1. Orlando Magic slated to play four games through December 21
  • The Magic will play four games over the next seven days. The team will tip-off the week tonight, December 15, on the road against the Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m. EST) before traveling to Boston to take on the Celtics on Wednesday, December 17 (7:30 p.m. EST). The team will return to Orlando for a four-game home stand at Amway Center, beginning with a matchup with the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 19 (7 p.m. EST) followed by a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, December 21 (6 p.m. EST).
  • 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. Pure Magic Holiday Toy Drive Gift Delivery*
  • Thursday, December 18, 1:30 p.m., @ BETA Center, 4680 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, 32807
  • In partnership with FOX 35 and FOX Sports Florida, the Orlando Magic will deliver gifts collected from the team’s internal holiday toy drive to the BETA Center. The Magic will provide gifts to 60 children who are a part of the residential program.
  1. Magic Players and Coaches Host Holiday Party for Local Families*
  • Saturday, December 20, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., @ Amway Center (Magic practice court)
  • To spread some holiday cheer, Orlando Magic players and coaches will host 21 preselected families from Seminole County Families in Transition and the Osceola County School District.  The Families in Transition program was established in April 2003 to serve the educational needs of children in the Seminole County school system who are considered homeless. The players, coaches and basketball operations staff will spend time with the families shooting basketballs, participating in arts and crafts, face painting and distributing gifts.  The gifts and the party are made possible through the generosity of the entire Magic team.
  1. Magic Player to Meet Fans at Orlando Fashion Square
  • Saturday, December 20, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., @ Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, 32803
  • A Magic player will meet fans and sign autographs at Orlando Fashion Square. Event is open to the public.
  1. Magic sink Hawks on buzzer-beater by Tobias Harris
  • Tobias Harris scored 20 points, including the game-winning jumper as time expired, as Orlando defeated Atlanta, 100-99, at Amway Center.  Harris also added six rebounds, five assists and a career-high-tying three blocked shots.  Evan Fournier scored 19 points for the Magic, while Nikola Vučević returned after a six-game absence to record 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.  Jeff Teague led the Hawks with a game-high 24 points.  Orlando shot 50 percent from the floor, was 10-of-21 from 3-point range and dished out 26 assists.  The Magic trailed 92-86 with 2:57 remaining in the game, but went on an 11-2 run to take the lead.  Trailing 98-96, Kyle Korver drained a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left to give Atlanta a one-point edge.  On the ensuing possession, Harris took the inbounds pass, dribbled to the left elbow and drained a 15-foot jump shot as the buzzer sounded, giving the Magic an emotional victory.
  1. Harris comes up big in the clutch
  • The Orlando Magic have recorded 44 game-winning shots throughout their 26 year history. Tobias Harris has been responsible for the last three game-winning shots by a Magic player. On February 7, 2014, Harris converted a dunk to take down the Oklahoma City Thunder, 103-102. Harris has made two game-winning buzzer-beaters this season on November 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers and December 13 against the Atlanta Hawks.
  1. Payton remains a consistent contributor
  • Magic rookie guard Elfrid Payton currently leads all rookies in assists (128) and steals (35) this season. In fact, Payton has dished out 63 more assists than any other first-year player. On December 13, Payton registered seven assists in 20 minutes of action off the bench against the Atlanta Hawks, marking the most assists by a Magic reserve in a single game this season.
  1. Oladipo finds his touch from beyond the arc
  • In games against the Atlanta Hawks on December 12 and December 13, Magic guard Victor Oladipo shot 3-for-3 from 3-point range in both contests. This was the first time in his career that Oladipo has hit three triples in back-to-back games, and he is the only player in the NBA this season to record three or more 3-point field goals without a miss in consecutive games this season.
  1. Gordon records an efficient performance versus Atlanta
  • On December 13 against the Atlanta Hawks, Magic guard Ben Gordon scored 12 points on 3-of-4 shooting, while making each of his three 3-point attempts and three free throw attempts. In 711 career games, this was the first time that Gordon converted all of his 3-pointers and free throws in a single game (minimum of three attempts each). Gordon’s three 3-point field goals represent the third-most triples without a miss in a single game in his career.
  1. Vučević returns to action
  • Magic center Nikola Vučević recorded his 14thdouble-double of the year with 18 points on 9-for-13 shooting while also pulling down 11 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks on December 13. Despite his six-game absence, Vučević remains tied atop the leaderboard for most double-doubles in the NBA this season.

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