Greatest Amway Arena Moments
January 1, 2012
Throughout its history, Amway Arena has been the scene of many memorable moments.
Although Amway Arena will be missed, we will never forget all of the great times we all had there.
One of the best highlights of attending a Magic game at Amway Arena was always the fan activities.
Scott Skiles dished out an NBA record 30 assists in Orlando on Dec. 30, 1990.
Amway Arena (then Orlando Arena) was the venue of NBA All-Star Weekend in 1992.
Three months after shocking the world with the announcement he had the HIV virus and would retire from the Lakers immediately, 11-time All-Star Magic Johnson earned MVP honors for his amazing performance at the 1992 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando.
In one of the most electrifying plays in NBA history, Nick Anderson swiped the ball away from Michael Jordan which ultimately resulted in a Horace Grant fast break game-winning dunk in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Bulls.
Dennis Scott drilled countless significant shots for the Magic at Amway Arena throughout his career, including several during the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers.
The Orlando Magic rejoice over their Game 7 victory over the Indiana Pacers in the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals.
It was the first time in 1995 that Amway Arena (then Orlando Arena) hosted the NBA Finals when the Orlando Magic clashed with the Houston Rockets.
Two of the greatest centers of all-time, Shaquille O'Neal and Hakeem Olajuwon, staged one of the best one-on-one matchups in NBA Finals history in 1995.
Tracy McGrady and the Orlando Magic created some memorable moments during the 2003 NBA Playoffs when they took the heavily-favored Detroit Pistons to seven games.
Tracy McGrady racked up an Orlando Magic franchise-high 62 points against the Wizards at Amway Arena on March 10, 2004.
Dwight Howard played in his first career game at Amway Arena (then TD Waterhouse) on Nov. 1, 2004 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Howard recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds in a Magic victory.
In one of the most breathtaking finishes in NBA history, Dwight Howard slammed home a game-winning alley-oop dunk against the Spurs on Feb. 9, 2007.
Hedo Turkoglu buried one of Amway Arena's most astonishing game-winning 3-pointers against the Celtics on Jan. 27, 2008.
Dwight Howard erupted for 40 points and 14 rebounds in the series-clinching game against Cleveland at Amway Arena.
Amway Arena was filled with emotion and prestige when the Orlando Magic advanced to the NBA Finals for the second time in franchise history.
Dwight Howard and all of the Orlando Magic fans celebrated after clinching a spot in the 2009 NBA Finals after the team's Game 6 win over the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
One of the most notable inspirations for the Magic during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Amway Arena was Gina Marie Incandela, who sang the National Anthem throughout the postseason.
The Orlando Magic won their first ever NBA Finals game on June 9, 2009 when they defeated the Lakers in Game 3, 108-104.
Amway Arena was the venue for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the 2009 NBA Finals. It was a glorious scene in downtown Orlando.
The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers played in three memorable NBA Finals games in 2009.