May 5, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick (7) celebrates after scoring a three point jump shot during the fourth quarter of game four in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at the Amway Center. Indiana defeated Orlando 101-99 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Orlando Magic 2012-13 Schedule Released

Here is the official word from the Magic:

ORLANDO MAGIC’S 2012-13 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE RELEASED

Open season at Amway Center on November 2 vs. Denver

 

All local telecasts to air exclusively on FOX Sports Florida

 

8,000 season tickets priced at $40 or less

Limited number of season tickets remain – call (407) 89-MAGIC

Single-game tickets for first half of season on sale October 1 at 10 a.m.

Orlando, FL — The National Basketball Association today released its 2012-13 schedule and announced the Orlando Magic will open its 24th season on Friday, November 2 at the Amway Center against Denver.  Tip-off is 7 p.m.

 

Orlando Magic season tickets, partial plans, group and single-game Amway Center suite rental opportunities are on sale now.  Ticket highlights for the 2012-13 season in the Amway Center, named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 10,000 seats priced $50 or under.  Single-game tickets for the first half of the regular season will go on sale on October 1 at 10 a.m.  A limited number of season tickets are available through the Orlando Magic by calling 407-89-MAGIC or visitingorlandomagic.com.

 

Orlando opens training camp on October 1 at the Amway Center. The Magic’s complete schedule is available through their official website, orlandomagic.com, while the entire NBA schedule can be found at NBA.com.

 

For the first time in team history, all Magic games will be televised locally on one channel.  All local telecasts will be available in high definition on FOX Sports Florida.

 

Each NBA team will play an 82-game regular season: 41 home and 41 away. The Magic will play 52 games vs. the Eastern Conference (18 games vs. the Atlantic Division, 18 games vs. the Central Division and 16 games vs. the Southeast Division) and 30 games against the Western Conference (10 games each vs. the Northwest Division, the Southwest Division and the Pacific Division).

Orlando will play a total of 22 home games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this season.  The 2012-13 Magic schedule also features 13 back-to-back contests (26 games played on consecutive nights).

 

The Magic will play 15 games in November (9 home, 6 away), 16 games in December (8 home, 8 away), including a day game on New Year’s Eve at home against Miami (5 p.m.), 14 games in January (7 home, 7 away), 13 games in February (6 home, 7 away), 16 games in March (8 home, 8 away) and eight games in April (3 home, 5 away).

 

The Magic will enjoy a season-long five-game homestand from November 21-30 (five games in 10 days).  Orlando faces three season-long five-game road trips which take place December 2-9 (five games in eight days), January 28-February 4 (five games in eight days) and March 30-April 7 (five games in nine days).

 

Orlando closes the season on Wednesday, April 17 at Miami.  The 2012-13 schedule breaks down below:

 

ABOUT THE ORLANDO MAGIC

Orlando’s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. On the court, Orlando has won five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010), had seven 50-plus win seasons, and won the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 22 years more than $17 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the 2012-13 season in the Amway Center, named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 10,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on towww.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.

 

ABOUT THE AMWAY CENTER

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows.  Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community.

 

The Amway Center, named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, including 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building.

 

For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com.

 

2012-13 ORLANDO MAGIC SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

 

GAMES BY MONTH

Nov.     Dec.     Jan.      Feb.     Mar.     Apr.

Overall           15        16        14        13        16        8

Home             9          8          7          6          8          3

Away             6          8          7          7          8          5

 

GAMES BY DAY

Mon.    Tue.     Wed.    Thu.     Fri.       Sat.      Sun.

Overall           12        7          21        1          19        8          14

Home             4          3          11        1          10        4          8

Away             8          4          10        0          9          4          6

 

BACK-TO-BACKS

Total:                           13 (26 games played on consecutive days)

Away-to-Away:       5

Away-to-Home:       3

Home-to-Away:       5

 

LONGEST HOMESTAND: Five games

– 10 days (Nov. 21-30)

 

LONGEST ROAD TRIP:    Five games, three times

– eight days (Dec. 2-9)

– eight days (Jan. 28-Feb. 4)

– nine days (Mar. 30-Apr. 7)

 

 

2012-13 ORLANDO MAGIC SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)

*HOME GAMES IN CAPS – Ticket Information: (407) 89-MAGIC

 


October – PRESEASON

TBA

November – REGULAR SEASON

Fri. 2         DENVER                                  7 p.m.

Sun. 4     PHOENIX                                6 p.m.

