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The Magic offense again failed them in the second half and overtime as they lost an game with playoff implications, writes our Garrett Townsend in his game recap.

With his play of late, Khem Birch has shown that he is deserving of more minutes, Townsend writes.

Lil’ Penny is making a comeback, according to Penny Hardaway.

ICYMI, be sure to check out the first installment of the OPP Orlando Magic Mailbag.

Steve Clifford said that the offensive rebounds the Magic allowed was the reason they lost to the Pistons, writes Matt Schoch for the Orlando Sentinel.

After making just 2 of 12 shots in the extra session, the Magic fell to 0-3 in overtime games this season, writes John Denton of

The Magic’s closing lineup is clicking, Denton wrote in his pregame notebook.

Steve Clifford tells SiriusXM’s The Starting Lineup that Nikola Vucevic is definitely an All-Star.

Coming off two strong offensive games, Aaron Gordon over-dribbled and struggled to get into the lane against the Pistons, earning a C for his performance in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

The Magic must be willing to eat some salary in a trade, Rossman-Reich writes.

Mo Bamba is struggling to make an impact and, when he returns, the Magic must decide whether to continue developing him or make a winning move, Rossman-Reich writes.

Josh Robbins of The Athletic explains how Terrence Ross aced his role of sixth man.

Blake Griffin put the Pistons on his back in their win over the Magic, writes Steve Hinson of Detroit Bad Boys.

The Orlando Magic are the most bipolar team in the NBA, writes Austin David of the Osceola News-Gazette.

Who says no in a trade between the Magic and Blazers for Aaron Gordon and C.J. McCullom? Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer examines.

The path from dunk contest champ to elite sixth man was a long one for Terrence Ross, writes Reid Forgrave of CBS Sports.

Terrence Ross is a veteran that could help a contender, writes Jonathan Macri of FanSided.

The Pelicans have interest in Terrence Ross, per Sean Deveney of The Sporting News.

What is going on with Dennis Smith Jr.? Kirk Henderson of Mavs Moneyball wonders.

Is Dennis Smith Jr. really sick or playing games? Stefan Stevenson of the Star-Telegram examines.

It would be surprising at this point if the Mavericks didn’t strike a deal for Dennis Smith Jr., writes Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.

Members of the Mavericks organization think very highly of Evan Fournier, writes Mike Fisher of

Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report suggests the Magic trade Aaron Gordon for Dennis Smith Jr. and Wesley Matthews.

Should the Mavs trade Dennis Smith Jr.? Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated discuss.