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Magic Tweet of the Day
Nikola Vucevic’s statline from Saturday’s game was Westbrook-ian:
31 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists
Russell Voochbrook— Will Nogburn (@geauxsohard) December 10, 2017
Our Aaron Goldstone checks in on former Magic players around the league.
A triple-double by Nikola Vucevic and career-high 29 points from Jonathon Simmons wasn't enough for the shorthanded Magic against the Hawks, writes George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel.
The Magic called up Adreian Payne before Saturday's game, Diaz writes.
Vucevic became the first Magic center to record a triple-double with assists, writes Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com
OrlandoMagic.com lists the players that recorded a triple-double in a Magic uniform.
Vucevic's triple-double earned him an 'A' and Simmons' career-night got him a 'B+' in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
The depth has been stretched thin for the injury-plagued Magic, Rossman-Reich writes.
Playing one another for the second time in 72 hours, the Hawks outlasted the Magic, writes Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops.
Aaron Gordon has evolved into a premier scorer, writes Jon Gold of the Arizona Daily Star.
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