The Orlando Magic have been on a two game tear after being humiliated by the Cleveland Cavaliers recently. The Magic dominated the Charlotte Hornets last night at the Amway Center, 113-98. On Star Wars Night, the Magic truly felt “The Force”.
Ball movement and crisp passing Orlando from good looks at the basket, to better looks, to greats shots at the basket, over and over again. The new momentum carried over from Monday’s stomping of the Brooklyn Nets, 105-98. The Magic even over-passed occasionally and missed some great looks at the basket.
Magic forward Channing Frye’s 3-point shot has awakened with this new spurt of ball sharing. Last night, Frye scored a season high 17 points on five 3-point shots.
“We’re just playing together and sharing the ball. It’s much more fun when we play that way and we’re a better team when we play like that and we know it,’’ Magic center Nic Vucevic said. “If we want to be a really good team, we have to play this way. … There were just a lot of plays tonight that you can pick out where we made the extra pass and we were really unselfish. It’s great to see and it’s great to play like that.’’
Evan Fournier and Tobias Harris each scored 13 points, while Victor Oladipo (11 points, four rebounds and four assists), Jason Smith (10 points on five-of-six shooting) and Mario Hezonja (eight points and four rebounds) played well off the bench.
The Magic’s next game of this extended homestead is Friday December 18 against the Portland Trailblazers.