Magic fall short, Memphis beats Orlando 86-81
The Memphis Grizzlies broke the Orlando Magic’s five game winning home streak, Wednesday night the Amway Center. The Magic had a hard time getting into rhythm early on and trailed by as many as 13 points at one point. Turnovers early in the game caused the Magic to fight an uphill battle the rest of the night.
In the fourth quarter, the Magic regained the led several times but after committing a couple of fouls late in the quarter the Grizzlies created a five point lead the Magic couldn’t overcome.
Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 20 points and Courtney Lee added 17 points and grabbed a team high of six rebounds. Marc Gasol left the game after re-aggravating his left knee. Central Florida native Nick Calathes scored 12 points, had a team high of six assists and four steals. The Grizzlies point guard had about 30 friends and family in attendance.
Magic’s center, Nikola Vucevic scored 13 points, grabbed a team high of 10 boards and had two blocks. Tobias Harris also scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Off the bench, E’Twaun Moore scored eight points and Kyle O’Quinn made three blocks and had six rebounds.
After the All-Star Break, the Orlando Magic will travel to Milwaukee and take on the Bucks on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Inside the Magic’s locker room: