Orlando played an almost perfect game, beating the Lakers for the first time in almost four years. A good sequence by Anthony Davis finds a 13-0 break for the Magic already in the first quarter (39-25). Jonathan Isaac’s defense on LeBron James is very good and only turnovers prevent the Magic from further increasing the gap in the first half (67-51). Banchero & C. don’t relax in the second half, the Lakers try a zone defense to stop the bleeding, but without much success (101-80). Still trailing by double figures at the end, D’Angelo Russell and Austin Reaves attempted triples without success (8/30 the final tally from beyond the arc): Darvin Ham surrendered less than four minutes from the end, opening his bench .
Orlando – LA Lakers 120-102. Boxscore: 26 F. Wagner, 25p+7r+10as Banchero, 14 Anthony, 13 M. Wagner, 11 Black, 10p+10r Bitadze per i Magic (4-2); 28p+13r Davis, 24p+9r James, 20 Reaves, 11 Russell per i Lakers (3-3).
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