Banchero, Magic rally from very early opening, defeat 76ers 119-109

PHILLY (AP) — Paolo Banchero had 29 factors as well as 10 rebounds as the Orlando Magic stormed back from a 21-point first-quarter deficiency to defeat the Philly 76ers 119-109 on Monday evening.

Mo Wagner racked up 22 factors as well as his more youthful bro Franz Wagner racked up 19 for the Magic, that quit a three-game skid as well as finished the Sixers’ seven-game winning touch.

It was the most up to date gain among the NBA’s leading groups for the Magic, that enhanced to 15-11 because their 6-20 beginning.

“They are gaining from experiences,” Magic trainer Jamahl Mosley claimed. “They are locating means to get better as well as count on each various other as well as recognize that it’s reached begin on the protective side of the sphere.”

Orlando has actually defeated Boston 3 times, Golden State two times, Dallas, Phoenix az as well as currently Philly.

“We are an excellent group,” Banchero claimed. “We simply need to discover exactly how to place this initiative out every evening. We need to have the ability to take this video game as well as take it to the following video game as well as the video game afterwards regardless of that the challenger is.”

Joel Embiid had 30 factors as well as 11 rebounds for Philly, his 27th video game this period racking up 30 or even more as well as his 9th in the previous 10. Yet he additionally led the Sixers in turn overs with 6, entered nasty difficulty in the 4th quarter as well as was noticeably discouraged by Orlando’s physical protection.

The Magic forced 19 turn overs as well as held Philly to 19 factors in the 4th quarter. The 21-point deficiency was the biggest Orlando has actually conquered this period as well as the sixth-largest in franchise business background.

The Magic systematically functioned their back from the very early opening, cutting the Sixers’ cause 10 factors at halftime. Orlando proceeded for the very first time on a 3-pointer by Gary Harris in the 3rd quarter.

“We simply wished to test them as well as transform the warm up,” Banchero claimed. “We weren’t doing that in the initial fifty percent as well as provided way too many simple pails. You’re not mosting likely to quit Embiid, you simply need to test him as well as make it hard on him as well as we did an excellent work.”

The Magic took the lead permanently with 7:03 to play when Mo Wagner made a reverse layup, was fouled as well as transformed the totally free toss. Wagner transformed one more three-point play 19 secs later on when he was fouled by Embiid on a driving layup.

Sixers trainer Doc Rivers unsuccessfully tested the nasty get in touch with Embiid, urging his huge male had actually developed protective setting.

Cole Anthony adhered to with a 3-pointer to finish a 9-0 Orlando run, as well as the Sixers obtained no closer than 6 factors the remainder of the method.

“I don’t believe we had fun with any type of rate,” Rivers claimed. “Their stress, their physicality … they entered us. We transformed the sphere over. We were tumbling to attempt to attract fouls. We simply transformed it off as well as couldn’t obtain it back.”

Tobias Harris as well as James Harden racked up 17 factors each for the Sixers.


Magic: Practically 4 years after the Sixers traded him to Orlando, Markelle Fultz played his initial video game in Philly as a site visitor. The previous No. 1 total draft choice has actually been wounded each time the Magic played in Philly because the profession, although he played a roadway video game versus the Sixers in 2020 throughout the pandemic bubble in Florida. Fultz completed with 12 factors as well as 10 helps as well as claimed the experience was “fantastic.”

76ers: Philly has actually been the most popular group in the NBA for almost 2 months however has actually taken advantage of playing the organization’s third-easiest routine getting in Monday evening’s video game. The Sixers have the second-toughest staying routine as well as will certainly play 17 video games in March, consisting of 11 when traveling.


The interplay once more at Philly on Wednesday evening.


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