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Dec 23

Grades: Orlando Magic 100, Boston Celtics 95

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   Orlando Magic 100 Final Recap | Box Score 95 Boston Celtics Nikola Vucevic 8-12 FG | 2-2 FT | 12 REB | 3 AST | 18 PTS | +4 It was a ho-hum performance for Vucevic, as he got his customary double-double. The more noteworthy item is …

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Dec 22

Grades: Philadelphia 76ers 96, Orlando Magic 88

AP Photo/John Raoux   Philadelphia 76ers 96 Final Recap | Box Score 88 Orlando Magic Nikola Vucevic 8-14 FG | 3-6 FT | 17 REB | 4 AST | 19 PTS | +14 Half of Vucevic’s made field goals came on offensive rebound putbacks. At times, it looked like Vucevic was an oversized eighth grader, …

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Dec 11

Poor late-game execution dooms Magic

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack ORLANDO, Fla. — If there’s one thing to take away from Courtney Lee’s buzzer-beater in Memphis, it’s that a lot can happen in 0.3 seconds, let alone 0.8 seconds. Coach Jacque Vaughn was aware of the choices the Wizards had on the game’s final possession with the score tied at 89. …

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Dec 10

Grades: Washington Wizards 91, Orlando Magic 89

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack   Washington Wizards 91 Final Recap | Box Score 89 Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo 7-16 FG | 1-3 3P | 6 REB | 3 AST | 17 PTS | -6 With 16.0 seconds left and the score tied at 89 apiece, the Magic ran a 1-3 pick-and-roll with Oladipo and Willie …

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Dec 08

The Willie Green-Maurice Harkless conundrum

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Magic fans have been up in arms this season by the amount of playing time that Willie Green has been getting off the bench (he’s averaging 15.5 minutes per game), despite the fact that he’s been the worst player on the roster. Green’s 3.6 PER is not …

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Dec 05

The similarities between O’Quinn and Gortat

AP Photo/Ben Margot Kyle O’Quinn missed 15 of the Magic’s first 16 games of the regular season because of a sprained left ankle. Since returning¬†to the rotation on November 26, O’Quinn has put up modest numbers off the bench, averaging 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game in 15.7 minutes per …

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Dec 04

Tobias Harris’ true position remains in question

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Following a down year that was riddled with injuries, Tobias Harris is putting up the best numbers of his career so far this season. And yet, even with that being the case, Harris’ skills aren’t being utilized in the best way possible. With Victor Oladipo sidelined to …

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Dec 04

Grades: Los Angeles Clippers 114, Orlando Magic 86

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images   Los Angeles Clippers 114 Final Recap | Box Score 86 Orlando Magic Tobias Harris 7-11 FG | 2-3 3P | 2 STL | 8 REB | 16 PTS | -28 Harris led the Magic in scoring and rebounding, and also was a team-worst minus-28 for the …

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Dec 03

Grades: Golden State Warriors 98, Orlando Magic 97

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images   Golden State Warriors 98 Final Recap | Box Score 97 Orlando Magic Victor Oladipo 10-14 FG | 3-4 3P | 4 REB | 4 AST | 27 PTS | -1 This was easily Oladipo’s best game of the season so far. He got off to a quick …

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Nov 28

Evan Fournier taking advantage of his opportunity

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images The Orlando Magic acquired Evan Fournier from the Denver Nuggets for Arron Afflalo (and the 56th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, which turned out to be Devyn Marble) in a draft day trade in June. The trade confused many people because it was basically a swap of two players …

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