Cohen 8-Ball: Reasons For Recent Magic Success


For a while it was in doubt whether we would ever really see Kyle O’Quinn on the court this season. His preseason was suspect and playing time in the early portion of the regular season was scarce. But over the last three weeks, O’Quinn has been a major sparkplug off the bench. He even compiled six blocks in a recent win over the Pistons, who feature arguably the most overwhelming frontline in the league.

Also putting in some quality work is Maurice Harkless, who was mostly responsible for limiting Kevin Durant and Paul George to substandard fourth quarters in Orlando’s wins over OKC and Indiana.