Each morning we will gather Magic content from around the web and deliver it to you. Consider it one-stop shopping for all Magic headlines. But first...
Magic Tweet of the Day
EP’s first game in Phoenix, courtesy of our Cory Hutson...
Video of Elfrid Payton being introduced in his Suns debut. He's starting tonight, and we'll be looking to ask him a few questions after the game. pic.twitter.com/j2DfbwwjkZ— O. Pinstriped Post (@OPPMagicBlog) February 11, 2018
Magic fans seem happy with their point guard play in the post-EP era...
THAT’S MY POINT GUARD— Be Magic Or Be Gone! (@BeORLMagic) February 11, 2018
When people thought Shelvin Mack was traded...
Old friend Shelvin Mack had all sorts of folks congratulating him when the Hawks traded for Sheldon Mac earlier today. pic.twitter.com/hjdnGuK0Oq— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) February 9, 2018
And as for Mario....
Orlando declined Mario Hezonja's team option in October. He's demolishing his career highs in pretty much every stat category you can find.— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) February 11, 2018
Is Mario Hezonja turning into a legit NBA player after the Magic decline his fourth year rookie option the most Magic thing ever?— Garrett Townsend (@garrtown) February 11, 2018
The Magic struggled with their shot in the second half and had their three-game winning streak snapped by the Bucks, writes our Will Ogburn in his game recap.
Our Cory Hutson was in Phoenix to cover Elfrid Payton’s debut with the Suns.
Erratic three-point shooting (and Giannis) doomed the Magic in their loss to the Bucks, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
With the Magic backing off Giannis Antetokounmpo and daring him to shoot, other members of the Bucks found cracks in Orlando’s defense, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com. Oh, and Giannis also finished with 32 points.
Mo Speights had drawn 17 charges this season, sixth most in the league, Denton writes.
Slelvin Mack, who had 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting, earned an ‘A’ for his performance in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
The Bucks outlasted the shorthanded Magic, writes Adam Paris of Brew Hoop.
The Magic were one of the losers of the trade deadline, writes Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated.
NBA.com’s Handle of the Night went to D.J. Augustin.
Parched Suns fans gulp life-saving water with Elfrid Payton’s passing, writes Dave King of Bright Side of the Sun.
Video of Payton’s postgame interview.
The Suns free agency plans could impact Elfrid Payton’s future, writes Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic.
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