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It was an all too familiar scene for the Magic against the Blazers as Damian Lillard once again took over in the second half, writes our Will Ogburn in his game recap.

It was another double-digit lead for the Magic and another loss, writes Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel.

It was the second straight game where a superstar’s second-half performance doomed the Magic, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.

Aaron Gordon sat out Wednesday’s game with a back injury, Denton writes.

Evan Fournier committed two costly late-game turnovers and earned a C+ in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

Jonathon Simmons is still searching for his shot, Rossman-Reich writes.

The Magic have a lot to weight as the trade market opens, writes Jean Racine of Orlando Magic Daily.

Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes that Steve Clifford had a message for the Magic: “We gotta get tougher.”

There’s something about playing Orlando that brings out the Magic in Damian Lillard, writes Sean Meagher of The Oregonian.

Damian Lillard’s historic night (single-game team record 10 three-pointers) lifted the Blazers over the Magic, writes Ryan Buchanan of Blazers Edge.

Nikola Vucevic is the best big man that you aren’t talking about, writes Paolo Uggetti of The Ringer.

Is Nikola Vucevic’s future in Orlando? Matt John of Basketball Insiders examines.

Should the Magic trade Nikola Vucevic this season? JB Baruelo of Inquisitr wonders.

Nikola Vucevic is one of the East’s best centers and will get paid like one in July, writes Kurt Helin of NBC Sports.

Terrence Ross takes comic book fandom to a new level, writes Spencer Davies of Closeup360.

The Magic have expressed interest in Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina, writes Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic.

Penny Hardaway and the Memphis Tigers returned from Orlando with a better sense of where they stand, writes Drew Hill of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.