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Through 42 minutes, the Orlando Magic's five-man unit of Grant-Ross-Simmons-Gordon-Bamba lead the NBA in Defensive Rating, at 70.6, and it isn't close.— Preston Ellis (@PrestonEllis) October 23, 2018
The Magic, despite their poor shooting as a team, are showing balance in their early-season success.
Opponents are finding out early that the Orlando Magic are not going to just lay down, writes Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel.
Jonathan Isaac may be the Magic’s X-factor, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
Can Mo Bamba become the next Joel Embiid? The Magic are banking on the rookie’s potential, writes Sean Deveney of Sporting News.
Nikola Vucevic’s teammates and coach have been impressed with his unselfishness and basketball IQ, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
The Magic are the East’s Cinderella team of 2018-2019, writes our own Preston Ellis for Bball Index.
Jonathon Simmons said he thinks the Magic are just as good as the Celtics, writes Mike Cruz of Clutch Points. (Thought this would be clickbait, but if the quote is accurate, I guess it’s legit)
The NBATV crew had some high praise for the Magic after their win over the Celtics, writes Jean Racine of Orlando Magic Daily.
Video suggesting what went wrong with the Celtics in their loss to the Magic, courtesy of Celtics Blog.
Did the Phoenix Suns miss out on Elfrid Payton? Adam Maynes of FanSided wonders. (Sounds like what they were saying about the Magic after Payton was posting triple-doubles for the Suns)
This was the Mario Hezonja the Knicks were waiting for, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post after the former Magic forward scored 18 points off the bench.