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It wasn’t pretty, but thanks in part to the Magic getting to the free throw line, big nights from Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, and sparks from Wes Iwundu and Michael Carter-Williams, Orlando managed to beat the Hawks, writes our Aaron Goldstone in his game recap.

On a poor shooting night, the Magic leaned on their defense, their free throw shooting and their All-Star, writes Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel.

Nikola Vucevic continues to impress with his consistency, Parry writes.

The Magic were far from their best, but they used an NCAA Tournament-like “survive and advance” mentality in their win over the Hawks, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.

D.J. Augustin said he can handle more minutes if necessary, Denton wrote in his pregame notebook.

Michael Carter-Williams’ defense helped the Magic defeat the Hawks, writes Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com.

Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac were named co-winners of the Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award, Cohen writes.

Michael Carter-Williams played with energy and aggressiveness in his Magic debut, earning a B+ for his performance in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

Beyond this season, the Magic’s future and development remains uncertain, Rossman-Reich writes.

Michael Carter-Williams is the kind of fighter the Magic need coming off the bench, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

The Hawks floundered offensively in their loss to the Magic, writes Graham Chapple of Peachtree Hoops.

In order to be considered an up-and-coming team, the Magic must make the postseason, writes Haley O’Shaughnessy of The Ringer.

Nikola Vucevic is one of the faces of the NBA’s Most Improved Player Aware Race, writes Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer.

The legend of Mario Hezonja continued with a game-saving block on LeBron James, writes Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation.

Elfrid Payton joined elite company with his fourth straight triple-double, writes Scott Rafferty of NBA.com.