Studs and Duds from the Orlando Magic's First Slate of Games

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Studs and Duds from the Orlando Magic's First Slate of Games
Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
J.J. Redick

Thanks to some fantastic performances over the first few games, the Orlando Magic have started the season with a surprising record of 2-3. However, these solid individual games were met with some pretty horrid ones, which is usually the case.

Nevertheless, the expected doormats of the league have already shown that not only are they capable of winning, but possess the ability to compete against any squad in the Association.

As of November 10, the Magic have staved off both the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns at home, in pretty convincing fashion, while being dominated by both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets.

The franchise was very close to securing a winning record to this point, but the team couldn't manage to capitalize on the Chicago Bulls' rough shooting night.

With Dwight Howard—the former franchise cornerstone—out of town and both veterans Jameer Nelson and Hedo Türkoğlu injured, the Magic have asked new faces to try to push this roster to victory.

Who has thrived in this opportunity, though? Similarly, who has struggled in the early part of the season?

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