Orlando Magic 2008-2009 Schedule

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Orlando, Fla. -- The National Basketball Association today released its 2008-09 schedule and announced the Orlando Magic will open its 20th season on Wednesday, October 29 at home vs. Atlanta. Tip-off is 7 p.m.

Season tickets are available through the RDV Sportsplex Orlando Magic Box Office, by calling 407-89-MAGIC, or through Orlandomagic.com. Season tickets remaining range in price from $10 to $99 per game with 12 different price points. There are a franchise-most 7,529 seats priced $25 or under per game. There is also a $27 lower bowl season ticket and tickets priced at $10 for the 11th straight year. There are several ticket plans and group packages available. Single-game tickets will go on sale in early October.

The Magic, coming off a 52-win, Southeast Division Championship season in 2007-08, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary during 2008-09. The season-long campaign will look forward to the success of the Magic future, while celebrating the rich history of legendary moments, people and fans. The new theme of “20 FANtastic Seasons” will encourage fans to “BE THERE” to witness history in the making. Special interactive fan elements are planned, including: fan voting on Orlandomagic.com for the Top 20 Magic moments; fans submitting their favorite Magic moments; and the return of Magic legends.

Orlando opens training camp on September 30 at the team’s practice facility, the RDV Sportsplex. The Magic’s complete schedule is available through their official website: orlandomagic.com. The entire NBA schedule can be found on the league’s official website: NBA.com.

Orlando has 11 national television games scheduled, punctuated by a Christmas Day contest vs. New Orleans on ESPN (12 p.m. tip). The Magic have played five times on Christmas Day (2003 win vs. Cleveland; 2002 win vs. Detroit; 2001 loss at Indiana; 1995 win Houston; 1993 loss at Chicago).

The Magic’s local broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

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 18 home games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this season. The 2008-09 Magic schedule also features 16 back-to-back contests (32 games played on consecutive nights).

After opening at home on October 29 and then playing Oct. 31 in Memphis, Orlando will play 15 games in November, including Thanksgiving night at Washington (8 p.m., TNT; 9 home, 6 away), 15 games in December, including Christmas Day at home against New Orleans (6 home, 9 away), 13 games in January (6 home, 7 away), 14 games in February (7 home, 7 away), 14 games in March (7 home, 7 away) and nine games in April (5 home, 4 away).

The Magic have a season-long five-game homestand from November 1-10. Orlando’s longest road trip will take place from December 8-15, when they will play five straight games on the road during a span of eight days.

Orlando closes the season on Wednesday, April 15 at home against Charlotte. The 2008-09 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 three division championships (1995, 1996, 2008), had four 50-plus win seasons, and won the Eastern Conference title in 1995. 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 4,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 19 years nearly $14 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organizations via The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) that serve at risk and disadvantaged youth. Ticket highlights for 2008-09 include: 7,569 seats priced $25 or under per game; a $27 lower bowl ticket; and tickets priced at $10 per game. For ticket information log on to orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.

Through the National Basketball Association’s NBA CARES program, the league, players and teams will raise and contribute $100 million for charity, donate more than 1 million hours of hands-on volunteer service to communities worldwide, and build more than 100 places where kids can learn and play over the next five years.

The Orlando Magic is also the developer of the new downtown Events Center which will compete to host major national events, concerts and family shows. Opening in October 2010, the facility will be operated by the City of Orlando and owned by the Central Florida Community.

2008-09 ORLANDO MAGIC SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN
GAMES BY MONTH
Month
Games
Home
Away
October 2 1 1
November 15 9 6
December 15 6 9
January 13 6 7
February 14 7 7
March 14 7 7
April 9 5 4


GAMES BY DAY
 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday Friday Saturday
Sunday
Overall 13 10 16 6 16 13 8
Home 5 5 9 4 8 6 3
Away 8 5 7 2 8 7 5


BACK-TO-BACKS
Total: 16 (32 games played on consecutive days)
Away-to-Away: 7
Away-to-Home: 4
Home-to-Away: 5

LONGEST HOMESTAND: Five games – 10 days (Nov. 1-10)

LONGEST ROAD TRIP: Five games – Eight days (Dec. 8-15)

2008-09 ORLANDO MAGIC SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)
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Preseason & Local TV Schedule TBA

