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The Orlando Magic (21-52) now has won two games in a row. They came home to Amway Center to beat the Charlotte Bobcats (35-38) on Friday night in an overtime thriller. Vucevic racked up 24 points and 23 rebounds in the game on Friday night. Orlando was finally able to gather their 20th victory of the season on Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers (47-27). The Magic had lost nine straight games prior to this victory. Tobias Harris led the way in scoring on Wednesday.

Wednesday was a great win as they came together and collected only their fifth road victory this season. They did this against the playoff bound Trail Blazers. The Magic could only mustard three wins in the month of March. The Magic have not been able to get it together on the road this season as they are (5-34).Orlando has been on quite a slide and the time has come to start thinking about the NBA draft and the lottery coming up. Orlando is in good shape to get one of the great young talents this upcoming draft. The Magic made some moves by releasing Glen Davis a few weeks ago as they looked to trade him for younger prospects but nobody took the bait. Tobias Harris has continued to look solid each game with his increased playing time. He is stroking his three pointers with confidence and not afraid to go to the basket. Victor Oladipo has played in almost every game this year and has really been an incredible young talent his rookie season.

The absence of Arron Afflalo was tough for Orlando as he missed some time due to injury. Afflalo is the leading scorer on this team so without his points it was tough for the Magic to produce offense. Nik Vucevic will be a young player the Magic can grow and build around for years to come. He plays solid defense and has a great offensive game. The Magic are a very well rounded team. They usually have multiple players in double figures but they do not have that one All Star caliber player that can take over a game. The Magic will look to collect and build on that in this upcoming draft. The Magic will host the Toronto Raptors (41-31) on Sunday night as they hope to get back to .500 at home this season.


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