With the notable exception of Steve Kerr, it's not been a great season for former Magic guards turned coaches.
Orlando Magic defensive rating first 51 games was 106.1 and pace was 96.2. In 9 games under Borrego, def rating is 97.8 with pace of 92.8.
A third player has landed on the Magic's injury report. The team says Luke Ridnour has a strained right hamstring.
Final: Hornets 98, Magic 83
Hornets have 15 turnovers to Magic's 8.
Ben Gordon in to start the fourth for the Magic.
Hornets with eight turnovers, Magic with none. That's why this is a two-point game.
Frye said Magic were still figuring out who the go-to guys are on the team, and that's created some ups and downs.
One of the comments that rang true about Magic now versus Suns last year - Suns knew who the "stars" where, the rest fell-in around them
Frye says one thing about Kokoskov is his precision and attention to detail - says he's really helping the Magic clean things up
Five Hornets turnovers to none for Magic. Said Clifford pre-game: "Our team cannot turn the ball over. When we turn the ball over, we lose."
Had an interesting chat with Channing Frye pre-game... its pretty clear why Magic targeted him in free agency - has a great sense of it all
End of first: Hornets 28, Magic 22. Hornets are 12-of-22 from the field.
Aaron Gordon again out tonight for Magic.
But the Magic defense hasn't been as good in the 1st quarter. Since Feb. 5, opponents have scored 102.5 pts per 100 in the 1stQ
Since the coaching change, the Magic have limited opponents to 97.2 points per 100 possessions, third-best in the NBA.
If the five worst teams got their ideal draft picks ... Knicks: Okafor Lakers: Towns Sixers: Mudiay T'wolves: Russell Magic: Johnson
Magic, Zo, Mason, Grant, Bosh. All Pat Riley favorites/cornerstones over course of career, whose lives were changed by sudden health issues.
I wonder how long it's been since a player had triple-doubles on back-to-back nights? Magic? Oscar?
Magic lose to Hawks 95-88 Friday night
Magic trail Hawks 64-58 in third.
Magic hanging in, but trail 64-58 with about five minutes left in third against Hawks.
Hey, Denver TV, Magic Lawson has a nice ring to it, too.
Owning the second quarter, the Magic held Atlanta to 26 percent shooting -- the Hawks missed 14 of 19 shots – and forced 11 turnovers.
Tobias Harris' 3 puts Magic ahead 43-42.
Hawks have cooled off, hitting just 6 of last 26. After trailing 19-3, Magic outscore Hawks 37-21 to tie it at 40. Wow.