``(Wednesday’s debut) was good because it showed that my hard work is paying off. I’m going to continue to work hard,’’ said Nicholson, who had 13 points, a 3-pointer and four rebounds against the Pelicans. ``It’s been a pretty productive summer and I’m going to keep trying to translate it the entire year.’’
Nicholson and the Magic (0-1) will make their Amway Center debut Friday night when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers (0-0) at 7 p.m. It will be the first home game for Magic rookies Victor Oladipo and the unveiling of several improved young Magic players such as Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris, Maurice Harkless and Nicholson.
``We had our first preseason game and I love the fact that we could see where we are,’’ Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. ``Defensively and offensively we’ll see what we need to work on. With New Orleans (on Wednesday), that was their third game and it tells you about the different stages. That’s why you can only be concerned about yourself.’’