Wrapping up another abysmal season, the Orlando Magic capped it off with a victory over the Detroit Pistons, 113-109.
The Magic came out of the gates look like the Houston Rockets, shooting three-pointer after three-pointer early on. After Evan Fournier sunk one to extend the teams streak of consecutive games made with a three-pointer to 820, the Magic made five of their next eight in the quarter. Aaron Gordon electrified the crowd late in the quarter with a monster dunk on former teammate Tobias Harris, and almost sunk a half court shot to end the quarter.
The Magic are 5/7 from three in the first eight minutes tonight. So, apparently they were taken over by the Rockets.
â?? Zach Oliver (@ZachOliverNBA) April 13, 2017
Unlike Monday night’s drubbing at the hands of the Chicago Bulls, the Magic starters were good. Very good, in fact, holding Detroit to a mere 17 first quarter points. However, in a not-so-shocking turn of events, the Magic bench was, in fact, bad like usual, letting the Pistons get space left and right, letting them cut the once 21 point lead to 14 early in the second. Detroit cut the lead to as few as 12 on multiple occasions, before an Andre Drummond put pack brought them within 10 at halftime, 59-49.
After halftime, the good Magic reappeared, with the starters once again having their way against Detroit’s disinterested group. If not for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shooting everything in sight, and turning into Michael Jordan, the …
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