Magic breaks 13 game losing streak to the Hornets 127-89

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Orlando- The Orlando Magic broke a 13 game losing streak to the Charlotte Hornets coming out on top by 38 points. 127-89 is a blowout victory for the Magic at home in front of a rowdy crowd that enjoyed every minute of the win. The Magic have won 5 games in a row for the first time in more than 3 years.

The Magic have not come out on top in a game against the Hornets since the 2015-2016 season. Last night proved a different outcome as the Magic rolled over the curse of losing to the Hornets and left Charlotte without a single lead change in all 4 quarters. With the help of Terrance Ross and his 21-points from the reserved player; as well as the All-star Nikola Vucevic adding 17 points to the overkill at the Amway center the Hornets lost hope early in the bloodbath.

“People are really stepping up to their capabilities, everybody is playing how they should be playing, how everyone knows they can play”, stated the Magic forward Aaron Gordon adding 10 points and 11 rebounds to the blowout win over Charlotte. Gordon described the win as a “Paradim shift” after losing to the Hornets 13 games in a row during his early career as an Orlando Magic. “Who knows what is going to happen next game but we are glad that we got them this time.”

With All-Star weekend approaching, the break from basketball couldn’t have come at a worse time with the Magic being red hot. Orlando Center Nikola Vucevic will be on his way to Charlotte to represent Orlando in the All-star games playing on team Giannis.

“It is huge, it is really hard to explain” described the Orlando All-star when ask on his excitement to have the opportunity to play alongside some of the most elite players in the NBA. “To represent the Orlando Magic, it means so much to me after everything that we have been through since I have been. I can finally get recognition of all the hard work that I have put in. It really means a lot to me.”

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Magic: Host Chicago on Feb. 22

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