Denton: Magic at Wizards Analysis (12/2/13)
Monday’s game was the first of a six-game trip for the Magic that will span a franchise-most 12 days. The previous long for a road trip for the Magic is 11 days, a trip that occurred in 2002.
The Magic will be in Philadelphia on Tuesday night to face a 76ers team that they beat 105-94 last week in Orlando. The Magic also play New York (Friday), Houston (Sunday), Memphis (Dec. 9) and Charlotte (Dec. 11) on the trip.
Orlando got little production from starters E’Twaun Moore (six points) and Davis (two points). Both missed seven of eight shots. Davis had his shot blocked by Nene (14 points and six rebounds) twice and he could never get his low-post game going.
``I knew I was going to have one of these type of games and I was just waiting on it,’’ said Davis, who was playing his sixth game after missing the previous 10 months with a fractured foot. ``I was just trying to play through it. I had good shots, but I just have to keep playing and make sure it doesn’t have a snowball effect. I’m glad we have a game (on Wednesday).’’
Small forward Maurice Harkless scored 16 points off the Magic bench. Starting center Nikola Vucevic had 10 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes, but he stumbled over a courtside photographer late in the game and appeared to sprain his ankle. Vucevic had X-rays on the ankle after the game.
Fumed Vaughn: ``I’m hoping that the cameraman is coming down to check on Nik after Nik fell over the cameraman on the baseline.’’
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