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Turnovers and poor shooting led to the Magic losing to the Hornets for the 10th straight match-up, writes our Will Ogburn in his game recap.
Our Aaron Goldstone sums up Elfrid Payton’s post-trade interview with Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, in which EP says he felt a “little disrespected” by being dealt for a second-round pick and that he heard the Magic were “offered a lot more.”
Kemba Walker did what he always does against the Magic: lifted the Hornets to a win, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
When Jonathan Isaac returns, he may first play in the G League, Robbins writes.
Maybe when the Magic are at full-strength, they’ll be able to solve the vexing problem that is the Charlotte Hornets, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Jonathan Isaac is eager to return to action, Denton writes.
Prior to Wednesday’s game, Denton wrote that containing Kemba Walker would be a priority for the Magic.
Mario Hezonja continues to do well on his report card, earning an ‘A’ for his performance on Wednesday in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
With their two-point victory over the Magic, the Hornets snapped a streak of 14 straight losses in games decided by three points or less, writes At The Hive.
The Hornets built a lead, lost it and then recovered to beat the Magic, writes Brendan Marks of the Charlotte Observer.
Video of Mo Speights’ circus shot.
Elfrid Payton recorded a triple-double in his third start with the Suns.
Payton has revealed bits of his talent with each passing game, writes Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic.
Could Elfrid Payton become a viable long-term answer for the Suns? Evan Sidery of Bright Side of the Sun examines.
Shaquille O’neal said he used to get in foul trouble intentionally while playing in Denver so he could get some rest because the thin air made him so tired, writes Joe Nguyen of the Denver Post.
Ole Miss should hire Penny Hardaway as head coach, writes Zach Berry of SB Nation’s Red Cup Rebellion.
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