Magic fall short against Trail Blazers as new era begins

ORLANDO, Fla. — The new-look Orlando Magic gave coach Steve Clifford what he expected and gave the Portland Trail Blazers all they wanted. In the end, it just wasn’t enough. The Magic began a new era but had that familiar short-handed look as they closed out a three-game homestand Friday with a hard-fought 112-105 loss to the Trail Blazers before a crowd of 3,827 at Amway Center. Orlando shook up its roster Thursday after trading five players — Al-Farouq Aminu, Gary Clark, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic — in three separate deals. The four players the Magic acquired — Wendell Ca…

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