5:43 AM EDT, Sat March 25, 2017
Boston Herald 6 hours ago
Payton's triple-double helps Magic rout Pistons 115-87

Payton's triple-double helps Magic rout Pistons 115-87

ORLANDO, Fla. — The late-season shift to a smaller and quicker lineup has seemed to benefit all of the remaining Orlando Magic players, especially Elfrid Payton.The third-year player has been on an impressive run since Frank Vogel made the change to small ball just before All-Star break, and his latest impressive performance further damaged Detroits playoff hopes.Payton continued his impressive run Friday night with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists — his fourth triple-double in the last 10 games and seventh of his career — in helping the Magic rout the slumping Pistons 115-87.He...

Game recap: Magic clobber Pistons 115-87

The Orlando Magic recorded their most lopsided win of the season Friday night, crushing the Detroit Pistons 115-87 at Amway Center. Here’s a quick recap of what happened. • PISTONS’ MVP: No one. No Pistons player distinguished himself when the game was close. • MAGIC’S MVP: Elfrid Payton receives...
FOX Sports 8 hours ago

Payton's triple-double helps Magic rout Pistons 115-87 (Mar 24, 2017)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Elfrid Payton had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, Terrence Ross scored 18 points and the Orlando Magic routed the slumping Detroit Pistons 115-87 on Friday night.
FOX Sports 8 hours ago
Elfrid Payton's triple-double helps Magic in thorough thumping of Pistons

Elfrid Payton's triple-double helps Magic in thorough thumping of Pistons

The Magic pick up their largest win of the season on Friday night.
Sun Herald 8 hours ago

Payton's triple-double helps Magic rout Pistons 115-87

Elfrid Payton had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, Terrence Ross scored 18 points and the Orlando Magic routed the slumping Detroit …
Orlando Pinstriped Post 8 hours ago
Magic’s passing attack crushes Detroit 115-87

Magic’s passing attack crushes Detroit 115-87

The Magic arguably played their best game of the season on Friday...or their worst opponent. Despite the loss, there were signs of something interesting brewing from Wednesday’s game versus the Hornets, when the Magic passed the ball around with fervor rarely seen this season. Even when the shots weren’t falling, it seemed like they were doing the right stuff. Tonight, they turned up the passing attack to 11, at one point assisting on 28 of their 33 made baskets, in a raucous blowout over the Detroit Pistons, 115-87. Elfrid Payton notched his fourth triple-double of the month with 14...
philly.com 9 hours ago

Dario Saric is rewarding Sixers' faith

CHICAGO - This is the reason the 76ers traded point guard Elfrid Payton to the Orlando Magic for the rights to Dario Saric, a future protected first-round pick, and a future second-rounder shortly after selecting Payton with the 10th pick of the 2014 NBA draft.
FOX Sports 9 hours ago
Elfrid Payton: When everyone chips in, we can be great

Elfrid Payton: When everyone chips in, we can be great

Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton, who picked up his fourth triple-double of the season Friday night, says a commitment to defense and sharing the ball made things easy against the Pistons.
Boston Herald Mar 20, 2017
Magic storm back to beat 76ers 112-109 in OT

Magic storm back to beat 76ers 112-109 in OT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Magic coach Frank Vogel had a simple message for his players at halftime, and he wrote it in bold letters on the locker room white board:ENERGY — Orlando found it after the break.The invigorated Magic rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit, then outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 in overtime Monday night.Orlando won consecutive games for the first time since late December. It was coming off a three-game West Coast swing.It did a lot, point guard Elfrid Payton said Vogels halftime emphasis on energy. Obviously, we knew we were sluggish. Playing against a team...
Magic rally in the fourth, downing the 76ers in overtime, 112-109

Magic rally in the fourth, downing the 76ers in overtime, 112-109

The Magic finally played defense late, and it was just barely enough to get the win. The last time these two teams played, the Magic were in an uncomfortably close situation down the stretch in the Amway Center, and the Sixers ultimately came out on top thanks to a clutch T.J. McConnell layup. They found themselves in a similar situation on Monday night, but they were just barely able to hold on at the end, winning 112-109 in overtime. Nikola Vucevic lead all scorers with 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Elfrid Payton notched his own points-rebounds double-double with 10 and 13. Richaun...
Liberty Ballers Mar 20, 2017
Sixers-Magic Game Thread

Sixers-Magic Game Thread

Will the Sixers uncover draft pick magic tonight in Orlando? Game Info: Date: March 20, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM ET Place: Amway Center, Orlando, FL TV: CSN Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic The bad guys: Orlando Pinstriped Post Probable Starters: Sixers: T.J. McConnell, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Rob Covington, Dario Saric, Richaun Holmes Magic: Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic Season Series: Orlando Magic lead the series 2-1 Notes: Justin Anderson is still glued to some unfortunate South Philadelphia toilet and will not play tonight. Jahlil Okafor will miss the...
numberFire Mar 17, 2017
NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 3/17/17

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 3/17/17

Elfrid Payton has averaged better than 40 fantasy points per game over his last 6 and draws a good matchup tonight against the Suns. Who else should you target in Friday's NBA DFS contests?
numberFire Mar 17, 2017
NBA Market Share Report: Riding the Waves of Ricky Rubio and Elfrid Payton

NBA Market Share Report: Riding the Waves of Ricky Rubio and Elfrid Payton

As the regular season comes to a close, find value at the point guard spot by riding the hot streaks of Rubio and Payton.
Golden State Of Mind Mar 17, 2017
Quick Recap: Warriors have no basketball problems, defeat Magic 122-92

Quick Recap: Warriors have no basketball problems, defeat Magic 122-92

EVERYONE IS SO GOOD! EVERYTHING IS FINE! Ah, there we go. This was a good win, a dominant win featuring five Golden State Warriors players scoring in double figures. Sure, the Orlando Magic aren’t an elite playoff team or anything, but this was the blowout win we all needed. There were a few milestones accomplished tonight too: it’s a bit of a formality, but this win cements the Pacific division for us; oh and Steph Curry joined Chris Mullin as the only Warrior to have over 1,000 steals Steph Curry gave us an early scare when he got tangled up with Elfrid Payton (maybe he stepped on...
Magic get crushed by the Warriors, 112-92

Magic get crushed by the Warriors, 112-92

The Magic had little chance of winning, but you’ll have to look hard to find the silver lining to this one. At the end of a lost season, each game becomes less about the win or loss, and more about whether the team shows you something interesting that night, if they find a way to overachieve, or unveil a new wrinkle, or even just help one guy have a big night. Even in a miserably disappointing loss to the Sacramento Kings, there was an Elfrid Payton triple double to admire. Unfortunately, there was no such silver lining on Thursday night, as the Warriors blew out Orlando right from the...

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