Friday, July 6, 2018

Magic Beat Nets In Track Meet

The Orlando Magic defeated the Brooklyn Nets 86-80 in the Las Vegas Summer League Friday at Cox Pavilion.
While there were only two ties and one lead change in this game, it was an extremely competitive matchup. Neither club led by more than 12 points, as it was within a single-digit margin for all but a couple minutes. The second quarter is what decided the game for the Magic as they outscored Brooklyn 22-10. Turnovers doomed the Nets, as they committed 16 of them while forcing just 11 from Orlando. The Magic ended up hitting 45 percent of their shots while holding the Nets to just 38 percent from the field.
Shawn Dawson led the Nets (1-0) with 20 points and six rebounds in 18 minutes of the bench. Tyler Davis led the starters with 13 points and three rebounds. Milton Doyle started at point guard and provided nine points, six rebounds and three assists.
The Magic (1-0) were led by Jonathan Isaac, as he tallied 20 points and seven rebounds. Troy Caupain matched those 20 points, providing three rebounds and two assists to lead the bench. Mohamed Bamba totaled 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Isaiah Briscoe accrued 16 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals.

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