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Magic Win Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

March 20, 2018 - The Lakeland Magic (26-22), the NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic, defeated the Long Island Nets (26-22), 120-118 with a close win in front of a home crowd at the RP Funding Center. The matchup was neck and neck with a total of 31 lead changes over the course of the game. The Magic were down 68-64 going into the half but came out fighting in the second half outscoring the Nets 27-24 in the third quarter and 29-26 in the forth. Jamel Artis hit a big layup drawing the foul with 27.2 s... Full Story

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Magic Sign Rodney Purvis to Second 10-Day Contract

March 18, 2018 - Orlando, FL - The Orlando Magic have signed guard Rodney Purvis to a second 10-day contract, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Purvis (6'4", 205, 2/14/94) has played in five games with Orlando, averaging 3.8 ppg. in 11.5 minpg. He appeared and started in 37 games this season for the Lakeland Magic, Orlando's NBA G League affiliate, averaging 20.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 3.5 apg. and 1.35 stlpg. in 38.5 minpg. Purvis led the team in scoring 17 times and in assists 10 tim... Full Story

Offense can't get on track as Tarpons fall to Atlanta Havoc, 48-21

March 17, 2018 - BUFORD, Ga. - The Florida Tarpons gave up 35 first half points, and never could quite recover in falling to the Atlanta Havoc, 48-21, in the first 2018 American Arena League game for both teams Saturday night. Florida's first points of the game, and the season, came with 2:17 to play in the first when quarterback Chris Wallace found offensive lineman Antonio Searcy from three yards out for a 7-6 lead, the only time all night the Havoc trailed. The Tarpons found the end zone twice in the se... Full Story

Florida Tarpons Open Season on Road Saturday

March 16, 2018 - LAKELAND, Fla - The Florida Tarpons, starting their seventh straight year of professional arena football, will kick off their 2018 American Arena League season Saturday, March 17, with a visit to play the Atlanta Havoc. The Tarpons - who will call the RP Funding Center in Lakeland home this year with their home opener there scheduled for Saturday, April 14 against Richmond - have played in five league championships in the last six years, including last year in the Arena Pro Legue when they fe... Full Story

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March 20 G League Long Island 118 at Lakeland 120 Final
March 18 G League Lakeland 129 at Maine 126 Final
March 17 AAL Florida 21 at Atlanta 48 Final
March 16 G League Lakeland 106 at Long Island 100 Final
March 13 G League Lakeland 114 at Canton 97 Final
March 11 G League Lakeland 100 at Windy City 104 Final
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