Cold shooting, injuries hurt Magic in road loss to Trail Blazers

Free-throw shooting and 3-point shooting were pitfalls for the Orlando Magic as they started a four-game West Coast road trip with a 106-97 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Nikola Vucevic finished with 27 points and 15 rebounds for his 17th double-double of the season to lead Orlando (9-16). Terrence Ross scored 22 points and James Ennis had a season-high 16 points for the Magic, who lost to the Trail Blazers for the eighth straight time. Damian Lillard scored 36 points — 25 in the second half — and Carmelo Anthony added 23 points for Portland (13-10). But more significant …

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