Posted December 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Not much was expected of the Magic after Dwight Howard was finally traded in August. Orlando, however, is beginning to prove otherwise. The Magic look to extend their season-high three-game win streak Wednesday night when they host the league-worst Washington Wizards. After a 5-10 start, the new-look Magic (11-13) have started to come together by winning six of nine in December. They notched their fourth win in five games Monday, rallying for a 102-93 victory over Minnesota. "I'm pleased with the improvements we've made individually and as a team,'' coach Jacque Vaughn said. "We're believing in each other, but we still know that we have a lot of work to do.'' While Howard tries to help the Los Angeles Lakers get back to .500, the big men who have replaced the perennial All-Star center are playing key roles for the Magic. Glen Davis has taken over as the team's scoring leader (16.2 points per game), and had 28 points on 13-of-17 shootin...
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