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After leading the Rockets for a majority of the game, the Magic suffered a familiar late-game collapse, writes our Will Ogburn in his game recap.

Nikola Vucevic disappeared in the second half and James Harden came alive late as the Rockets came from behind to beat the Magic, writes Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel.

Nikola Vucevic is on track for an All-Star spot, Hayes wrote in his pregame notebook.

The Magic played to their strengths, but it wasn’t enough to prevent James Harden from stealing the show, writes John Denton of

Aaron Gordon has improved his passing and playmaking ability, writes Josh Cohen of Cohen also looks at Evan Fournier’s defense over the years on James Harden.

The Magic face difficult decisions as the trade deadline approaches, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

Despite having 19 points and 17 rebounds, Nikola Vucevic failed to take advantage of mismatches and came up short at the end of the game, earning a C+ for his performance in the nightly grades column by Jean Racine of Orlando Magic Daily.

The Magic have asked a lot of Nikola Vucevic, and it’s starting to show that it is too much responsibility, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

The Orlando Magic are presented with impossible decisions at the trade deadline, writes Zach Palmer of Orlando Magic Daily.

A big night from James Harden, and the return of Chris Paul, sparked the Rockets in their win over the Magic, writes Darren Yuvan of The Dream Shake.

Zach Harper of The Athletic looks back at last year’s trade deadline deals, including the Magic trading Elfrid Payton.

The pros and cons of the Magic trading for Dennis Smith Jr., courtesy of Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit.

Jeremy Lin’s trade destination should be the Orlando Magic, writes Howard Megdal of Forbes.

A handwritten letter to Penny Hardaway got a video coordinator a job, writes Drew Hill of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.