Magic catches fire late and walks away with a victory over Hornets, 117-108
Orlando- The Magic climbed a stepped hill and overcame a slow start to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 117-108.
Being up six at the break, the Magic increased their lead to double digits by the end of the the third quarter. The three ball was working concisely for Orlando. Nikola Vucevic, Cole Anthony, and Evan Fournier all hit threes in the quarter to break the game wide open.
Orlando was very effective on the defensive end in the fourth. They did not allow much spacing for the Hornets to operate in, got into the passing lanes, which created turnover for them, and turned turnovers into points for the team. The Magic finished with 10 steals and turned them into 16 fast break points and shot over 51% from the three point golden strike.
Anthony finished off the Hornets and eclipsed his career high with 21 points.