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The Magic seemed despondent as losses continue to pile up. Frustration was boiling over as shots refused to go down and teams picked them apart with a 3-point barrage that was so uncharacteristic. Nikola Vucevic was out with a sprained ankle and his absence was felt with every rebound that was missed and every second chance opportunity given up.
When Glen Davis finally got to chat wtih Fox Sports Florida's Dante Marchitelli, you could feel the relief that Orlando had finally snapped a six-game losing streak and done what was necessary to put one in the win column after two hard weeks on the road. The Magic are finally heading home.
Charlotte and Orlando both struggled to shoot the ball, but rebounding proved to buoy Orlando until the 3-pointers began falling in the second half. Nikola Vucevic returned to the lineup and recorded a first-half double double and Jameer Nelson poured in 12 fourth-quarter points to propel the Magic to a 92-83 win over the Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Having Vucevic back on the floor caused a pretty measurable change for the Magic. He finished the night with 12 points and 14 rebounds. He had eight of those in the first quarter, 11 by halftime and grabbed four offensive rebounds in the first half. Vucevic helped keep the Magic more than competitive as the offense struggled to find the bottom of the net.no comments