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10-17 FG | 4-5 3P | 4 REB | 1 AST | 27 PTS | +6
Saturday’s game may have been Harris’ best offensive performance of the season so far, as he scored a season-high 27 points. Most importantly, he did it efficiently. Coming off a 7-for-18 outing the night before in Utah, Harris played within himself and rarely forced a shot. The Magic offense looks a lot better when Harris is playing within the confines of the team’s system.
6-15 FG | 4-4 FT | 5 REB | 7 AST | 16 PTS | +5
After an injury to start the season, it looks like Oladipo is beginning to find his stride over the last couple of games. While he struggled from the field in the win, Oladipo did manage to fill up the rest of the box score. This is why Oladipo is so valuable. He can affect a game in so many ways, even when he’s not shooting the ball well.
7-16 FG | 1-7 3P | 6 REB | 3 AST | 15 PTS | +7
Fournier struggled mightily in the first half, shooting 2-for-7 from the floor and being unable to get into any sort of offensive groove. However, he bounced back nicely in the second half, shooting 5-for-9 from the floor and scoring six big fourth quarter points, including back-to-back layups in the middle of the period to extend the Magic’s lead as the Kings came surging back.
5-5 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 13 PTS | +12
The big fella took advantage of the other big fella (Nikola Vucevic) being out with back spasms over this recent West Coast trip. Over the six-game road trip, O’Quinn started four games and averaged 11.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while shooting 65.9 percent from the field in 16.2 minutes of action per contest.
The Kings are just not the same team without Boogie Cousins. He missed Saturday’s matchup due to an illness and because of that, the Magic got up by 16 early in the fourth quarter. However, you have to credit the Kings for momentarily taking the lead late in the fourth. They just didn’t have enough without Cousins. And the Magic hit big shots when they needed them the most.