 

2008-09 ORLANDO MAGIC SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)
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Date Opponent Time
October Pre-season Schedule
Mon. 6 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Wed. 8 CHARLOTTE 7 p.m.
Fri. 10 CSKA MOSCOW 7 p.m.
Thu. 16 @ Charlotte 10:30 p.m.
Sat. 18 @ Miami (Jacksonville, FL) 7:30 p.m.
Mon. 20 @ Atlanta 7 p.m.
Wed. 22 MEMPHIS 7 p.m.
October Regular Season
Wed. 29 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Fri. 31 @ Memphis 8 p.m.
November
Sat. 1 SACRAMENTO 7 p.m.
Mon. 3 CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Thu. 6 PHILADELPHIA 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sat. 8 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Mon. 10 PORTLAND 7 p.m.
Wed. 12 @ Oklahoma City 8 p.m.
Fri. 14 @ Dallas 8:30 p.m.
Sun. 16 @ Charlotte 5:30 p.m.
Tue. 18 TORONTO 7 p.m.
Fri. 21 @ Indiana 7 p.m.
Sat. 22 HOUSTON 7 p.m.
Mon. 24 MILWAUKEE 7 p.m.
Wed. 26 @ Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Thu. 27 @ Washington 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sat. 29 INDIANA 7 p.m.
December
Mon. 1 @ Boston 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 3 MINNESOTA 7 p.m.
Fri. 5 OKLAHOMA CITY 7 p.m.
Mon. 8 @ L.A. Clippers 10:30 p.m.
Tue. 9 @ Portaland 10 p.m.
Fri. 12 @ Phoenix 9 p.m.
Sat. 13 @ Utah 9 p.m.
Mon. 15 @ Golden State 10:30 p.m.
Thu. 18 SAN ANTONIO 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sat. 20 L.A. LAKERS 7 p.m.
Mon. 22 GOLDEN STATE 7 p.m.
Thu. 25 NEW ORLEANS 12 p.m. (ESPN)
Sat. 27 @ Minnesota 8 p.m.
Mon. 29 @ Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 31 @ Chicago 2 p.m.
January
Fri. 2 MIAMI 7 p.m.
Sun. 4 @ Toronto 12:30 p.m.
Tue. 6 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Wed. 7 @ Atlanta 7 p.m.
Fri. 9 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Sun. 11 @ San Antonio 8:30 p.m.
Tue. 13 @ Sacramento 10 p.m.
Fri. 16 @ L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sat. 17 @ Denver 9 p.m.
Thu. 22 BOSTON 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sat. 24 @ Miami 7:30 p.m.
Tue. 27 INDIANA 7 p.m.
Thu. 29 CLEVELAND 8 p.m. (TNT)
February
Sun. 1 @ Toronto 12 p.m.
Mon. 2 DALLAS 7 p.m.
Wed. 4 L.A. CLIPPERS 7 p.m.
Fri. 6 @ Indiana 7 p.m.
Sun. 8 NEW JERSEY 6 p.m.
Wed. 11 DENVER 7 p.m.
Tue. 17 CHARLOTTE 7 p.m.
Wed. 18 @ New Orleans 8 p.m.
Fri. 20 @ Charlotte 7 p.m.
Sun. 22 MIAMI 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Tue. 24 @ Chicago 8 p.m.
Wed. 25 @ New York 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 27 DETROIT 7 p.m.
Sat. 28 @ Philadelphia 7 p.m.
March
Tue. 3 PHOENIX 7 p.m.
Fri. 6 NEW JERSEY 7 p.m.
Sun. 8 @ Boston 1 p.m.
Mon. 9 @ Detroit 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 11 CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Fri. 13 @ Washington 7 p.m.
Sun. 15 UTAH 6 p.m.
Tue. 17 @ Cleveland 7 p.m.
Wed. 18 @ Miwaukee 8 p.m.
Sat. 21 NEW YORK 7 p.m.
Mon. 23 @ New York 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 25 BOSTON 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Fri. 27 MILWAUKEE 7 p.m.
Mon. 30 @ Miami 7:30 p.m.
April
Wed. 1 TORONTO 7 p.m.
Fri. 3 CLEVELAND 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Sat. 4 @ Atlanta 7 p.m.
Tue. 7 @ Houston 8:30 p.m.
Wed. 8 MEMPHIS 7 p.m.
Fri. 10 NEW YORK 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 @ New Jersey 7:30 p.m.
Mon. 13 @ Milwaukee 8 p.m.
Wed. 15 CHARLOTTE 8 p.m.
*All games on Magic Radio Network (Flagship: AM 580 WDBO) and in Spanish (AM 1030 WONQ)

