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Can’t you just see it already? Mario Hezonja of the San Antonio Spurs averaging 19.8 points per game.
Popovich after that Mario dunk pic.twitter.com/taKzo3I3wi— #LoseForLuka (@MagicVagberg) January 28, 2018
The Magic, who once held a 21-point lead, collapsed in the second half and lost a heartbreaker to the Pacers.
After playing one of their best halves of basketball all season, the Magic faltered in the second half, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Victor Oladipo appreciates the support of his former Magic teammates, Robbins writes.
The Magic waived Adreian Payne after his name surfaced in the Michigan State scandal, Robbins writes.
Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel once again sounds off on how the Magic were robbed by Rob Hennigan.
Denton also writes of Vogel’s nostalgia; members of the Magic being happy for Victor Oladipo; and a group text the Magic players have called “It’s Just Us.”
Aaron Gordon is glad to see Victor Oladipo flourishing, Denton writes.
Highest grade of the night in Philip Rossman-Reich’s nightly grades column went to Mario Heoznja, who earned a ‘B+’ thanks in part to that ferocious one-handed slam he threw down over Myles Turner.
The Pacers trailed for the first 45 minutes of the game before pulling ahead of the Magic, writes Indy Cornrows.
The Pacers fell behind by 21 points before engineering a thrilling comeback, writes Clifton Brown of the Indianapolis Star.
Ryan McCrystal of Bleacher Report looks at the reverse windmill dunk Aaron Gordon threw down against the Pacers.
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