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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 26

Grades: Indiana Pacers 106, Orlando Magic 99

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack   Indiana Pacers 106 Final Recap | Box Score 99 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 11-17 FG | 5-5 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 27 PTS | -14 Vucevic’s first three made field goals came in 1-5 pick-and-rolls with Payton — a right hook, a midrange jump shot from …

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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 21

Grades: Detroit Pistons 128, Orlando Magic 118

AP Photo/Paul Sancya   Detroit Pistons 128 Final Recap | Box Score 118 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 11-23 FG | 4-4 FT | 15 REB | 1 AST | 26 PTS | -22 There’s a lot of things that Vucevic does well. He’s a double-double machine (tied with DeMarcus Cousins for the league-lead with 25) …

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Jan 18

Grades: Oklahoma City Thunder 127, Orlando Magic 99

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Oklahoma City Thunder 127 Final Recap | Box Score 99 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 7-19 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 16 PTS | -22 The most noteworthy thing that happened for Vucevic in tonight’s game was when he picked up a …

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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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Jan 14

Grades: Orlando Magic 120, Houston Rockets 113

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 120 Final Recap | Box Score 113 Houston Rockets Nikola Vucevic 10-17 FG | 5-5 FT | 3 STL | 12 REB | 25 PTS | +14 In a matchup between Magic centers past and present, Vucevic outplayed Dwight Howard. The penultimate sequence for Vucevic …

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Jan 13

Grades: Orlando Magic 121, Chicago Bulls 114

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 121 Final Recap | Box Score 114 Chicago Bulls Nikola Vucevic 16-24 FG | 1-5 FT | 11 REB | 4 AST | 33 PTS | -18 There’s not much more to say about Vucevic that hasn’t already been covered in my media log. It …

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Jan 11

Grades: Portland Trail Blazers 103, Orlando Magic 92

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images   Portland Trail Blazers 103 Final Recap | Box Score 92 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 15-23 FG | 4-6 FT | 16 REB | 2 AST | 34 PTS | -18 Vucevic set a new career-high with 34 points and he did it against the second-best defense in …

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Jan 10

Grades: Los Angeles Lakers 101, Orlando Magic 84

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill   Los Angeles Lakers 101 Final Recap | Box Score 84 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 6-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 STL | 11 REB | 14 PTS | -18 There was a moment late in the third quarter when Oladipo drove into the lane and drew a foul as …

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