Tue. 6      @ Chicago                            8 p.m.

Wed. 7    @ Minnesota                         8 p.m.

Fri. 9         BROOKLYN                            7 p.m.

Sun. 11   @ Brooklyn                             3 p.m.

Tue. 13    NEW YORK                             7 p.m.

Fri. 16       @ Detroit                                7 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun. 18   @ Toronto                              1 p.m.

Mon. 19  @ Atlanta                              7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Wed. 21  DETROIT                                 7 p.m.

Fri. 23       CLEVELAND                           7 p.m.

Sun. 25   BOSTON                                 6 p.m.

Wed. 28  SAN ANTONIO                      7 p.m.

Fri. 30       BROOKLYN                            7 p.m.

December

Sun. 2     @ L.A. Lakers                         9:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Mon. 3    @ Golden State                   10:30 p.m.

Wed. 5    @ Utah                                   9 p.m.

Fri. 7         @ Sacramento                     10 p.m.

Sun. 9     @ Phoenix                              8 p.m.

Wed. 12  ATLANTA                               7 p.m.

Fri. 14       GOLDEN STATE                     8 p.m. (ESPN)

Sat. 15    @ Charlotte                           7 p.m.

Mon. 17  MINNESOTA                          7 p.m.

Wed. 19  WASHINGTON                      7 p.m.

Fri. 21       @ Toronto                              7 p.m.

Sun. 23   UTAH                                      6 p.m.

Wed. 26  NEW ORLEANS                      7 p.m.

Fri. 28       @ Washington                       7 p.m.

Sat. 29    TORONTO                              7 p.m.

Mon. 31  MIAMI                                    5 p.m.

January

Wed. 2    CHICAGO                             7 p.m.

Sat. 5      NEW YORK                             7 p.m.

Mon. 7    @ Portland                            10 p.m.

Wed. 9    @ Denver                               9 p.m.

Sat. 12    @ L.A. Clippers                      3:30 p.m.

Mon. 14  @ Washington                       7 p.m.

Wed. 16  INDIANA                                7 p.m.

Fri. 18       CHARLOTTE                           7 p.m.

Sun. 20   DALLAS                                  6 p.m.

Tue. 22    @ Detroit                                7:30 p.m.                               

Thu. 24    TORONTO                              7 p.m.

Sun. 27   DETROIT                                 6 p.m.

Mon. 28  @ Brooklyn                             7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Wed. 30  @ New York                           7:30 p.m.

February

Fri. 1         @ Boston                                7:30 p.m.

Sat. 2      @ Milwaukee                        8:30 p.m.

Mon. 4    @ Philadelphia                     7 p.m.

Wed. 6    L.A. CLIPPERS                        7 p.m.

Fri. 8         @ Cleveland                         7:30 p.m.

Sun. 10   PORTLAND                            6 p.m.

Wed. 13  ATLANTA                               7 p.m.

Tue. 19    CHARLOTTE                           7 p.m.

Wed. 20  @ Dallas                                 8:30 p.m.

Fri. 22       @ Memphis                            8 p.m.

Sat. 23    CLEVELAND                           7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Tue. 26    @ Philadelphia                     7 p.m.

Wed. 27  SACRAMENTO                      7 p.m.

March  

Fri. 1         HOUSTON                              7 p.m.

Sun. 3     MEMPHIS                               6 p.m.

Mon. 4    @ New Orleans                     8 p.m.

Wed. 6    @ Miami                                 7:30 p.m.

Fri. 8         INDIANA                                7 p.m.

Sun. 10   PHILADELPHIA                      6 p.m.

Tue. 12    L.A. LAKERS                           7 p.m.

Fri. 15       @ Oklahoma City                8 p.m.

Sun. 17   @ Milwaukee                        1 p.m.

Tue. 19    @ Indiana                             7 p.m.

Wed. 20  @ New York                           7:30 p.m.

Fri. 22       OKLAHOMA CITY                7 p.m.

Mon. 25  MIAMI                                    7 p.m.

Wed. 27  @ Charlotte                           7 p.m.

Fri. 29       WASHINGTON                      7 p.m.

Sat. 30    @ Atlanta                              7 p.m.

April

Mon. 1    @ Houston                             8 p.m.

Wed. 3    @ San Antonio                     8:30 p.m.

Fri. 5         @ Chicago                            8 p.m.

Sun. 7     @ Cleveland                         6 p.m.

