• The Magic received balanced scoring.
• Davis grabbed 12 rebounds. Vucevic collected 10.
• Vucevic and Gustavo Ayón aren’t
• Nicholson had an active game, going 7 for 15 from the field. Coach
• The Magic allowed the Sixers to shoot 52 percent in the first quarter, which is somewhat troubling because Orlando's starters were on the court for much of the period. Philly shot 48 percent through the first three quarters.
• Yes, Orlando will miss Howard’s defensive presence. Magic point guards might be impacted most. Sixers point guard
• The Magic went just 3 for 12 from 3-point range.
• Potential backup point guard E'Twaun Moore struggled. In 30 minutes, he scored only five points on 2-of-13 shooting. He had four assists, but he also had four turnovers.
• Vucevic and Ayón combined for 20 points, 16 rebounds and five assists.
• Vaughn thought he played
• The Magic will hold a brief practice Friday and likely will practice Saturday. The team will travel to Cincinnati on Sunday for Monday night’s exhibition against the
The last word
• The enduring image from Thursday was Vaughn's demeanor: calm and quiet. Will it be effective? It's much too early to tell. But it's distinctive.