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Mar 01

Grades: Charlotte Hornets 98, Orlando Magic 83

AP Photo/John Raoux   Charlotte Hornets 98 Final Recap | Box Score 83 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 4-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 10 PTS | -23 This is the third time this season that Vucevic has been held to 10 points, which is his lowest point total in …

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Feb 27

Grades: Atlanta Hawks 95, Orlando Magic 88

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images   Atlanta Hawks 95 Final Recap | Box Score 88 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 10-16 FG | 6-9 FT | 15 REB | 3 AST | 21 PTS | +1 At halftime, it didn’t seem like Vucevic was going to have a big night. He had six points …

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Feb 12

Grades: Orlando Magic 89, New York Knicks 83

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 89 Final Recap | Box Score 83 New York Knicks Nikola Vucevic 12-20 FG | 4-6 FT | 18 REB | 0 AST | 28 PTS | +12 It’s easy to get enamored with Vucevic’s 28 points (and 18 rebounds), but he nearly gave it …

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Feb 10

Grades: Washington Wizards 96, Orlando Magic 80

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images   Washington Wizards 96 Final Recap | Box Score 80 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 6-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 14 PTS | -14 Vucevic had a modest game, in part because Marcin Gortat did a good job of neutralizing him offensively …

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Feb 07

Grades: Orlando Magic 103, Los Angeles Lakers 97 (OT)

AP Photo/John Raoux   Orlando Magic 103 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Los Angeles Lakers Nikola Vucevic 11-21 FG | 3-5 FT | 2 BLK | 13 REB | 25 PTS | +5 The Magic had mismatches everywhere on the court and they took advantage by feeding Vucevic, especially in the post. Robert Sacre, …

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Feb 03

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Orlando Magic 97

Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 104 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 9-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 20 PTS | -20 If it seems like Vucevic’s midrange jump shot is borderline automatic, that’s because it is. For the …

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Feb 01

Grades: Dallas Mavericks 108, Orlando Magic 93

AP Photo/John Raoux   Dallas Mavericks 108 Final Recap | Box Score 93 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 16 REB | 2 AST | 17 PTS | -13 Another double-double for Vucevic in another blowout loss at home for the Magic. This is becoming the norm now. It’s all well …

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Jan 27

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 103, Orlando Magic 94

AP Photo/Brandon Dill   Memphis Grizzlies 103 Final Recap | Box Score 94 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 6-13 FG | 6-7 FT | 2 STL | 12 REB | 18 PTS | -7 Normally, Vucevic is a player that gets off to fast starts in games. For the season, he averages 6.5 points per game …

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Jan 24

Grades: New York Knicks 113, Orlando Magic 106

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow   New York Knicks 113 Final Recap | Box Score 106 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 16-22 FG | 2-2 FT | 18 REB | 3 AST | 34 PTS | -1 Want to know why Vucevic won’t be an All-Star? Because the Magic lose these type of games. It’s a shame because …

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Jan 17

Grades: Memphis Grizzlies 106, Orlando Magic 96

AP Photo/John Raoux   Memphis Grizzlies 106 Final Recap | Box Score 96 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 18 PTS | -1 If there’s a player that Vucevic should strive to be, it’s Marc Gasol. They both have similar offensive games, but that’s where …

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