ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Officially, the Orlando Magic will be using "Pure Magic" as its branded, billboard-approved theme for the 2014-15 season.
Unofficially among their players, at least, "No Excuses" could also just as easily be this year's theme.
"I hate when people say, `Oh, young team,' or stuff like that," forward Maurice Harkless said Monday at the team's annual media day. "It's no excuses...A lot of times last year we didn't know how to win close games. But it only helped us. We learned from it. We know how hard it is to win. I think that's what makes everybody work so hard."