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My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill for the soul
Tobias Harris said his sprained ankle is improving, but he added it was a bad sprain.
Tobias Harris indicated it's unclear how much he'll practice today. He also said he doesn't know if he'll play Wed.
But them that are without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from among yourselves. 1 Corinthians 5:13
I'm black and white, who knows who or where I would be with out MLKs understanding of human potential. Your philosophy will live forever
MLK day. Have to pay homage to one greatest leaders in history. We all could learn something from him.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. -MLK
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Romans 14:12
Jacque Vaughn on if the Magic will go back to playing a slower, halfcourt offense: "No, that's not gonna happen."
The OKC Thunder's 79 first-half points against the Magic were the most points by any Magic opponent in any half EVER.
Jacque Vaughn: "I want hostility. I want aversion. I want nastiness. I want all of the above for us to grow as a team.”
After the game, Jacque Vaughn said he will not consider having his team revert back to a slower tempo.
The Oklahoma City Thunder's 115 points are most by a Magic opponent this season.
Saint Weirdo wedgie alert.
I'm a bit surprised that Aaron Gordon hasn't been back in the game. But he's OK. He's riding an exercise bike to stay loose.
Amway Center erupts in oohs, ash, and cheers as Russell Westbrook throws down a two-handed reverse jam in transition. Magic down 35.
The third technical of the third quarter is assessed to Nik Vučević.
Andre Roberson appeared to say something to Orlando's bench after drilling that three-pointer right in front of it
OKC shot 27-of-30 (90 percent) on two-pointers in the first half.
No fast-break points in the first half for Orlando.
That FT from Andre Roberson set a new Magic franchise record for opponent points in a half. OKC has 79 w/ 36.1 to play.
The Magic have given up a franchise-record 79 points in the first half.
OKC has more than twice as many baskets as the Magic in two fewer attempts
The most points the Magic ever have given up in a 1st half: 78 against Houston on April 8, 1990.
Q: When is it Maurice Harkless time? A: When Orlando is down 35 in the first half at home, apparently.
Some boos inside Amway Center as OKC takes a 66-31 lead midway through the 2nd. In another city, the boos would be deafening.
Magic opponent record for points in a first half is 78, set by Rockets in 1990. OKC, in bonus, has 62 w/ 5:56 to play in 2Q.
The Thunder have begun the second quarter 9 for 9 from the field. They're shooting 78%.
6:56 to play in the first half and precisely three Orlando players have made a basket
Two points, two fouls for Aaron Gordon in his first stint
Magic game ops plays dance remix of "Say something I'm giving up on you" as Aaron Gordon preps to shoot a FT w/ Magic down 24 in 2Q.
This is one of the most dominant offensive displays I've seen in a long time. Thunder lead 53-27 on 22-of-29 shooting.
Saint Weirdo and-one
Anyway it's 44-20, OKC, here in Orlando.
Gordon hasn't played since Nov. 15 in Washington.
Aaron Gordon checks into the game to begin the second quarter.
Aaron Gordon alert
Those 37 points by the Thunder are the most points the Magic have given up in the 1st quarter all season.
End of the 1st quarter: Thunder 37, Magic 20. Westbrook: 9 points, 2 assists. Vucevic: 10 points, 5 rebounds.
You're now free to turn your attention to Magic/Thunder.
Elfrid Payton already has taken seven shots, with 2:21 left in the 1st quarter. But he's 4 of 7 with 8 points.
Mason Crosby has more field goals in the last minute than Orlando does.
You really need to see Russell Westbrook play in-person to understand how quick and explosive he is. TV doesn't capture it.
Is Green Bay in four-down territory here or
I missed when Serge Ibaka turned into a trail-three grenade launcher but that's fun
Clock issues in Orlando appear to be sorted
idk about you but that jump-ball violation sure was more fun than whatever Seattle just did
football is happening but also did you know the Magic are playing the Thunder? Like, momentarily?
Channing Frye commemorated tomorrow's Martin Luther King Day with a brief pregame welcome to the fans.
Magic's "on for my city" intro isn't complete until it puts a shot of Kappy's in there
some song playing before Magic game talking about baking soda…?
Same Magic starters: Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Devyn Marble, Channing Frye and Nik Vucevic.
Alexis Ajinça outplaying Jonas Valančiūnas is not something I would have anticipated
the soft-serve machine in the Amway Center media cafeteria is creakier than Orlando's half-court offense. MY COLUMN
AGordon (cont'd): ". . . but when I do get in the game, I'm going to help my team any way that I can."
Aaron Gordon: "I'm ready to play. I'm ready to contribute to my team. It's still up to Jacque on how much I play . . ."
Aaron Gordon acknowledged he'll be at least a bit rusty. But he said he's ready to play if his name is called.
Moving to the inactive list for Orlando to make room for Aaron Gordon: Andrew Nicholson
Aaron Gordon is active, but Jacque Vaughn wouldn't guarantee that he'd play.
Jacque Vaughn said Tobias Harris (sprained ankle) is making progress -- taking shots and doing individual workouts on the court.
Jacque Vaughn wouldn't say whether he plans to play Aaron Gordon or for how many minutes if Gordon does play.
To make room for Aaron Gordon on their 13-man active roster, the Magic have deactivated Andrew Nicholson.
Tobias Harris remains inactive and, therefore, will not play tonight.
Aaron Gordon has been activated to play tonight.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: Romans 5:1
Stop it, Kyle Korver.