Orlando Magic News & Notes: Tickets Go Fast, 1/2 Pick-And-Roll, Magic On Twitter

Apr. 04, 2010 - Orlando, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - epa02104211 Memphis Grizzlies player O.J. Mayo (R) defends against against Orlando Magic player Vince Carter (L) during the first half of the NBA game at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida, USA, 04 April 2010.

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Tickets for Orlando’s 10-10 preseason opener against Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets went very fast.

The Magic made tickets to all four of their preseason home games available to the general public at noon on Thursday. The 4,000 seats that went on sale for the Oct. 10 exhibition home opener against the New Orleans Hornets were sold out by 4:20 p.m.

A limited number of tickets to the Oct. 10 exhibition are still available for people who purchase partial plans or buy season tickets, team officials said.

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has that story here.

Despite the quick sellout, fans didn’t line up for tickets.

But despite the Magic coming off a playoff season and the hype about a new arena, few fans waited in line at box office locations to purchase single-game preseason tickets. Magic officials said most ticket buyers purchased tickets online or by phone.

At noon, fewer than 10 people were at the box office at the Magic’s former home, the Amway Arena, to buy tickets for the Magic’s preseason opener on Oct. 10 against the New Orleans Hornets.

John Johnson, 56, of Orlando, however, did make the trip down to the arena and was first in line. He chose to buy the tickets in-person to avoid service fees, he said.

“I didn’t feel like paying them [Ticketmaster] massive amounts of money,” Johnson said.

Jon Busdeker of the Orlando Sentinel has that story here.

Orlando didn’t use the 1/2 pick-and-roll all that often but when they did, it was very effective. Eddy Rivera of MagicBasketball.net takes a look at the play here.

If you’re on twitter, you know about “Follow Friday.” Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post compiled a list of who to follow when it relates to the Magic.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, a contributor on the Fansided Front Page, and co-host of CB Sports Radio from 5-7 pm week days (1420sports.com). Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Twitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here).

Topics: Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Magic Tickets, Orlando Magic, Vince Carter

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