Wed. 10  MILWAUKEE                           7 p.m.

Sat. 13    BOSTON                                 7 p.m.

Mon. 15  CHICAGO                             7 p.m.

Wed. 17  @ Miami                                 8 p.m.

 

*All local telecasts on FOX Sports Florida. 

 

*All games also heard on Magic Radio Network (Flagship: FM 96.5 and AM 580 Newstalk WDBO) and in Spanish (station TBD).


 

 

2012-13 ORLANDO MAGIC SCHEDULE BY OPPONENT

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Atlanta Hawks (All Times ET)

Mon., Nov. 19 @ Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Wed. Dec. 12 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 13 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Sat., Mar. 30 @ Atlanta, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Boston Celtics (All Times ET)

Sun., Nov. 25 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 1 @ Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Apr. 13 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Brooklyn Nets (All Times ET)

Fri., Nov. 9 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 11 @ Brooklyn, 3 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 30 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 28 @ Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Charlotte Bobcats (All Times ET)

Sat., Dec. 15 @ Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 18 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Tue., Feb. 19 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 27 @ Charlotte, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Chicago Bulls (All Times ET)

Tue., Nov. 6 @ Chicago, 8 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 2 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Fri., Apr. 5 @ Chicago, 8 p.m.

Mon., Apr. 15 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (All Times ET)

Fri., Nov. 23 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 8 @ Cleveland, 7:30

Sat., Feb. 23 @ Orlando, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)

Sun., Apr. 7 @ Cleveland, 6 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Dallas Mavericks (All Times ET)

Sun., Jan. 20 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 20 @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Denver Nuggets (All Times ET)

Fri., Nov. 2 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 9 @ Denver, 9 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Detroit Pistons (All Times ET)

Fri., Nov. 16 @ Detroit, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Wed., Nov. 21 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Tue., Jan. 22 @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Jan 27 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Golden State Warriors (All Times ET)

Mon., Dec. 3 @ Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 14 @ Orlando, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Houston Rockets (All Times ET)

Fri., Mar. 1 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Mon., Apr. 1 @ Houston, 8 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Indiana Pacers (All Times ET)

Wed., Jan. 16 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 8 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Tue., Mar. 19 @ Indiana, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Los Angeles Clippers (All Times ET)

Sat., Jan. 12 @ L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 6 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Los Angeles Lakers (All Times ET)

Sun., Dec. 2 @ L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Tue., Mar. 12 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Memphis Grizzlies (All Times ET)

Fri., Feb. 22 @ Memphis, 8 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 3 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Miami Heat (All Times ET)

Mon., Dec. 31 @ Orlando, 5 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 6 @ Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Mon., Mar. 25 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Wed., Apr. 17 @ Miami, 8 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Milwaukee Bucks (All Times ET)

Sat., Feb. 2 @ Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 17 @ Milwaukee, 2 p.m.

Wed., Apr. 10 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (All Times ET)

Wed., Nov. 7 @ Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 17 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. New Orleans Hornets (All Times ET)

Wed., Dec. 26 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Mon., Mar. 4 @ New Orleans, 8 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. New York Knicks (All Times ET)

Tue., Nov. 13 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 5 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 30 @ New York, 7:30 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 20 @ New York, 7:30 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (All Times ET)

Fri., Mar. 15 @ Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 22 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Philadelphia 76ers (All Times ET)

Mon., Feb. 4 @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Tue., Feb. 26 @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 10 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Phoenix Suns (All Times ET)

Sun., Nov. 4 @ Phoenix, 6 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 9 @ Orlando, 8 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Portland Trail Blazers (All Times ET)

Mon., Jan. 7 @ Portland, 10 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 10 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Sacramento Kings (All Times ET)

Fri., Dec. 7 @ Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 27 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. San Antonio Spurs (All Times ET)

Wed., Nov. 28 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Wed., Apr. 3 @ San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Toronto Raptors (All Times ET)

Sun., Nov. 18 @ Toronto, 1 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 21 @ Toronto, 7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 29 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Thu., Jan. 24 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Utah Jazz (All Times ET)

Wed., Dec. 5 @ Utah, 9 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 23 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.

 

2012-13 Magic Schedule vs. Washington Wizards (All Times ET)

Wed., Dec. 19 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 28 @ Washington, 7 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 14 @ Washington, 7 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 29 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN Florida’s Magic Insider (http://ESPNFlorida.com) and is the co-host of the ESPNFlorida.com Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him onTwitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here)

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