The team rested during the All-Star break - and Vucevic said the loss had nothing to do with the team being tired.
"We just didn't play hard enough." Vucevic said. "It wasn't that we were tired or anything. We just turn it on from the get-go."
He also said the Orlando Magic's first half was completely different from the second.
"We played two different halves tonight." Vucevic said. "In the first half, we played with no energy, they were getting whatever they wanted, they scored 63 points. So in the second half, we just turned it up and we really started playing well on the defensive end. [In terms of] communication, we really helped each other, we cut the lead, we had a chance. It was just tough not to let them get going."
Veteran guards Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo both were vocal after the Orlando Magic's poor first half effort.
"Jameer was vocal, I was vocal, the young guys listened and they responded." Afflalo said.