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Jonathon Simmons’s career night and D.J. Augustin’s season-high 32 points powered the Magic to a win in what Frank Vogel thought would be “the most difficult game of the year,” writes our Aaron Goldstone in his game recap.

Fueled by three-point shooting and a grit that was missing in recent games, the Magic stunned the better-rested Bucks, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

Aaron Gordon was out again because of a concussion, but when he returns, expect more lineup experimentation with him playing alongside Jonathan Isaac, Robbins writes.

After Frank Vogel told his team to play with pride and demanded that the group continue to fight for the remainder of the season, the Magic responded with one of their most complete game of the season, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.

Aardon Gordon missed his fourth straight game because of a concussion, Denton writes.

Jonathon Simmons and D.J. Augustin each earned an easy ‘A’ for their performances against the Bucks in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

The writing is on the wall for Nikola Vucevic, whose time with the Magic could be nearing an end, Rossman-Reich writes.

The Magic dealt the Bucks an embarrassing loss, writes Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Or as our friends over at Brew Hoop wrote in their game recap: “A pathetic loss to pathetic Orlando leaves pathetic Milwaukee at a loss.”

The Ringer very briefly touches on the Magic “pulling an all-nighter” after their unusual back-to-back.

After a stint in China, former Magic guard Brandon Jennings is back in the NBA with the Bucks, writes Nick Friedell of ESPN.

Aaron Gordon, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker are adding layers to the power forward position, writes Jonny Auping of RealGM.

Memphis removed Tubby Smith after two years and Penny Hardaway is the top candidate, writes Gary Parrish of CBS Sports.

Hiring Penny Hardaway would likely be a costly mistake for Memphis, writes Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports.

Florida resident Shaquille O’Neal wants more cops in schools but no ban on AR-15 rifles, writes Des Bieler of The Washington Post.


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