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Magic Tweet of the Day
There could be coaching changes coming in Orlando.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 1, 2018
SN's @Mitch_Lawrence hears former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse would be the No. 1 choice if the Magic choose to replace Frank Vogel: https://t.co/yjQT5fMBBS pic.twitter.com/s8aQ8LOS1q
Back at the top! Or at the bottom. However you’d like to phrase it...
Lots of movement tonight. Here is the current top 8. pic.twitter.com/pjXVgQ2CcJ— Tankathon.com (@tankathon) March 1, 2018
With a balanced attack, the Raptors handed the Magic their seventh straight loss, writes our Aaron Goldstone in his game recap.
Frank Vogel says the Magic do more defensive drills than any team in the league. And yet defense remains the Achilles’ heel for the Magic, who allowed the Raptors to shoot 54 percent, write Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
The Magic held Jonathan Isaac out of Wednesday’s game, Robbins writes.
In a true indication of their dismal defense, the Magic made 21 of their first 27 shots and still trailed the Raptors, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Jonathan Isaac hopes to return Friday against the Pistons, Denton writes.
Mario Hezonja continued to take advantage of slower-footed bigs, earning an ‘A’ for his performance in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
The Magic’s defense leads to the same results over and over, writes Rossman-Reich.
The Magic matched the Raptors shot for shot, but Toronto pulled away in the fourth, writes Adam Iafrate of Raptors HQ.
Serge Ibaka returned to play in Orlando for the first time since being traded, writes Doug Smith of the Toronto Star.
Jerry Stackhouse is seen as the Magic’s No. 1 choice to replace Frank Vogel, writes Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News.
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