Denton's Dish: The 5th Quarter (2/23/14)

   

MAGIC MOMENT OF NIGHT

Orlando forward Tobias Harris seemed intent of filling the void caused by Arron Afflalo’s ankle injury early on Sunday night. Harris hustled hard on the break and made five of his first six shots to steady Orlando’s offense in the early going.

He had 10 points in the first quarter as his teammates were missing 12 of their first 14 shot attempts. Harris scored 15 in the first half, but he cooled off with just one basket in the third quarter. Harris finished with 28 points on 10 of 15 shooting.

``For us, our focus just has to be better,'' Harris said after the loss. ``Going into the second half our focus has to be more locked in. We were in this game and down just three points. We have to be even more locked in. We have to play to another level.''

Following the contractual buy out of Glen Davis, Harris has moved from small forward to power forward. The past two seasons with the Magic the 6-foot-9, 235-pound Harris has shuttled between the two positions. He has said he’s willing to play either position, but he likes that he can post up more as a power forward. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said Harris’ position shouldn’t especially matter as he is free to post up regardless of which forward position that he is playing.

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