Leonard got a final shot for Toronto, but missed the rim with his 3-pointer from the top.Aaron ...

Walker scores 43 in likely farewell as Charlotte eliminated

Sports 04/10/19, 21:48

Kemba Walker scored 43 points in what may be his final game with Charlotte, a 122-114 loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night that eliminated the Hornets from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season.Terrence Ross scored a season-high 35 points, Aaron Gordon added 27 and ...

Raptors end regular season with 120-100 win over T-Wolves

Basketball 04/09/19, 21:27

Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors closed their regular season with a 120-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Fred VanVleet scored 16 points, and Chris Boucher had a career-high 15 points and 13 rebounds off the bench for the Raptors, who finished the regular season ...

Magic rally past Celtics, earn 1st playoff berth in 7 years

Basketball 04/07/19, 21:05

Terrence Ross had 26 points, Nikola Vucevic added 25 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rallied past the Boston Celtics 116-108 on Sunday night to clinch their first playoff berth in seven years.Evan Fournier added 24 points for Orlando (41-40), which last made the postseason during the 2011-12 ...

Magic closer to ending playoff drought, Warriors near 1 seed

Sports 04/06/19, 01:25

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with five days remaining in the regular season:EASTERN CONFERENCEThe Orlando Magic won 20 of their first 51 games.Orlando Magic center Khem Birch (24) blocks the shot of Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) during an NBA basketball game ...

Magic use huge 1st half to rout Hawks 149-113 in home finale

Basketball 04/05/19, 20:37

The Orlando Magic used a franchise-record 81 points in the first half to cruise past the Atlanta Hawks 149-113 on Friday night in their regular-season home finale and take another step toward a playoff berth.Nikola Vucevic, Terrence Ross and Evan Fournier scored 25 points each for Orlando, which set a ...

Vucevic, Ross help Magic hold off Knicks 114-100

Basketball 04/03/19, 20:37

Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 13 rebounds and Terrence Ross scored 23 points off the bench as the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 114-100 Wednesday night.Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon had 19 points apiece for Orlando, which is chasing Miami for the final spot in the Eastern ...

Green scores season-high 29 as Raptors beat Magic 121-109

Basketball 04/01/19, 21:01

Danny Green scored a season-high 29 points, Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka each had 15 and the Toronto Raptors clinched their sixth Atlantic Division title by beating the Orlando Magic 121-109 on Monday night.The win also means Toronto can finish no lower than second in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors ...

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