ORLANDO MAGIC THIS WEEK


ORLANDO MAGIC THIS WEEK

10 Things You Should Know

 

  1. Orlando Magic set to play four games through November 9
  • The Orlando Magic will travel to Chicago and Philadelphia for their first back-to-back of the season as they prepare to take on the Bulls on Tuesday, November 4 (8:00 p.m. EST) and the 76ers on Wednesday, November 5 (7:00 p.m. EST). The Magic will return home to Amway Center as they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m. EST) before traveling to Brooklyn for a matchup with the Nets on Sunday, November 9 (3:30 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. Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation team up for Seats for Soldiers Night
  • The Orlando Magic and Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, have teamed up for the 11th consecutive season to honor military men, women and their families with Seats for Soldiers Night on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. when the Magic take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Magic, Harris Corporation and season ticket holders have donated 2,000 tickets to the Magic/Timberwolves matchup for active and retired military personnel and their families.
  1. Orlando Magic offer fans several ways to connect with the team
  • As part of the Orlando Magic’s continuing commitment to the fan experience and technology, the Magic invite fans to connect through several ways with the team including orlandomagic.com, elorlandomagic.com, mobile app and mobile web, and through social media avenues – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Vine and Pinterest, including the Spanish social media platforms –  Twitter and Facebook. The team offers opportunities to win tickets, prizes and retail items through those multiple platforms.
  • The Magic’s commitment to the fan experience and engagement were recently enhanced through the team’s technology efforts.  Those efforts include the announcements of its new mobile application, which is currently available for download; the launch of iBeacons technology installed throughout Amway Center to provide fans the ability to receive instant communication and updates the moment they enter the arena; the implementation of Google Glass technology to further enhance the fan experience; and the re-launch of OrlandoMagic.com to be more responsive to mobile and tablet applications.
  1. Orlando Magic and Habitat for Humanity joined together to give one family a home
  • As part of the NBA Cares Week of Service, the Orlando Magic and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, provided a home for David and Matilda Duppins and their four children. David was diagnosed with a severe case of malaria while serving as a missionary in Africa. Forced to return to the United States for better healthcare, he and his wife made every effort to improve their conditions. After years of devoutness and faith, they now have a beautiful home that will allow the entire family to live peacefully.
  • This is the sixth time the Magic and Habitat for Humanity have partnered to present a home to a deserving Central Florida family. The goal is to help transform the lives of low-income and hard-working families.
  1. Nikola Vučević in rare company
  • Magic center Nikola Vučević has recorded a double-double in every game so far this season: 15 points and 23 rebounds at New Orleans, 23 points and 12 rebounds vs. Washington, and 15 points and 12 rebounds vs. Toronto. Vučević is just one of three players in the NBA that have recorded three double-doubles so far this year (Zach Randolph, John Wall).
  1. Aaron Gordon records an impressive start to his career
  • During his career debut in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 28, Magic rookie Aaron Gordon netted 11 points in 28 minutes of action.  His 11 points are the second-most by a Magic rookie in the first game of their career, while his .625 (5-of-8) field-goal percentage is the third-best effort by a Magic rookie with a minimum of six attempts in their career debut.
  1. Career night for Evan Fournier vs. Washington
  • Magic guard Evan Fournier registered one of the best games of his young career on October 30 in a game against the Washington Wizards, scoring 21 points while shooting 8-of-10 from the floor, including 3-4 from 3-point range. His .800 field-goal percentage is his best mark in games in which he’s attempted at least ten shots.
  1. Elfrid Payton starting out strong
  • Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton has averaged 7.7 assists per game through the team’s first three games of the 2014-15 campaign. Payton’s 23 assists is tied for the third-most helpers dished out by a Magic player over the first three games of a season in franchise history.
  1. Ben Gordon reaches the 20-point plateau
  • On October 30, newly-acquired Magic guard Ben Gordon scored 22 points against the Washington Wizards, marking the first time since the 2012-13 season that he recorded 20 or more points in a game. Gordon is averaging 11.3 points per game so far this season.
  1. On the road again
  • The Orlando Magic will play 11 games away from Amway Center this month. This marks just the fourth time in franchise history that the team will play in 11 games on the road in a single month, most recently in January 2010.