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Our Garrett Townsend writes of the wacky numbers from Saturday’s win over the Jazz that led to a sweep south of the border for the Magic.

ICYMI, prior to Saturday’s game, Townsend wrote that a breakdown of certain stats suggest the Magic must improve offensively in order to make the playoffs.

The Magic hope they can start playing in Orlando the way they finished in Mexico City, writes Carlos Martinez of the Associated Press.

The Magic are following Steve Clifford’s example and it’s making a huge difference, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

The Magic came alive with some stellar late-game execution in what was an otherwise ugly game to go undefeated in Mexico City, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.

The Magic showed toughness and togetherness in Mexico City, Denton writes.

In his pregame notebook, Denton writes of the Magic’s commitment to helping the game grow globally, and of Nikola Vucevic’s improvement on defense.

The Magic defense, which improved to 7-0 when limiting opponents to under 20 assists, is making strides, writes Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com.

Top grade of the night went to Terrence Ross, who shot 8 of 9 against the Jazz and earned an A in the nightly grades column by Jean Racine of Orlando Magic Daily.

The Magic struck at the right time in what was an ugly game, writes John Black of Orlando Magic Daily.

D.J. Augustin is playing past everyone’s expectations, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

The Magic and Jazz, who combined for 68 points in the first half, both had two of the league’s worst offensive ratings for a first half in the same game, writes Mychal Lowman of SLC Dunk.

Whether it was the altitude, travel, or just a poor offense, the Jazz shot just 31.5 percent in an ugly loss to the Magic, writes Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Jonathon SImmons’ Cinderella path to the Orlando Magic included a stop at the Utah Jazz minicamp, writes Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News.

Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers got what they needed through their first 10 games, writes Drew Hill of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.