Last night saw the Magic push Chicago but fall short. Against the fully fit Eastern Conference leaders Orlando fought the Bulls, losing 98-102. It was a valiant effort again by an injury plagued Orlando, on the second night of a road back-to-back.
Freshly crowned as December’s Rookie of the Month; Franz Wagner continued his double figure scoring run attaining the 20-point mark for the 10th time, finishing with 22. Wendell Carter Jr again showed his former team what they had lost as he recorded his 18th double-double of the season. He finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Gary Harris scored 19 points, amassing his 17th double-digit score in his last 19 games. Terrence Ross contribution was 15 points.
Moving Forward After The Magic Push Chicago But Fall Short
The Magic now return home to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday January 5th at midnight for us U.K. fans (7 p.m. in Orlando). This will be the second meeting of the season. The last clash came in Philly on Game Day 22 with the 76ers winning 96-101. Franz Wagner scored 27 points and Mo Bamba made 17 rebounds and 6 blocks. It was also the game in which Jalen Suggs fractured his right thumb.