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The entire Orlando Magic starting five combined for:— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) January 31, 2018
56 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, 5 threes, 5 steals and 2 made FT’s in 126 total minutes.
James Harden had:
60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 threes, 4 steals and 17 made FT’s in 46 minutes.
Thanks to James Harden, the Magic were on the wrong side of history on Tuesday night in their loss to the Rockets.
In the latest episode of the Do You Believe in Magic? Podcast, the OPP crew discuss closing out games and the upcoming trade deadline.
We wonder if the Magic really could have had Blake Griffin and Paul George. Join the debate.
The stars aligned for James Harden to have a monster night against the Magic and he didn’t disappoint, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Aaron Gordon missed the game against the Rockets due to a strained hip flexor, Robbins writes.
The Magic did all they had to do offensively, but couldn’t compete with James Harden, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Nikola Vucevic could return to practice next week, Denton writes.
The Magic will compete in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Frank Vogel quickly turned away from Elfrid Payton, who was given a ‘C-’ for his performance from Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily in his night;y grades column.
David Aldridge of NBA.com suggests that the Magic trade Evan Fournier and Mo Speights to Milwaukee for John Henson and Matthew Dellavedova. I’m thinking that Aldridge is forgetting that the Magic have Bismack Biyombo.
Will it be difficult for the Magic to move away from Elfrid Payton? Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit wonders.
When the Rockets needed James Harden most, he gave them history, writes Ethan Rothstein of The Dream Shake.
With the Rockets shorthanded, James Harden played all but 94 seconds during his historic performance, writes Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
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