Magic coach Jacque Vaughn not worried about wins and losses

Jacque Vaughn - David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando reached its 20th win on Tuesday, matching its total from the 2012/13 season, but its coach won't use it as a milestone.

The Orlando Magic reached a milestone of sorts Tuesday in their 95-85 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. The game marked their 20th victory of the season, matching their total from the entire 2012/13 campaign with 10 games to spare.

But coach Jacque Vaughn downplayed the importance of the win.

"I have not mentioned one time what our record is to the team," Vaughn said. "Win, loss, nothing of that nature. What I do mention to those guys is, 'let's get better. Let's come to work and get better.' And that's really what it's about. That's how we'll continue to judge each other and continue to push each other."

The Magic have yet to reach a point in their rebuild where wins and losses serve as an effective measurement of progress, so Vaughn's approach doesn't come as a surprise. Nor does it that his players hold the same view: both Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris said Tuesday that they're more concerned with improving as the season wears on than comparing the team's results to those from its league-worst campaign in 2012/13.

Oladipo, who said that the Magic can't "take anything for granted," also said he wished the Magic had more than 10 games remaining on their schedule so they could continue to progress as a group.

"I feel like the more we play together, the more chemistry we build, the better we get," he said. "And I feel like the more games I play, the better I get."

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