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CSN Philly Apr 13, 2017

Best of NBA: Magic beat Pistons, finish ahead of Sixers

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Aaron Gordon had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Elfrid Payton scored 21 points and the Orlando Magic overcame a late-run by Detroit
Sun Herald Apr 12, 2017

Orlando hangs on to defeat Detroit 113-109

Aaron Gordon had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Elfrid Payton scored 21 points and the Orlando Magic overcame a late-run by Detroit to win their season-finale 113-109 Wednesday night. The …
Boston Herald Apr 8, 2017
Pacers win 3rd straight, move into sole possession of 7th

Pacers win 3rd straight, move into sole possession of 7th

ORLANDO, Fla. — Paul George scored 37 points and Myles Turner added 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers move a step closer to a playoff berth with a 127-112 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday.The Pacers pulled a game ahead of Chicago for seventh place in the Eastern Conference and climbed back to .500 with their third straight victory.Terrence Ross had 29 points for the Magic, while Evan Fournier had 23 and Aaron Gordon added 17. Orlando has lost six of its last seven.Elfrid Payton had 10 points and 10 assists, but Orlando's perimeter game was no match for the...
Boston Herald Apr 6, 2017
Elfrid Payton has 22 points, Magic beat Nets 115-107

Elfrid Payton has 22 points, Magic beat Nets 115-107

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic might finally have found something to build their future around.Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon, the teams first-round picks in the 2014 draft, lead the Magic to a 115-107 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.Payton had 22 points, 11 assists and five rebounds, and Gordon added 21 points, six rebounds and two monster dunks off alley-oop passes from Payton.Its been a tough year for us in the win-loss column, but those two guys (Payton and Gordon) have really developed, especially in the second half of this season, Magic coach Frank Vogel said....
Sun Herald Apr 6, 2017

Elfrid Payton has 22 points, Magic beat Nets 115-107

Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 11 assists and five rebounds to help the Orlando Magic beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-107 on Thursday night. Aaron Gordon added 21 points, Jodie Meeks …
Liberty Ballers Apr 2, 2017
Land the Picks, Bryan: Lakers fail to gain traction on Phoenix

Land the Picks, Bryan: Lakers fail to gain traction on Phoenix

Los Angeles didn’t win a game this past week. However, there are opportunities to claim that elusive 22nd victory. The results from this week’s slate of games was anything but “tanktastic.” Saturday, Los Angeles lost by double digits, a second-half implosion from Orlando resulted in a defeat at Brooklyn, and Sacramento’s bench overwhelmed Minnesota’s in a Kings victory. Philadelphia averted the golden sombrero, as Portland downing Phoenix helped the Sixers avoid four strikeouts. Perfect outcomes in Philadelphia’s favor are incredibly rare, although Elfrid Payton converting a...
Orlando Sentinel Apr 1, 2017

Magic-Nets postgame interview: Elfrid Payton

Elfrid Payton discusses the Orlando Magic's 121-111 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in this postgame video
Boston Herald Apr 1, 2017
Lopez leads Nets over Magic, 121-111

Lopez leads Nets over Magic, 121-111

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez scored 30 points, Trevor Booker had a season-high 23 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 121-111 on Saturday.Sean Kilpatrick added 15 points for the Nets, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Brooklyn had a season-high 72 points in the paint.Elfrid Payton had 20 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds for his fifth triple-double of the season for Orlando, which has lost four straight games. Nikola Vucevic had 27 points and 11 rebounds, while Aaron Gordon finished with 22 points and 15 boards.Brooklyn opened the fourth quarter on an 11-0 run to take a 100-89 lead...
CSN New England Apr 1, 2017

Celtics manage crucial but ugly win over Magic

BOSTON As Elfrid Paytons last second shot got swallowed up by Amir Johnson and ultimately wound up in the hands of Al Horford as

Recapping the Magic's loss to the Celtics

BOSTON — The Orlando Magic lost to the Boston Celtics 117-116 Friday night as Elfrid Payton missed a last-second layup attempt over Amir Johnson. Here’s a quick look at what happened. • THE MAGIC’S MVP: Aaron Gordon produced his 32 points on 11-of-24 shooting, and he also gathered 16 rebounds. ...
CelticsBlog Mar 31, 2017
Celtics survive missed game-winner, beat Magic 117-116

Celtics survive missed game-winner, beat Magic 117-116

Aaron Gordon was a game-time decision for the Orlando Magic, but he came out on a stampede and nearly trampled the Celtics. A missed Elfrid Payton game winner saw the Celtics hold on and remain in first place. BOSTON — Fresh off of a loss on a game-winner Wednesday, the Celtics survived an Elfrid Payton missed layup in the closing seconds to beat the Magic 117-116. Isaiah Thomas threw up a contested three with a chance to put the Celtics up four with less than 20 seconds remaining. It caught rim and Terrence Ross came down with the rebound with 13 seconds left. Instead of using one of...
CSN Washington Mar 31, 2017

VIDEO: Elfrid Payton's hair is now causing him to miss free throws

Elfrid Payton may need to finally make a visit to the barber shop.The Magic guard's long hair carries significance, which is why he
Sun Herald Mar 31, 2017

Magic PG Elfrid Payton is winning off the court

At 7 o'clock on a recent evening, Elfrid Payton piled slices of pizza onto paper plates and, careful not to drop them, gingerly carried them into a room at the …
Hoops Hype Mar 29, 2017
Despite losses and uncertainty, Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton finishing season strong

Despite losses and uncertainty, Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton finishing season strong

Since the NBA’s All-Star break, few point guards have been filling the stat sheet like Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic. The team has struggled and will make their fifth straight lottery appearance, but Payton’s recent play has been a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign. In the 16 games since the break, Payton has averaged 12.8 points, 7.7 assists, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and .8 blocks while shooting 52.9 percent from the field. He has recorded four triple-doubles in that span, including a 22-point, 14-assist, 14-rebound, 2-block, 2-steal outing in a win over the Chicago...

Elfrid Payton wins NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton has won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for February for his work helping kids. Payton’s charitable foundation established an after-school program in Orlando that taught fifth-graders about art, dance, music and poetry. Payton went with the children...

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