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Magic Tweet of the Day
Plenty of Super Mario tweets to choose from....
ICYMI Mario Hezonja is the best player in basketball now.— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) December 14, 2017
Relationship status: I've picked up Mario Hezonja off the waiver wire in my 12-team, 300-player fantasy basketball league.— Danny Chau (@dannychau) December 17, 2017
Mario Hezonja: “I missed that three at the end, and I didn’t do a good enough job closing out on shooters. I gotta watch a lot of film... I just wanna help my team as much as I can. I’m not changing myself, I’m not losing any confidence, I know who I am.”— The Lando (@TheLando__) December 17, 2017
In our game recap, we discuss how Mario Hezonja's career night and Jonathan Isaac's return weren't enough to get the Magic over the hump against the Pistons.
Mario Hezonja showed glimpses of the talent the Magic envisioned when they selected him with the fifth overall pick, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Jonathan Isaac returned after missing 17 games with a sprained ankle, Robbins writes.
Hezonja's performance, Isaac's return and the Magic's fourth quarter rally were minor victories for Orlando, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
More on Isaac's return, as well as an Aaron Gordon injury update and other notes, from Denton.
Hezonja, after scoring a career-high 28 points and knocking down a personal-best eight threes, earned an 'A' for his performance in the nightly grades column from Ricky Scricca of Orlando Magic Daily.
Hezonja makes a cameo in SB Nation's NBA round-up.
Deadspin writes that "you will see the moon grow arms and legs and dance a happy jig in the night sky" before you see Mario Hezonja have a similar performance in a legitimately competitive NBA game.
Stan Van Gundy was not happy with the Pistons' lack of effort in the fourth quarter, writes Chris Nelsen of the Detroit Free Press.
Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 20 points, and the Pistons matched a franchise record with 17 threes, in the win over the Magic, Nelsen writes.
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