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Magic Tweet of the Day
It’s really just the past two games that have been bad for Orlando, shouldn’t overreact but there’s no doubt it’s extremely frustrating.— The Lando (@TheLando__) December 11, 2018
Regardless, it’s essential the Magic halt this slump at two games and turn this around. Cannot lose positioning in the standings.
.@OrlandoMagic C Mo Bamba on his one-game suspension for a violation of team rules: "It’s just bad on my part and I need to be better. I’ve got to be on time."— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) December 11, 2018
Tracy McGrady when he sees Evan Fournier in the next Orlando Magic practice he attends pic.twitter.com/ugDjucGtST— Be Magic Or Be Gone! (@BeORLMagic) December 10, 2018
The Magic struggled offensively in Dallas, scoring a season-low 76 points, in what was one of their most lopsided losses of the season.
Mo Bamba served a one-game suspension after violating a team rule, Steve Clifford said.
The Magic had no answers in Dallas, writes Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel.
Evan Fournier missed Monday’s game due to personal reasons, Hays writes.
Nikola Vucevic’s double-double averages had been fueling the Magic, Hayes writes.
The Magic shot just 36 percent and tied a franchise low with five free throw attempts in their loss to the Mavs, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Jonathon Simmons earned a B+ for his performance against the Mavs, the rest of the marks weren’t so pretty in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
Mo Bamba hasn’t made the immediate defensive impact the Magic expected, but he is making progress, Rossman-Reich writes.
The Magic see their trip to Mexico City for the NBA Global Games as a big business opportunity, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
Luka Doncic nearly posted a triple-double against the Magic, writes Ian Miller of Mavs Moneyball.
Zach Lowe of ESPN likes Nikola Vucevic’s pivoting.
Nikola Vucevic was named to the 2018-2019 Contract Year All-Star team by Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports. Terrence Ross made second team.
Evan Fournier commented that Kevin Durant would beat an in-his-prime Tracy McGrady one-on-one, and T-Mac responded, writes Noam Bernstein of ClutchPoints.
Why the Penny Hardaway bobblehead means so much, courtesy of Geoff Calkins of the Daily Memphian.