Orlando Magic Surge Past the San Antonio Spurs to Win 133-113

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It was another game and of course another win (133-113) for the red hot Orlando Magic. Friday night’s win against the (10-22) San Antonio Spurs marks the team’s eighth win out of their last nine contests. The matchup against the Spurs saw two players return to the lineup for the Magic: Wendell Carter Jr. (plantar fascia) and Gary Harris (hamstring) after an 18 and 11 game hiatus. As for the Spurs they mostly had a healthy squad except for shooting guard Blake Wesley.

Believe it or not, but most of this game was a tight contest as the largest lead wasn’t even in the double digits through the first three quarters. As a matter of fact, the Spurs were up by 9 points near the end of the first half before Paolo Banchero and Cole Anthony responded in an effort to tie the game. 

In the third quarter, it appeared that it would be more of the same as neither team was able to run away with the momentum with the Spurs only down 5 points going into the fourth. To start off the fourth the Spurs were able to bring the lead down to a 3 point game before the Magic had erupted. In the final quarter of this matchup the Magic were able to score 39 points as a team while going on a 26-5 run in which they were leading 122-98. From that moment on the Magic essentially cruised their way to another win on the season (12-21). 

Cole Anthony led the way for the Magic as he almost had himself a triple-double with 23 points, 9 assists, and 10 rebounds. Anthony was not the only Magic that almost had a triple-double as Markelle Fultz had 8 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds. The Magic also had four other players scoring in double figures: Franz Wagner poured in 21 points, Paolo Banchero had 18 points, Moritz Wagner with 17 points, and Bol Bol with 14 points.

The Spurs also had multiple players scoring in the double digits: Keldon Johnson with 17 points, Tre Jones with 16 points and 8 assists, Devin Vassell with 14 points, Jeremey Sochan and Doug McDermott with 13 points each. 

What’s Next?

The Orlando Magic will have a date with the (13-18) Los Angeles Lakers, Tuesday night at the Amway Center. The Lakers will be without Anthony Davis as he’s been diagnosed with a stress injury in his right foot. On the season, this LA team is averaging 115.3 points per game (top 10 offense in the league) while allowing 117.3 making them one of the worst teams in the league. 

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