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5-12 FG | 2-4 FT | 1 BLK| 19 REB | 12 PTS | +12
After getting thoroughly outplayed by Spencer Hawes the last time the Magic visited the 76ers in the City of Brotherly Love on February 4, Vucevic exacted a bit of revenge with his performance in the rematch. Vucevic notched his 32nd double-double of the season (12 points and 19 rebounds), while Hawes was held to six points and one rebound.
8-17 FG | 0-0 3P | 6 REB | 7 AST | 16 PTS | +9
With Jameer Nelson and Glen Davis sidelined with injuries, and J.J. Redick playing for the Milwaukee Bucks now, Afflalo was the main hub of the Magic’s offense against the Sixers and he delivered. It wasn’t Afflalo’s most efficient performance of the season, given that he scored 16 points on 17 shots (also known as the “Big Baby special”), but he gave Orlando much-needed scoring from the perimeter.
4-9 FG | 3-5 3P | 1 STL | 10 AST | 12 PTS | +24
It’s no secret that Moore is more of a shooting guard than a point guard, especially when you take a look at his assist percentage (19.8 percent), per NBA.com. It screams “I’m a shooting guard!” because that percentage is more in line with what’d you see from a two-guard. But he did his job in facilitating the Magic’s offense, tallying up a career-high 10 assists and providing the bulk of Orlando’s three-point shooting.
7-9 FG | 1-2 3P | 7 REB | 2 AST | 16 PTS | +5
Still getting acclimated to life in a Magic uniform after coming over from the Bucks in the Redick trade, Harris had an excellent game coming off the bench. One quick look at him and it’s clear that Harris has a well-rounded game offensively. Harris was fearless in attacking the rim and even showed off his shooting range from the perimeter on a number of occasions.
There’s no other way to describe it. The Sixers were awful. Heading into tonight’s game, the Magic had lost 28 of their last 31 games, 10 straight road games, and they had yet to beat a team from the Atlantic Division (0-14). Until tonight. Not only did Orlando hand Philadelphia an embarrassing loss, but they beat them handily.