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The Magic staged a furious late rally to defeat the Houston Rockets, overcoming their second straight challenge of the weekend, writes our Zach Oliver in his game recap.

Khem Birch is making the most of his opportunity with Mo Bamba out, Oliver writes.

Our Aaron Goldstone hands out midterm grades for key members of the Magic.

Who is trending up or down for the Orlando Magic at the midway point? Our Garrett Townsend examines.

The Magic continued to show that they can compete with and beat the best teams in the league, writes Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel.

Winter Park alum Austin Rivers has found a home in Houston, Parry writes.

The Magic showed what they’re capable of, now they must show it again and again, Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel wrote in an open letter to the Magic after their win over Boston.

Josh Robbins of The Athletic hands out first-half grades for each member of the Magic.

With hopes of making the playoffs, the Magic should move Khem Birch to the second unit and sit Mo Bamba, Robbins writes.

The Magic rallied twice over the weekend to nab stirring victories thought to be impossible a week ago, writes John Denton of

Khem Birch takes pride in being ready whenever his number is called, Denton writes.

The Magic’s three-point defense on James Harden (1-for-17) was superb, writes Josh Cohen of ranks Nikola Vucevic’s top 10 performances of the season.

Evan Fournier was the surprise winner of the “defending James Harden sweepstakes,” and he earned an A- for his performance in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

Rossman-Reich lists five questions for the third quarter of the Magic season.

The Magic are giving their rotational players a chance for more playing time, writes Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit.

ICYMI last week, Zach Lowe of ESPN wrote that Aaron Gordon is kind of floating in the Magic offense rather than participating in it.