With the boost they've gotten the last three games off the bench from Kyle O'Quinn, the Orlando Magic no longer seem in such a bind with the ongoing absence of starting center Nikola Vucevic.

No single player can make up for the loss of Vucevic, who was one of the NBA's top five rebounders until spraining his left ankle Dec. 31 and then sustaining a concussion less than a week later.

That was most evident Friday night when Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson overpowered Glen Davis on his way to a 30-point, 16-rebound performance.

But the 6-foot-10 O'Quinn, who came to the Magic with little fanfare two years ago as a second-round draft pick out of Norfolk State, is providing much-needed relief to both Davis and Tobias Harris.

Much like Bo Outlaw did during his two stints with the Magic beginning in 1997, O'Quinn is happier scoring, grabbing rebounds and blocking an occasional shot than describing what it is that he does.

When asked what the key has been to his increased productivity after he had 10 points, nine rebounds and one block in 24 minutes Sunday night, O'Quinn replied, "I don't know what it is. I'm just being out there, just being a team player, just going out there and doing my job."

Even after Vucevic got hurt at the start of a five-game road trip, coach Jacque Vaughn was reluctant to use O'Quinn except at Denver when the Magic fell behind by 22 points at halftime.

That began to change Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls.