- John Schuhmann of NBA.com: “Maurice Harkless is yet another young Magic player who has opened some eyes. The rookie has scored in double-figures in 15 of his last 17 games, shooting 51 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range in that stretch. The Magic’s young core of Harkless, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson and Nik Vucevic is promising. The Magic’s defense, on the other hand, is still terrible.”
- Marc Stein of ESPN.com: “Check back next Monday. If Miami can get through this week unscathed — road games in Boston and Cleveland, followed by home dates with lowly Detroit and Charlotte — Orlando hosts the Heat on March 25, after having nearly beaten them in Miami on March 6. The streak would be at 26 by then.”
- Monta Ellis took over in the fourth quarter, as the Milwaukee Bucks were able to come back from a 13-point deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
- Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstiped Post sheds light on the Magic’s crunch time woes: “According to NBA.com/stats, Orlando has played in 20 games in which the score was within two points in the final two minutes, but has won only four of those games; only the New Orleans Hornets, at 5-17, have a worse record in such games, per NBA.com. The Hornets are also the only team with a worse efficiency differential in crunch time than Orlando, which is outscored by 38 points per 100 possessions in the clutch.”
- Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk is wondering why Tobias Harris didn’t get more playing time with the Bucks.
I don't understand how Andrew Nicholson is apart of our 'young core' if we can't find him 20 minutes a night. With Harris it makes more sense, but you have to find him as much minutes as possible. I don't see a future for him if he can't find his way into this rotation.