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It’s actually quite difficult to look as efficient/dominant AND as horrific as the Magic have in the same game— Orlando Pinstriped Post (@OPPMagicBlog) January 5, 2019
Oladipo a god. We traded away a god. https://t.co/jbQAHBD7Ht— Be Magic Or Be Gone! (@BeORLMagic) January 5, 2019
Magic are in the middle of a tough six-game road trip. Still have to head out west for Clippers, Kings & Jazz.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 5, 2019
Then they come back home for Celtics & Rockets back-to-back next weekend. Oof.
If Orlando can survive that stretch, they can make some noise in the East playoff race.
The Magic offense offense built a 19-point lead that the Magic defense turned into a 21-point deficit in an ugly loss to the Timberwolves.
While losses like this one make it hard to do so, some fans want to believe in the modest success the Orlando Magic have had this season, writes our Garrett Townsend.
Nikola Vucevic isn’t getting the respect he deserves in the NBA All-Star fan voting.
The Magic surrendered an early lead built on hot shooting, writes Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel.
The Magic’s awful loss to the Wolves must serve as the Magic’s wake up call, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
The Magic’s uneven play against the Timberwolves mirrored their inconsistent play on the season, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Steve Clifford wants Mo Bamba to be aggressive blocking and contesting shots, Denton writes.
Nikola Vucevic looked on his way to earning an A+ performance after his dominant first quarter, but he became a virtual non-factor and earned a C+ in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
The Magic starters give reason to believe in a playoff push, Rossman-Reich writes.
The importance of Wesley Iwundu to the Orlando Magic, courtesy of John Black of Orlando Magic Daily.
The victory over the Magic matched the Wolves’ largest comeback win of the year, writes John Meyer of Canis Hoopus.
The month of January will be a crucial stretch for the Orlando Magic, writes Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit.
Nikola Vucevic could put the Boston Celtics over the top, writes Tarringo Basile-vaughan of Chowder and Champions.
So maybe Penny Hardaway can coach, writes Geoff Calkins of the Daily Memphian.