My guess -- guess -- is the Magic will be conservative with Victor Oladipo's return. It's not worth rushing him back too soon.
Magic won't put timetables on when VOladipo & CFrye will return. But I'd be beyond shocked if Frye is ready for the opener.
Maybe 800 people inside Amway Center, with 10 minutes until the Magic begin their open practice.
Magic announce that Dante and Galante will return this week.
An obvious point, but the Magic will pick up their 15-16 options on Oladipo, Fournier, Harkless & Nicholson before the 10/31 deadline
Last 10 quarters Lakers have been outscored by 90 points. Missing Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Ryan Kelly and Magic Johnson & crew
Wayne Ellington has to play point guard because Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and Keith Appling are hurt and Magic Johnson is retired.
Magic gave up just 33 in the second half, but still finish well short. 95-84 the final in Allentown.
Willie Green shoots an airball, resulting in a clock violation. Magic could have cut deficit to six with a trey, seven with a deuce.
Magic within single digits now for the first time since the late stages of the first quarter.
Magic down 16 at the end of the third. They'll (somehow) still be in this game if they have another 15-point defensive quarter in the fourth
Magic two-guards Evan Fournier and Willie Green are a combined 0-of-11 from the floor for no points.
Magic open the second half on a 15-5 run to draw to within 14.
With Orlando trailing 65-45, rookie PG Elfrid Payton is the only Magic player without a negative plus/minus tonight. (He's at zero.)
Marco and Manu tried to create some magic in the open court, but it's the preseason, so it didn't quite work like last year
Favorite Magic/Sixers memory, excluding Hedo's playoff 3: ORL beating PHI big 2 yrs ago, prompting postgame Doug Collins existential crisis
Magic can't give up more than, say, 30 points in the second half if they hope to win.
Nine of Magic's 12 first-half turnovers of the live-ball variety, by my count.
Sixers over Magic, 62-38, at halftime. Philly shooting 48.9 percent from the floor, 14/16 FTs (87.5 percent)
Shoutout to Magic radio pXp man Dennis Neumann, doing this game solo from Allentown.
With 5:48 to play in the half, Magic trail Sixers by 14. Harkless, Nicholson, Dedmon only ORL players w/ a field goal.
How Could You Be Mo Harkless leads the Magic with 8 points, a steal, and 2 blocks.
Magic having Evan Fournier play point with Elfrid Payton sitting. Payton had four assists, one TO, and two fouls in 8 mins. 0 FGAs, 1/2 FTs