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Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is expected to replace Orlando’s Aaron Gordon in the dunk contest on NBA All-Star weekend, league sources tell ESPN. Gordon withdrew with a hip injury.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2018
Mario Hezonja, who scored 20 points, and the Magic’s efficient three-point shooting were key in their victory over the Heat, writes our Aaron Goldstone in his game recap.
Our Evan Dunlap has put together an Orlando Magic texting guide.
The Magic used hustle to build a 14-point lead over the Heat and hang on in the end, writes George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel.
Aaron Gordon withdrew from the dunk contest because of a hip flexor strain, Diaz writes.
Frank Vogel had said prior to Monday’s game that the Magic’s standard had to be raised, and in their win against the Heat, his players got the message, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Nikola Vucevic and Jonathan Isaac could soon return, Denton writes.
More on Gordon withdrawing from the dunk contest here from Denton.
For his performance against the Heat, Mario Hezonja earned an ‘A-’ in what might have been his “best game as a pro,” writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
Even without Aaron Gordon, the Magic dominated the Heat in the second half, writes Matt Pineda of Hot Hot Hoops.
The Ringer highlights a pretty pass by Mario Hezonja.
The Heat’s comeback against the Magic fell short as they dropped their fourth straight game, writes Andre C. Fernandez of the Miami Herald.
Zach Lowe of ESPN suggests the Cavs trade the Nets’ draft pick for Aaron Gordon but says Orlando would only do it if they are hesitant to pay Gordon $20 million per year. He also says that everyone on the roster other than Gordon and Jonathan Isaac are available and that he expects Elfrid Payton to be elsewhere next season.
Fear the Sword examines the value of the Brooklyn Net’s draft pick, which is owned by the Cavs and has been mentioned in trade rumors with Orlando.
Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchel will replace Aaron Gordon in the dunk contest.
The struggling Cavs will be searching for answers when they play in Orlando on Tuesday.
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