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The Magic - with ball movement, a balanced attack, and a huge spark from the second unit at both ends of the court - kept pace in the playoff race with a win in Indiana.

The Magic went into one of the most difficult places for a road team to get a win and came out victorious (again), writes Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel.

Steve Clifford uses shootaround as a barometer for his team, Parry writes. The notebook also includes a Mo Bamba update.

Even if the Magic don’t make the playoffs, this has been a blast, writes Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel.

It was another stirring fourth quarter rally by the Magic against a gritty Pacers team, writes John Denton of

The Magic bench came up huge in the win over the Pacers, Denton writes.

In his pregame notebook, Denton writes of Nikola Vucevic moving up the Magic’s all-time lists, a roster move that will soon be needed, and the Lakeland Magic advancing in the playoffs.

Great ball movement, with a season-high 37 assists, helped the Magic beat the Pacers, writes Josh Cohen of

Aaron Gordon received an A-, and some bench players also received high marks, in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

The Magic’s playoff hopes are tied to besting the Heat, making the tiebreaker very crucial, Rossman-Reich writes.

One the Magic’s Achilles’ heel, the second unit is now a blue-collar crew with chips on their shoulders.

Evan Fournier is starting to step up when the Magic need him most, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.

The Pacers fell apart in the fourth quarter of their loss to the Magic, writes Nathan S. of Indy Cornrows.

Nikola Vucevic has becomes one of the league’s best passing big men, writes Zach Lowe of ESPN. Lowe also calls for the abolishing of division winner tiebreakers.

Fans should cut Evan Fournier some slack, writes Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit.

Whats at stake for the Magic, Nets, Pistons, Heat and Hornets as they vie for a playoff spot, writes Shlomo Sprung of Forbes.

Expectations are now sky high for Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers, writes Mark Giannotto of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.