Magic Roll Sixers, 119-98
The Orlando Magic defeated the visiting Philadelphia 76ers, 119-98, at Amway Center on Monday. While there were 10 ties and 23 lead changes in the first 30 minutes of this game., Orlando dominated the second half. In fact, the Magic outscored the Sixers, 63-38, in the second half, holding a double-digit lead for the entirety of the fourth quarter. Turnovers were the difference in the game, with Orland winning that battle, 15-7. That allowed them to win the points off turnover differential, 23-12. The Magic also out-assisted the Sixers, 28-20 and won the fastbreak scoring differential, 17-4. The Sixers (47-27) were led by Joel Embiid, as he tallied 20 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. Tobias Harris accrued 15 points, four rebounds and three assists. Jimmy Butler collected 13 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Shake Milton was the only other player in double figures, as he led the bench with 13 points. The Magic (36-38) were led by Nikola Vucevic, as he tallied 28 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Evan Fournier accumulated 24 points, seven assists and two steals. Aaron Gordon totaled 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Michael Carter-Williams led the bench with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Orlando has to play again on Tuesday, as they travel to face the Miami Heat. As for Philadelphia, they return to action on Thursday when they play host to the Brooklyn Nets.
Posted on: 3/25/2019 6:59 PM