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Magic Lose Thriller Against 76ers; Pistons Snap Heat 10-game Win Streak

Fans who attended the Orlando Magic game against the Philadelphia 76ers last night received a basketball treat.

The 76ers downed the Magic 126-125 in a thrilling game, and Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams posted their first career triple doubles against one another – the first time this has happened in NBA history.

On a night of firsts, Orlando’s Glen Davis hit his first 3-pointer of the season to tie the game at 104 with 18 seconds left.

The Magic featured a three-player heavy scoring output, with Arron Afflalo (43 points),  Davis (33 points) and Oladipo (26 points) scoring 102 of the team’s 125 points.

Although Afflalo and Davis were the two high-scoring players for the Magic, Victor Oladipo was the story for the Magic, after posting his first career triple-double. He grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out 10 assists to go along with his 26 points.

But Oladipo wasn’t satisfied with the outcome of the game, and he weighed in on the performance postgame.

“We played well together, and we just need to build off it, continue to keep getting better. It’s all a process, and last night we could’ve played way better. Tonight we came out and played strong, and we need to continue to come out and play strong,” Oladipo said.

Michael Carter-Williams also posted a triple-double, his coming in a winning effort. Carter-Williams scored 27 points and paired that with 12 rebounds and 10 assists to round out the impressive stat line.

The Magic will look to bounce back from the tough loss when they take on the Knicks on Friday.

The Miami Heat also ran into a bit of bad luck last night when they took on the Detroit Pistons.

Without Dwyane Wade, who sat out resting his knees, the Heat fell to the Detroit Pistons 107-97. The loss saw the Heat’s 10-game winning streak come to an end.

Balance was the formula for the Pistons, as seven players scored in double figures, with forward Kyle Singler leading the way with 18 off the bench.

LeBron James and Michael Beasley were the two bright spots for the Heat, with both players posting 23 points.

The Heat came in at 14-3, while the Pistons came in 7-10, but LeBron James acknowledged postgame that “records don’t matter” when teams play the Heat.

“Records don’t matter when we play teams. Obviously, teams play a totally different style, totally different pace when they play us. They get up to play us. There’s no complacency when they play us. That’s the name of the game. Look at records and say they should win, but you gotta go out and play. And if you don’t, you get beat,” he said.

The Heat will take on the Chicago Bulls in their next game on Thursday.

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