Grades: Sacramento Kings 103, Orlando Magic 83 | Magic Basketball



Jan 11

Grades: Sacramento Kings 103, Orlando Magic 83

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Sacramento Kings 103 Final
Recap | Box Score
83 Orlando Magic

Arron Afflalo
3-12 FG | 8-8 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 15 PTS | -6

Somehow, Afflalo was able to salvage a poor shooting night by getting to the free throw line. The more newsworthy item is that Afflalo hurt his right foot in the third quarter when he landed awkwardly on it after he missed a layup in transition. The injury was ruled a strained tendon, which means Afflalo is likely to miss Saturday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.

Tobias Harris
5-10 FG | 4-5 FT | 1 STL | 6 REB | 16 PTS | -24

There’s no question that Harris is better served as a stretch four offensively, given his ability to spread the floor on the perimeter, use his strength to post up opposing threes, and utilize his quickness to blow by opposing fours off the dribble. But Harris’ D still needs a lot of work, as evidenced by the fact that Jason Thompson manhandled him in the interior.

Victor Oladipo
5-14 FG | 2-4 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 13 PTS | -20

After setting the internet on fire with his block on Damian Lillard in Orlando’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, it was tempting to expect an encore from Oladipo against the Kings, but it didn’t happen. The only noteworthy highlight from Oladipo versus Sacramento came midway through the fourth quarter when he whipped out his patented spin move and (goaltended) layup finish.

Glen Davis
4-12 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 STL | 12 REB | 12 PTS | -10

You have to feel for Davis. In the Magic’s last two games, he’s had to defend LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMarcus Cousins — two All-Star caliber players. Both times Davis has been overmatched. Aldridge ate him alive and Cousins did much of the same. Despite Davis’ best efforts defensively, Cousins drilled midrange jump shots and got to the rim off the dribble with ease.

Sacramento Kings

One fast break sequence exemplified how much of a beatdown this was. It occurred in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand for Sacramento. After stealing the ball from Kyle O’Quinn, Cousins ran a 4-on-1 break (with Oladipo as the lone trailing defender) and made a no-look bounce pass to Derrick Williams, who finished the play off with a two-handed windmill dunk.