Davis finds rhythm with Magic

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Davis finds rhythm with Magic

BOSTON Prior to Tuesday's game, Glen Davis was nowhere to be found while a large contingent of media stood in front of his locker stall inside the Orlando Magic.
Davis was across the hall inside the "home" team's locker room, reminiscing with his old team, the Boston Celtics.
"Am I in the wrong locker room?" Davis quipped as he made his way to the throng of media awaiting him.
Moving on has not been nearly as seamless as many -- Davis included -- thought it would be when Boston did a sign-and-trade with Orlando, sending him to the Magic in exchange for one of his childhood idols, Brandon Bass.
But as the Magic close out the regular season, Davis seems to have finally found a rhythm with his new team.
In the month of April, Davis has averaged 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
Otis Smith, Orlando's president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com that he's not surprised that it took Davis a while to find his stride.
"He had to make several adjustments," Smith said. "I've always said, we don't give NBA players enough credit for being human. He had to make a couple changes."
Among them was accepting the fact that the role he thought he would have as a starter wasn't happening with Ryan Anderson's emergence as a borderline All-Star for the early part of the season.
"He came in and he came in thinking 'I might start' and he didn't," said Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. "I think that threw him for a loop. He was sort of fighting things for a long time."
Not anymore.
Of course, not having Howard around has certainly afforded Davis more opportunities to showcase his talents.
"In the last month, he's just tried to play and help us win and do everything he can possibly do to help us," Van Gundy said. "He's played extremely well."
The role he is in now, is similar to the one he had a few years ago when he was called upon to fill in for an injured Kevin Garnett.
"The team needs more of somebody," Davis said. "We have a big part of our team that's out. I'm just stepping in where stuff needs to be filled in at."

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