Denton: Magic vs. Bobcats Analysis (1/17/14)


The loss was the Magic’s 10th straight, meaning they still haven’t tasted victory since the calendar turned to 2014. It is the seventh double-digit losing streak in franchise history, three of which have come in the past two seasons as the Magic rebuild the roster around a large number of young players.

``All I want to do is win,’’ Harris said. ``I’m tired of losing and it's a bad losing streak for us, but whatever I can do help our team win _ that’s what I’m gonna do. And going into next game, that’s my approach. That’s going to be my goal to get all of the guys on this team to do whatever we can to get a win. That has to be our attitude.’’

Without starting center Nikola Vucevic, who missed his sixth consecutive game because of a concussion, Orlando had no answer for Charlotte power forward Al Jefferson, who scored 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Orlando is 0-12 this season in games that Vucevic has missed because of injuries.

Former Magic forward Josh McRoberts, who was dealt by Orlando last February, burned his former team with his shooting. He entered the night as a 33.1 percent shooter from the 3-point stripe, but he made five of his first seven threes and scored 17 points.

Orlando wraps up its three-game home stand on Sunday when it faces the Boston Celtics and point guard Rajon Rondo at 6 p.m. Rondo made his 2013-14 debut on Friday night after missing most of last season and the start of this season because of a torn ACL.

Glen ``Big Baby’’ Davis, who is playing out of position at center, chipped in 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Charlotte made 26 of 35 free throws, with most of them coming in the fourth period because the Magic couldn’t defend without fouling.

``They were living on the free throw line,’’ Oladipo said. ``We have to move our feet better without fouling. We have to watch film and see what we did wrong and correct it.’’


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