``It means a lot to us to play well at home because our fans mean so much to us by coming out and supporting us. We want to give them a good showing each time they come here,’’ said O’Quinn, whose status for Saturday’s game is up in the air because of a sprained ankle. ``Also, defending your home court gives you something to play for. It gets you gassed up a little more when you are out there trying to defend your home court. We don’t want our play at home to slip, so we’re out to continue playing well at home as long as we can.’’

The Magic won just 12 games at home last season and some of the defeats came in unsightly fashion. But the Magic have played with much more zest both offensively and defensively at the Amway Center so far this season. Vaughn said a big part of building a team is establishing a home base where the expectations are to play well and win every night the squad hits the floor.

``It’s a good thing to hopefully find a bit of comfort when you are at home. You can set your routine at home and take advantage of being at home,’’ Vaughn said. ``Our guys have done a good job of being focused. That’s how you build – you start off taking care of home and then you take some of those habits on the road. But it all starts by defending your home court.’’



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