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Jacque Vaughn says Magic won't change starting lineup

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Orlando will continue to roll with a starting group of Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, Maurice Harkless, Glen Davis, and Nikola Vučević.

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Jacque Vaughn
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The Orlando Magic will keep their current starting lineup intact for Friday's game against the Golden State Warriors, coach Jacque Vaughn said Thursday, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando fell behind, 16-2, against the Atlanta Hawks in their six-point loss on Wednesday, leading some fans and media to wonder if Vaughn would consider starting a new fivesome, but a change isn't in the works.

After the Atlanta loss, Brian Schmitz, also of the Sentinel, asked Vaughn about a potential starting lineup change. Schmitz characterized Vaughn's response as "gobbledygook," with good reason:

“The best thing is to let this game subside and think smartly, watch the film and continue to diagnosis what some of the problems are. Also to never rush, but be patient and then come to a conclusion.”

The current starting five of Jameer Nelson at the point, Arron Afflalo and Maurice Harkless on the wings, and Glen Davis and Nikola Vučević up front has logged 113 minutes together, according to NBA.com, and has been outscored by 48 points. Schmitz says Vaughn ought to consider replacing Harkless, who's tallied just 10 points and 12 rebounds in his last six games, with veteran two-guard J.J. Redick or with fellow rookie DeQuan Jones.

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