Vucevic’s enormous production is one of the primary reasons that the Magic have gotten off to a 3-2 start, are riding a three-game home winning streak and own gritty victories over star-studded Nets and Clippers teams.

Vucevic’s performance on Wednesday helped to steady the Magic in the deciding fourth quarter of the 98-90 defeat of the Clippers. Orlando squandered a 19-point third-quarter lead, but it was able to surge into the lead in the fourth quarter thanks to a crucial jumper from Vucevic with 1:04 remaining and six clutch free throws in the final 23 seconds.

Because the season is still young and the Magic’s roster is as well, Orlando is staying humble and staying the course. The Magic have Boston (1-4) up next on Friday at the Amway Center, but they are vowing that they won’t let the early-season success get to them and they will continue to stick with the hard-work approach that has made them an early-season feel-good story.

``We’re humble and just working and trying to get better every day. That’s the goal for sure,’’ said veteran point guard Jameer Nelson, who had 11 points and eight assists in Wednesday’s win. ``The ultimate goal is to establish an identity as a team and continue to get better but we know that we have a long way to go. We have so many areas where we can get better in and we have to keep working to do that.’’



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