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How the Magic fared this week in NBA power rankings around the web

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Being without your two leading scorers, while already missing two key players in the rotation, will likely result in a drop in the power rankings. And that's exactly the case this week for the Magic, who fall a few spots across the board. Click on each publication for the full rankings.


ESPN -- Magic fall from 20 to 21

Nikola Vucevic has been shooting better than he ever has from 2-point range. Per Second Spectrum, he's hitting at 76 percent in the restricted area after shooting 63 percent last season. Saturday, Vucevic became the first Magic player with at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a game since Tracy McGrady in February 2003. -- Mark Simon and James Howat

CBS Sports - Magic fall from 22 to 23

The Magic might be the most injured team in the NBA right now. Aaron Gordon, Terrence Ross, Jonathan Isaac, and Evan Fournier have all missed or are missing significant time due to a variety of injuries. Add in their regression on offense and it's the perfect mix to create a lot of losing. -- Chris Barnewall

USA Today - Magic fall from 21 to 24

The Magic have lost 13 of 16 games since their 8-4 start, the second-worst mark in the league during that span. -- AJ Neuharth-Keusch

NBA.com -- Magic fall from 21 to 25

The injuries are piling up for the Magic, who were without Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross in Atlanta on Saturday. Before Jonathon Simmons' game-deciding turnover gave them their ninth loss in their last 10 road games, Nikola Vucevic's first career triple-double helped them break out of a slump offensively. Vucevic had some Jokic-like dimes out of the post to cutters on Saturday and has seen an increase in assist rate in each of the last three seasons. His free throw rate is at a career-low 11 attempts per 100 shots from the field (129th among 137 players with at least 200 field goal attempts), but the Magic have been 16.3 points per 100 possessions better offensively with him on the floor than they've been with him on the bench. -- John Schuhmann

SI.com -- Magic fall from 21 to 23

Imagine how differently this team would feel if it still had Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis? Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic are playing their faces off. That’s, like, three good players, and one promising prospect! -- Kenny Ducey