A Battling Magic Fall Short To The Pelicans

A festive crowd saw a battling Magic fall short to the Pelicans by just 6 points in the Amway Center last night. Down by 20 points in the third quarter Orlando were able to reduce the difference to just two points with 2 minutes remaining of the game. Unfortunately the offence of Brandon Ingram and Devonte’ Graham proved decisive. Orlando fell in the end 110-104.

Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr each had double-doubles on their return from injury to the team.

Magic Top Performers

Gary Harris had the hot hand early and his scores helped keep Orlando in the game. By the close he co-led Orlando in scoring with 22 points.

Cole Anthony with 22 points and 11 assists put the team on his shoulders

Wendell Carter Jr made 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Franz Wagner finished with 20 points.

Magic Starting Lineup – Cole Anthony (PG), Gary Harris (SG), Franz Wagner (SF), Chuma Okeke (PF), Wendell Carter Jr (C)

Bench Unit – Robin Lopez, Hassani Gravett, Aleem FordBJ JohnsonAdmiral SchofieldTim FrazierFreddie Gillespie

Moving On After A Battling Magic Fall Short To The Pelicans

Josh Cohen’s review of the win in Atlanta is available here on the Orlando Magic website.

Orlando’s record is now 7 wins and 26 losses. The Magic remained 14th in the Eastern Conference. Of the last 10 games played the Magic have won 2 and longer back further it is 15 losses in 18 games. The home record stands at 2 wins of 13 games played, whilst on the road it is 5 wins in 20 played. In points per game the Magic score 101.5 whilst conceding 110.8.

Orlando now travel to Miami on Boxing Day (26th December). The U.K. tip is 8:30pm and is being broadcast on Sky Sports.