Primo road trip of the season for the Los Angeles Lakers 💜💛 (3-2), which after the nice success against the Clippers arrive in Florida to face the Orlando Magic, already beaten in California at the beginning of the week.
I gialloviola they are devoid of Taurean Prince, Gabe Vincent, Rui Hachimura, Jarred Vanderbilt e Jalen Hood-Schifino (Who the latest news on their conditions). The hosts are deprived of Markelle Fultz, Wendell Carter Jr. e Gary Harris. Ham confirms the quintet composed of Russell, Reaves, Reddish, James and Davis; Mosley replies with Black, Suggs, F. Wagner, Banchero and Bitadze.
🏀 Magic vs Lakers: Game Recap
The Californians seem to be on the ball and move the score with five points each from James and D’Angelo Russell, with Davis immediately active under the basket (3 blocks). But after a few minutes Orlando’s different intensity emerges, turning the match around with a partial inspired by Suggs and F. Wagner. The rookie Anthony Blackall alone, smashes 12-17 with 6:50 on the clock.
Upon returning from the timeout the Lakers look for AD – eight consecutive points for The Brow – but the attitude and defense of the entire team remain unacceptable. The Magic run away with the unleashed Paolo Banchero, author of four baskets with two triples, then spread (+16) with three-pointers from Ingles and Black. From the line James sets the score at 25-39 at the end of the first quarter.
I gialloviola they try to shake things up and close the gap with two baskets from beyond the arc Austin Reaves and a couple of jumpers from Max Christiebut the hosts react immediately and stay ahead with the ex’s energy Moe Wagner, capable of capitalizing on second chances gained. 40-49 six minutes before the long break.
Austin Reaves shows off the handle and beats the shot clock 😤
— NBA (@NBA) November 4, 2023
The Magic maintain control of the game and extend their lead again with a triple Cole Anthony and Banchero’s and-one, the Lakers try not to sink with Wood and James, but it’s too little. Orlando dominates under the scoreboards and ends the half with seven points Franz Wagner. 51-67 at half time, with LA unable to control the rebounds: 11 offensive ones conceded, for 26 second chance points suffered.
🔄 Lakers surclassati dai Magic
Upon returning to the field, the leitmotif of the match does not change: the Los Angelesnians produce with only Reaves, Orlando controls the match without too many worries with Banchero and F. Wagner. Anthony Davis duel with Goga Bitadze and tries to start a timid return attempt (-14), but the illusion only lasts a few possessions.
Banchero is irrepressible for the Lakers defense, Black completes a three-point play, then – while Jaxson Hayes everything gets wrong – Joe Ingles and Anthony make the triples for +25 Magic. Four points of LeBron James and a dunk by F. Wagner close the quarter, with LA down 80-101.
Darwin Ham leaves the starters on the field and insists with the zone defense, but the boys of Jamahl Mosley they immediately return to +25 with the plays of the Wagner brothers. Davis, James and Reaves try to make the deficit less burdensome (-15).
The Lakers wasted a couple of transitions to get back to -10 and inevitably Anthony’s triple arrives which closes the game and starts garbage time. The baskets of Admiral Schofield e Colin Castleton set the final score: 101-120.
📊 Stats & Box Score
James finished with 24 points (8/15 from the field, 2/5 from beyond the arc and 6/7 from the foul line), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 turnovers in over 35 minutes. For Davis 28 points (10/15 shooting and 8/8 free throws), 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 blocks and 4 turnovers in 32 minutes.
Reaves scored 20 points (7/11 from the field), 2 rebounds and 2 assists, with Russell (11+4+4 with 1/10 from three), Reddish (2+3 with 1/5 shooting) and Hayes doing poorly (2+1+1 with 1/4). Wood (6+2+2) and Christie (6+5) have no impact. Garbage time for Lewis, Castelton, Hodge and Fudge.
The Magic’s top scorer is Franz Wagner (26+5+2 with 12/28 from the field). Also in double figures were Banchero (25+7+10), Anthony (14+5+1), Moe Wagner (13+8+2), Black (11+4+2) and Bitadze (10+10 and 5 blocks). .
📺 Magic vs Lakers: Game Highlights
The Lakers give up 19 offensive rebounds and 36 second-chance points to begin trip with a loss in Orlando.
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) November 5, 2023
🗨️ Post Game Quotes
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🏆 Magic vs Lakers: Fan Survey
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📅 Next Game
I Los Angeles Lakers they return to the field in the night (1.30 🇮🇹) between Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th November to face the Miami Heat al Kaseya Center.
On the cover: Anthony Davis and LeBron James during the game between the Magic and the Lakers at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Fernando Medina, NBAE via Getty Images)
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