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Orlando Magic love the underdog role

Orlando is 2-0 and it's a new, different feeling.


The Orlando Magic are doing the unexpected: Winning.

The Orlando Sentinel's Brian Schmitz likes how things have started for the Magic:

OK, we get it.

This winning thing is fun. Fans seem to like it, and watching Big Baby bounce around covered in joy and sweat is a hoot.

They crushed Phoenix 115-94 to remain unbeaten Sunday night, spotting the Suns two starters to boot. One of the fill-ins was DeQuan Jones, a training-camp long-shot who made good.

Who drew up this operations plan? The directors of Rudy? Was this a Disney movie?

The Magic are 2-0 this season. They beat the Denver Nuggets in their season opener at home, 102-89. Then, two days later, Orlando stormed back to beat the Phoenix Suns, 115-94, on their home court.

The star so far for Orlando has been Glen "Big Baby" Davis. In two games, Davis is averaging 25.5 points and nine rebounds per game. He's averaging 32 minutes through two games.

J.J. Redick has also had a good start for the Magic. Redick is averaging 22.5 points per game and six assists per game. He's hit 3-of-4 3-pointers so far this season.

Rounding out the scoring for Orlando has been Arron Afflalo (14.5 points per game), E'Twaun Moore (14.0) and Nikola Vucevic (12.0).

Orlando will have a good test this week in an attempt to keep its perfect record alive. The Magic hit the road to play Chicago and Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday. They'll finish the week with a home game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

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