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Three Things to Know: Lakers at Magic - 1/21/22

After a disappointing loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, the Lakers (22-23) open their season-long six-game road trip with a matchup against the Orlando Magic (8-38) tonight at Amway Center. Tipoff is set for 4:00 p.m. Pacific on Spectrum SportsNet. Here are three things to know before tonight’s matchup:...
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James scores 29, plays center as Lakers rally past Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- — LeBron James scored 29 points and played exclusively at center in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit and beat the Orlando Magic 116-105 on Friday night. Los Angeles coach Frank Vogel replaced starting center Dwight Howard with...
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Frank Vogel Praises Russell Westbrook for 'Hell of a Game' in Lakers' Win vs. Magic

After benching Russell Westbrook in the final minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel had some high praise for the veteran point guard following his performance in Friday's 116-105 win over the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Vogel told reporters that Westbrook...
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Lakers vs. Magic prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 21 best bets from model on 56-30 run

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Florida to take on the Orlando Magic in a cross-conference battle on Friday evening. The Lakers are 22-23 overall with a 7-11 mark on the road. The Magic are 8-38 this season with an unsightly 2-16 mark in home games. Orlando has lost 13 of its last 14 games overall, however the Magic are 9-3 in their last 12 games at home against the Lakers.
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Lakers News: Frank Vogel Wants To Take Road Trip ‘One Game At A Time’ But Hopes For Strong Opening Against Magic

The Los Angeles Lakers are setting off on a six-game road trip on Friday night that could decide the head coach Frank Vogel’s fate. Vogel reportedly came close to losing his job after a blowout loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Since then, the Lakers have beaten the Utah Jazz and suffered another disheartening loss to the Indiana Pacers.
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Lakers vs. Magic Preview: The soap opera continues

Before Wednesday’s dramatic game vs. the Indiana Pacers took place, the Lakers had a choice: To play hard and replicate their performance against the Utah Jazz, or further jeopardize their head coach’s job by losing to a now 16-29 (4-17 on the road) Indiana Pacers team. The purple...
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Lakers vs. Magic line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Friday matchup

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. ET on Friday. Los Angeles is favored by five points on the road, while the Over-Under is set at 217.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Before making any Lakers vs. Magic picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Lakers: Russell Westbrook should be auditioning for a trade vs Magic

The Los Angeles Lakers are starting the Grammys road trip all the way across the country in Orlando on Friday. Coming off of a bad loss to a former Frank Vogel team, the Lakers get what should be a lay-up against another former Frank Vogel team that is one of the worst teams in the league.
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Jamahl Mosley, Wendell Carter Jr. Return, But Magic Come Up Short Against Lakers

Momentum, as was the case in Philadelphia the other night, was on the Orlando Magic’s side going into halftime. But once again they couldn’t preserve it, as the Los Angeles Lakers took control in the third quarter in the Magic’s 116-105 loss on Friday night at Amway Center with their head coach, Jamahl Mosley, back on the bench.
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Los Angeles Lakers win over Orlando Magic doesn’t change anything

The Los Angeles Lakers started their Grammys trip on the road playing the Orlando Magic. The story to be honest is not what’s happening on the floor but in the front office. The Lakers found a new meaning to the term rock bottom by being beat at home by the Indiana Pacers a couple of nights ago, but that term perfectly illustrates the Russell Westbrook situation.
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Magic rookie Jalen Suggs reacts to career performance versus Lakers

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jalen Suggs on Friday turned in a career performance but the effort was not enough as the Los Angeles Lakers took down the Orlando Magic, 116-105. Suggs finished with a career-high 22 points, nine assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots in 34 minutes of action. He went to work early, recording 13 points and eight assists alone in the first half and was aggressive in attacking the rim and finding his teammates.
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Lakers News: Frank Vogel Explains Decision To Start Stanley Johnson In Second Half Against Magic

It looked like the Los Angeles Lakers were on their way to another disappointing loss as they found themselves down at the half against the Orlando Magic. With the Lakers struggling to defend the Magic’s five-out lineup, head coach Frank Vogel decided to switch up his starting lineup and went with Stanley Johnson instead of Dwight Howard to begin the third quarter. The decision paid off immediately as Los Angeles reeled off a 9-0 run and never looked back, holding off Orlando and coming away with the victory.
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Russell Westbrook, Lakers bounce back against Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — After his last shot of the game, a familiar side of Russell Westbrook emerged. He ducked inside against Cole Anthony, pinged a shot from the baseline off the glass, then broke out his classic “Rock the Baby” celebration – a joyful and swaggering finish to what had been a marathon week for the embattled star, his embattled coach and an embattled team.
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Magic Johnson Rips Lakers For “Lack Of Effort, No Sense Of Urgency” In Twitter Post

The reeling Los Angeles Lakers received a blast from the past on Saturday night. Lakers legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson blistered the team in a Twitter post following a 37-point loss to the Denver Nuggets. “We as Lakers fans can accept being outplayed, but we deserve more than a lack of effort and no sense of urgency,” Johnson tweeted. “Owner Jeanie Buss, you deserve better.” The Lakers are 21-22 and in seventh place in the Western conference standings. Much more was expected from the team after acquiring point guard Russell Westbrook in the off-season. LeBron James avoided reporters after the game. The loss was the...
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Anthony Davis upgraded to gametime decision vs. Heat

Before the Lakers took a step in the right direction on the court in their 116-105 win against the Orlando Magic on Friday, Anthony Davis was continuing to show signs of progress off of it. The eight-time All-Star has missed the last 16 games with an MCL sprain, but was cleared cleared for contact this week amidst multiple reports that the team has “optimism” he can return during their current six-game road trip.
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Orlando Magic lose their swagger in the third when team’s counterpunch

Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley has talked about a lot of his team’s failures in late-game situations as learning opportunities. Being in a situation and coming up short is an opportunity to see and experience that moment. It is a chance to go through that pain or that failure and learn for the next time. The Magic are going to go through this and they have to learn.
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