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Orlando Magic Daily:
There were not any nuggets of wisdom for Jacque Vaughn to share after Orlando put the finishing touches on a 90-74 victory over Detroit at Amway Center on Wednesday. There was no inspirational speech or enlightening words for Vaughn -- or really anyone -- to share to explain what happened in the third quarter.
It really might have been as simple as the team putting in the right energy and effort coming out of the locker room, having the proper focus, and then some pure dumb luck.
What the Pistons did in the third quarter of Wednesday's game set several Magic defensive records.
"I wish I would've said something that was worth saying again, but it was a few adjustments we made," coach Jacque Vaughn said. "And guys had a great concentration level."
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Do not think it happenstance when J.J. Redick sends defenders flying by him with his shot fake. Neither should you think it a coincidence the number of times Redick finds himself isolated in a pocket of space, basketball in hand and no defender in sight.
Instead, credit Redicks attention to detail. The sharpshooter has it in abundance.
On Tuesday night, Redick took a small break...
Andrew Nicholson scored 15 points, Glen Davis had 11 points and 14 rebounds, and Orlando used a 21-0 run to open the third quarter to earn a 90-74 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Orlando struggled to compete with Detroit's big men early, but used the big spurt to blow open the game. The surge included a more than 10-minute scoring drought by the Pistons...
Magic rookies have begun to take over the lineup.
Maurice Harkless made his first career start Wednesday against Detroit and it is becoming clear that the coaching staff is gaining confidence in his ability and potential. Andrew Nicholson too has made an impact coming off the bench for the Magic. Even Kyle O'Quinn made his non-garbage time debut Wednesday night against Detroit...
Things have certainly been tough for Lawrence Frank and the Pistons so far this season. After starting the season with just two wins in the first 11 games, Detroit was looking to capitalize on a dominating effort against Boston from the other night.
However, it was the Pistons dominating themselves Wednesday night in Orlando.
After connecting on just 28 of their 85 field goal attempts...
The Magic entered the holiday with a win against the Pistons. But the real meaning of the holiday for the Magic is the yearly community service the Magic participate in every year at this time.
Jameer Nelson, Maurice Harkless, Glen Davis and Jacque Vaughn were among the players who went to the Coalition for the Homeless to serve meals this morning. The Magic have gone to the...
Adam Silver was made available to the media while the Magic were in Atlanta and the Magic media contingent asked the deputy commissioner and commissioner in waiting his thoughts on how Dwight Howard exited Orlando (h/t Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel):
It's an unfortunate circumstance," Silver answered. "I don't want to sugarcoat it. It's been that...
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic have been brutal offensively the last two weeks, with their lone win being the exception.
The Magic will try to replicate that offensive showing in Wednesday night's rematch with the Detroit Pistons, who have been inconsistent defensively.
After opening the season by averaging 108.5 points in a pair of wins and...
(2-9) vs. (3-7)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 1.5
Tickets: $8-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 110-106 in Detroit on Nov. 18; Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 22 in Detroit; Jan. 27 in Orlando
The Detroit Pistons hoped they were turning things around after a surprisingly convincing win last weekend, but they weren't nearly as good their last time out.
Facing another struggling team may help them get back on track.
Detroit seeks its sixth victory in the last seven meetings with the visiting Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
The Pistons (2-10) lost nine of their first...