The Orlando Magic suffered a tough 112-96 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday, as Jaylen Brown went off for 34 points.
Early on, the Magic picked up right where they left off on Friday, leading the Celtics by five after one quarter. Aaron Gordon hit a three that led to a 7-0 run during the span. Fast forwarding, Orlando held a 40-37 lead with seven minutes left in the second quarter before Brown made a pair of 3-pointers to spark an 11-2 run. With a minute left before halftime, Jayson Tatum hit back-to-back 3’s that gave Boston its first double-digit lead.
On Friday, the Magic hit 21 threes in a win over the Nets, which was two shy of their franchise record. Sunday was a bit of a different story, as the Celtics hit 23 threes on the Magic, one shy of Boston’s franchise record.
With a 23-for-54 performance from three for the Celtics, the Magic just couldn’t keep up. Orlando would go on to trail for the rest of the game.
Nikola Vucevic shined again, leading all Magic players with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 assists. Aaron Gordon had a tough day from the field, as he shot only 3-for-13. Gordon finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists, after coming off a 38-point performance against Brooklyn.
For Boston, Jaylen Brown finished with 34 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. In addition, Jayson Tatum added 23 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Who Will Step Up?
With the loss to Boston, the Magic are now 14-28 in the East, sitting at the 14th spot. On the other hand, the Celtics are now 21-21, 6th in the East,
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