2008-09 ORLANDO MAGIC SCHEDULE BY OPPONENT

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Atlanta Hawks (All Times ET)
Wed., Oct. 29 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 7 @ Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 9 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 4 @ Atlanta, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Boston Celtics (All Times ET)
Mon., Dec. 1 @ Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 22 @ Orlando, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sun., Mar. 8 @ Boston, 1 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 25 @ Orlando, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Charlotte Bobcats (All Times ET)
Sun., Nov. 16 @ Charlotte, 5:30 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 17 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 20 @ Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 15 @ Orlando, 8 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Chicago Bulls (All Times ET)
Mon., Nov. 3 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 31 @ Chicago, 2 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 24 @ Chicago, 8 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 11 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (All Times ET)
Thu., Jan. 29 @ Orlando, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Tue., Mar. 17 @ Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 3 @ Orlando, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Dallas Mavericks (All Times ET)
Fri., Nov. 14 @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 2 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Denver Nuggets (All Times ET)
Sat., Jan. 17 @ Denver, 9 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 11 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Detroit Pistons (All Times ET)
Mon., Dec. 29 @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 27 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Mon., Mar. 9 @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Golden State Warriors (All Times ET)
Mon., Dec. 15 @ Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 22 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Houston Rockets (All Times ET)
Sat., Nov. 22 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Tue., Apr. 7 @ Houston, 8:30 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Indiana Pacers (All Times ET)
Fri., Nov. 21 @ Indiana, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 29 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Tue., Jan. 27 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 6 @ Indiana, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Los Angeles Clippers (All Times ET)
Mon., Dec. 8 @ L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 4 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Los Angeles Lakers (All Times ET)
Sat., Dec. 20 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 16 @ L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Memphis Grizzlies (All Times ET)
Fri., Oct. 31 @ Memphis, 8 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 8 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Miami Heat (All Times ET)
Fri., Jan. 2 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 24 @ Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 22 @ Orlando, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Mon., Mar. 30 @ Miami, 7:30 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Milwaukee Bucks (All Times ET)
Mon., Nov. 24 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 18 @ Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 27 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Mon., Apr. 13 @ Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (All Times ET)
Wed., Dec. 3 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 27 @ Minnesota, 8 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. New Jersey Nets (All Times ET)
Sun., Feb. 8 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 6 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 11 @ New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. New Orleans Hornets (All Times ET)
Thu., Dec. 25 @ Orlando, 12 p.m. (ESPN)
Wed., Feb. 18 @ New Orleans, 8 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. New York Knicks (All Times ET)
Wed., Feb. 25 @ New York, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 21 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Mon., Mar. 23 @ New York, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 10 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Oklahoma City (All Times ET)
Wed., Nov. 12 @ Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 5 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Philadelphia 76ers (All Times ET)
Thu., Nov. 6 @ Orlando, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Wed., Nov. 26 @ Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sat., Feb. 28 @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Phoenix Suns (All Times ET)
Fri., Dec. 12 @ Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Tue., Mar. 3 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Portland Trail Blazers (All Times ET)
Mon., Nov. 10 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 9 @ Portland, 10 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Sacramento Kings (All Times ET)
Sat. Nov. 1 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Tue., Jan. 13 @ Sacramento, 10 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. San Antonio Spurs (All Times ET)
Thu., Dec. 18 @ Orlando, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sun.. Jan. 11 @ San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Toronto Raptors (All Times ET)
Tue., Nov. 18 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 4 @ Toronto, 12:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 1 @ Toronto, 12 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 1 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Utah Jazz (All Times ET)
Sat., Dec. 13 @ Utah, 9 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 15 @ Orlando, 6 p.m.

2008-09 Magic Schedule vs. Washington Wizards (All Times ET)
Sat., Nov. 8 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 27 @ Washington, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Tue., Jan. 6 @ Orlando, 7 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 13 @ Washington, 7 p.m.

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