It was an evenly-matched contest between two teams at the bottom of the standings, each with a very different philosophy on the rest of the season. The Orlando Magic, now 9.5 games back of the eighth seed with a win, relied heavily on their veterans. The Phoenix Suns, 11.5 back in the West, rolled with a starting lineup that included 23-year-old T.J. Warren as their oldest player with vets Eric Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler being shut down earlier this week.
It would be a back and forth contest that included 18 lead changes. The Magic starters would dominate the first quarter, hitting 10-straight shots and opening up a 14-point lead. The bench would then allow the Suns to cut it to two, and it would essentially be anyone’s game from then on.
Turnovers were huge in the one, as the Magic were …
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