The Orlando Magic suffered a loss on Thursday to the 26-33 New Orleans Pelicans. Orlando is now 1-1 with New Orleans for the season after an overtime win in their last game together. The Pelicans won 135-100.
Six players for New Orleans scored in the double digits for the game. Brandon Ingram led the way with points for the Pelicans. He had 29 points in 29 minutes. Following behind was Zion Williamson with 23 points in 23 minutes.
New Orleans led in per-quarter scoring until quarter four.
The Pelicans had 29 points compared to the Magic‘s 27.
The Magic continued to trail as the Pelicans put up 45 more points, while they only had 25.
In the third quarter, the Pelicans added another 34 points to their board. The Magic only added 18.
Finally, the Magic took the last quarter in a last-ditch effort to launch a comeback. Unfortunately, they still came up short. They put up 30 points, while the Pelicans only increased by 27.
Next for the Magic
The 18-41 Orlando Magic are set to host the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.
The Pacers are coming off of a win against the Thunder from Wednesday and play the Pistons Saturday before facing the Magic.
Orlando is 14th in the Eastern Conference, ahead of only the Detroit Pistons.
The current NBA standings before tonight's action.
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