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6-11 FG | 6-8 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 18 PTS | +8
One underrated aspect of Vucevic’s game is his high-post passing. Against the Bucks, Vucevic made several excellent hi-lo passes that led to easy baskets for Harris (who returned the favor to Vucevic a few times). It can’t be understated how well-rounded of a player Vucevic has become offensively. There’s not much he can’t do except shoot 3s — for now.
10-18 FG | 5-6 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 26 PTS | +2
In the Magic’s win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday, Harris had his hands full defending Carmelo Anthony. Tonight, rookie Jabari Parker had his hands full defending Harris. Parker, whose defensive deficiencies are well-known coming out of Duke, struggled to contain Harris offensively. It got so bad that coach Jason Kidd was forced to put Giannis Antetokounmpo on Harris to try to slow him down.
5-13 FG | 3-6 3P | 4 REB | 2 AST | 15 PTS | +10
Fournier has played so well to start the season that it’s hard to figure out what constitutes a “normal” game for him. Considering Fournier averages 16.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per 36 minutes for his career, putting up 15-4-2 in 36 minutes versus Milwaukee is the type of stat line that Magic fans should reasonably expect from him.
3-10 FG | 6-8 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 13 PTS | +22
Originally listed as questionable against the Bucks after the doctors cleared him to play, Oladipo ended up coming off the bench and made his Magic debut in tonight’s game. Given that he was out for six weeks, it was expected that Oladipo would be rusty but he made his presence felt. He was a team-high plus-22, which was indicated of the positive impact he had on the game.
Milwaukee were up 21-8 midway through the first quarter before Orlando began cutting into the deficit, eventually taking the lead early in the second quarter and never relinquishing it. Brandon Knight (24 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists), Antetokounmpo (19 points, 7 rebounds), and John Henson (10 points, 6 rebounds) played well for the Bucks, but they didn’t get much help from their teammates.