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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. Chris Sale Jersey. - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a fan of his teams use of the wildcat formation, saying "it makes you look like a high school offence. Bobby Doerr Jersey. The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. 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DURHAM, N.C. -- Daniel Jones looked like hes played quarterback at Duke for years.The redshirt freshman threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his first college start, and Duke routed North Carolina Central 49-6 on Saturday night.Jela Duncan set the tone with a 50-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage, added a 3-yard TD run and matched a career high with 115 yards.Daniel Jones was out there dropping dimes, like I knew he could, Duncan said.The Blue Devils (1-0) once again had an easy time against their lower-level crosstown opponent, building a three-touchdown lead before the Eagles (0-1) ran a play inside Duke territory and leading 49-0 at halftime after scoring TDs on seven of their 10 first-half possessions.It was a lot of fun out there tonight, and I think everyone enjoyed it, Jones said.A year after rolling up 655 total yards against Central, Duke gained 535 yards, gave up just 112 and improved to 5-0 in the series.Jones certainly didnt look like he was playing his first college game. He finished 10 of 15 for 189 yards with touchdown passes of 55 yards to Johnathan Lloyd and 20 yards to Erich Schneider, and added a 17-yard scoring run.Hes smart, and hes talented, and I told you all he could run -- hes really fast, coach David Cutcliffe said. There are a lot of things he can do well. He will learn a lot from that first taste. Its going to get a lot tougher before it gets easier.Brandon McLaren kicked field goals of 48 and 34 yards for Central.The first half was not what we wanted it to be, by any stretch of the imagination, Central coach Jerry Mack said.THE TAKEAWAYN.C. Central: Since making the jump from Division II to the Championship Subdivision roughly a decade ago, the Eagles have now played seven FBS opponents and lost them all by an average of 44 points with three shutouts. Those results sure havent hurt them once they start playing schools at their level: Theyve won shares of tthe past two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles, and figure to contend for another.ddddddddddddDuke: All eyes were on Jones in his starting debut two weeks after returning starter Thomas Sirk was lost for the season when he re-injured the Achilles tendon he tore in February. The QB nicknamed The Future said earlier in the week that he thought he could both run and pass effectively.He spent the first half proving it, starting with his first carry -- a 21-yard gain on a read option before he threw his first pass.I guess that got me comfortable, to get his the first time, Jones said. It got me rolling, I guess.His touchdown run came one play after his prettiest pass of the night -- a 35-yard throw that he dropped over receiver T.J. Rahmings right shoulder near the sideline. Rahming played a big role in Jones first TD pass, throwing the key downfield block that sprung Lloyds catch-and-run.KEY NUMBERSN.C. Central had just four first downs and Duke held a 308-38 advantage in yards rushing. ... This surely would have been even more lopsided had Duke not turned the ball over five times -- three of those coming in the second half when most of the playing time went to the third- and fourth-stringers. ... Duke DT A.J. Wolf had three sacks -- the first time a Duke player accomplished that since 2003.UP NEXTN.C. Central: The Eagles get another crack at an FBS school next week when they visit Western Michigan -- which knocked off Northwestern in Week 1.Duke: The Blue Devils dive into Atlantic Coast Conference play with a visit from Wake Forest. Duke has won four straight in the series with its instate league rival.---Follow Joedy McCreary at http://twitter.com/joedyap. 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