e nowhere near their reserve list limit. The Islande

e nowhere near their reserve list limit. The Islande

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- After giving up a 12-point halftime lead, the Orlando Magic recovered with enough baskets and key stops down the stretch to grind out a big win.Serge Ibaka scored 16 points and Nikola Vucevic broke out of his shooting slump with 10 points and 14 rebounds to help lift the Magic to an 89-82 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.After Terrence Jones basket pulled New Orleans to 84-82, Vucevic made back-to-back shots in the waning moments for the win.We are going to keep fighting, keep trying to find a way, said Vucevic, who finished 10 points and 14 rebounds. Were not playing really good basketball right now, its not easy to get stuff going and get into the flow but we just have to find ways to get wins until we figure that out.At times in the second half it appeared the Magic were headed to a second straight defeat as their offense tanked and they couldnt get stops against Pelicans team that found out late that Anthony Davis wouldnt be available because of a thigh injury.Jones, who replaced Davis in the starting lineup, scored a game-high 26 points for the Pelicans.Jones had 12 points in the third quarter to help the Pelicans comeback from a 12-point first-half deficit to pull within one point late in the period. The Magic held on to a 65-63 lead at the end of the third.New Orleans completed its comeback with 9:23 in the game when Buddy Hield knocked down a baseline jumper to put his team up briefly 70-69. But Augustin and Rudez countered with a combined 10 points during a stretch to put the Magic back ahead, 79-73.The Magic shot just 39 percent from the field with all of the starters struggling to hit shots consistently. But without Davis in the lineup, the Pelicans offense was stagnant at times, too, and finished shooting 37 percent. Serge Ibaka and Evan Fournier led the way with 16 points each.We talked the whole night that nothing is easy in the NBA, Magic coach Frank Vogel said. Its just one of those things where one guy goes down and everybody else has an opportunity. You are going to work and earn everything.After a sluggish start, the Magic got going in the second quarter. They came up with stops and Ibaka and Fournier both hit big shots to build Orlandos lead to 15 before heading into halftime with a 52-40 advantage.Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was pleased to see his team fight the way it did in Davis absence but he still felt they let a winnable game slip away.I thought our defense was fantastic, played the whole game, said Gentry, whose team slipped to 2-10. You just have to find a way offensively to get a few baskets.TIP-INSPelicans: Langston Galloway, a free agent signee last summer, followed up his breakout game against Boston on Monday with 15 points off the bench against the Magic. He scored 21 points against the Celtics. ... The Pelicans came in having lost two of three.Magic: Vucevic came in shooting 5 for 32 from field in the Magics last three games and had not attempted a free throw in any of the three games. ... Jeff Green has struggled since being inserted into the starting lineup for Aaron Gordon. Green went 0 for 9 from the field for zero points on Wednesday night.ANOTHER JONES DOUBLE-DOUBLE (ALMOST)After not getting 10 rebounds in any of his 50 games with Houston last season, Jones came one rebound short of his second straight double-double. Jones had 15 and 10 off the bench Monday in a win over Boston.COLD STARTSThe Magic came into the game as the NBAs lowest-scoring (92.6) and worst-shooting (.410) team, and missed their first five shots while the Pelicans were missing their first eight. Orlando shot .386 for the game to New Orleans .370.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Portland on Friday night.Magic: Host Dallas on Saturday night. The Magic have lost nine of the last 10 at home to the Mavericks. Sam Acho Jersey . After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. 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No strangers to making bold moves in free agency, the Philadelphia Flyers made a trade for a veteran defenceman before agreeing to terms on a four-year contract. Numbers Game breaks down the Flyers addition of Mark Streit. The Flyers Get: D Mark Streit. Streit, 35, has been among the highest-scoring defencemen in the league. Since 2007-2008, he has 241 points in 367 games (0.66 points per game), which ranks seventh among defencemen with at least 200 games played over that span. Of course, over the last two seasons, since he returned from missing the entire 2010-2011 season with a torn labrum in his shoulder, Streit is minus-41, which is tied for worst among defencemen in that time. That doesnt all fall on Streit, however, as the Islanders have had their share of questionable goaltending and Streits puck possession numbers were strong prior to 2013 season. In Philadelphia, Streit can continue to play 22-23 minutes per game and anchor the power play. Again, going back to 2007-2008, Streit has 120 power play points in just over four-and-a-half seasons, so hes a decided asset with the man advantage. There is risk involved in Streits contract. Since he is over 35-years-of-age, it will count against the Flyers cap even if he retires before it is complete. While its reasonable to expect Streit to play the next couple years at a relatively high level, maybe by the time hes 38, its possible that hes not going to be handle playing the top-four minutes that contract necessitates in order to provide value. In addition to the Flyers most likely needing write big compliance buyout cheques to both Daniel Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov, just to squeeze Streits deal under the salary cap, the Flyers are going to be in a position to move a defenceman because (not including Chris Prongers contract, which surely will be allocated to long-term injured reserve) they will have more than $26-million allocated to six defencemen. Andrej Meszaros, with one year and $4-million left on his current contract, could be the easiest to move, even afteer he missed 37 games due to shoulder injuries last season.dddddddddddd. Admittedly, acquiring top-four defencemen isnt easy and adding Streit probably makes the Flyers better next year, which is one thing. What it does for them in years three and four of the deal could be another entirely. It wouldnt be the first time that the Flyers have overspent on a free agent, and being the highest bidder leads to a likelihood of overpaying, but there is some irony involved in using two compliance buyouts on players overpaid as unrestricted free agents, in order to gain the financial flexibility to venture down the same path at a different position. The Islanders Get: RW Shane Harper and a fourth-round pick in 2014. Getting a fourth-round pick for Streit is pretty nice value for the Islanders, considering he was set to leave as an unrestricted free agent, which would yield nothing in return. A fourth-round pick brings slightly better than a one-in-five chance of landing an NHL player. Harper, 24, ripped up the ECHL last season, scoring 27 points in 15 games for Trenton, but has 41 points in 143 career AHL games, making it unlikely that hes going to make the jump to the NHL at any point. His inclusion in the deal is likely more related to giving the Flyers room for new contracts. Teams are allowed to have 50 players under contract and, according to www.capgeek.com, the Flyers now have 44 signed, with six restricted free agents still waiting for deals. The Islanders, on the other hand, are nowhere near their reserve list limit. The Islanders will have to make up for Streits absence, particularly on the power play. Veteran Lubomir Visnovsky is already a regular on the Isles power play, so the next best in-house option may be Matt Donovan, a 23-year-old who has 93 points in 147 AHL games over the past two seasons and is due for his chance in the NHL. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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