Dallas will fall in Orlando!

After narrow losses to Sacramento and Houston, Orlando bounced back to win over Dallas, relying on an iron defense and a strong team, centered around Franz Wagner, who stood out for his consistency, unlike Luka Doncic, who completely collapsed at the end of the match. .

Despite the absence of Paolo Banchero, the victim of a sprained ankle, Orlando made a good impact early in the game, especially Wagner-Carter Jr., who later passed the baton to the Twin Towers, Bol Bol and Mo. Bamba. Led by an inspired but awkward Luka Doncic (5/13 in the first quarter), Dallas managed to take the lead after 12 minutes on an 8-2 run by the Slovenian (24-28).

Spencer Dinwiddie then helped extend the lead to +10 (24-34) before the return of Franz Wagner revived the locals. The German found himself making all the right moves and even improved on 3-pointers by Bol Bol and Jalen Suggs on the final drive before halftime to cut Orlando to -4 (50-54).

Dallas has not been able to stand out since returning from the locker room. The efforts of Mo Bamba, Jalen Suggs and Wendell Carter Jr. were rewarded when the latter made a 3-pointer in transition to tie the game at 72-72. The Magic even got past Caleb Houston’s layup before Maxi Kleber’s final basket to end the period (73-74).

Gradually, Orlando realized its opportunities, including the signing of excellent left-hander Terrence Ross as a bonus mistake, a crucial 3-pointer from Chuma Okeke and a step back to finish off Dirk Nowitzki. Part of Franz Wagner (92-83). Undeterred, Luka Doncic faltered at the worst possible time and Franz Wagner was able to finish off the game with two final shots to secure his team a 94-87 win.

WHAT TO REMEMBER

Content and outcome. As in the last season, although there was no victory in the end, Orlando often participated in their meetings. Last night, the Magic turned in a big performance, relying on solid defense and an unrivaled rebounding advantage, and were rewarded with their third win of the season. If the balance sheet is not yet available at the beginning of the financial year, the content is quite encouraging.

A recital by Franz Wagner. We still got a lot of good results from the German, who played an important role in Magic’s attack animation. He was also involved in the scoring, making the crucial assist for Chuma Okeke’s 3-pointer in the final and was responsible for finishing the free throw. After the successful Euros, we have been waiting for him in the queue and he is responding now.

Stereotypical Mavericks offense. Dallas could only rely on Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie to score, and suffered greatly from that variety. Key-dominant interiors Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith, the only players to score more than 6 points, shined mostly on the outside, which showcased the Magic’s dominance in the paint. Even before the Slovenian collapsed at the end, this lack of alternation was evident.

TOPS/FLOPS

Franz Wagner. German sparked his team with a goal early in the second quarter, an alley-oop for junior Wendell Carter, an assist for Caleb Houstan and a defense. A key creator in Jamahl Mosley’s formation, he allowed Orlando to counter with time and not parade in the end, especially when he stepped back to Dirk Nowitzki. He was the one who killed the doubt on the free throw.

Spencer Dinwiddie. Aggressive on both ends of the floor, he made sure when Luka Doncic was on the bench, like he did early in the fourth quarter, when he hit a big left-handed dunk after stringing up 3-pointers to get his team on the right track. In the end, not much to complain about.

⛔️ Luka Doncic. The Slovenian, who was quite interesting and intense in the first three quarters, completely lost his way towards the end of the match. He sealed his comeback with an extraordinary 0/2 aus five minutes from the end, making as many poor choices in attack as in defence. His streak of 30-plus points ends in Orlando.

NEXT

Magical : Orlando will host Phoenix this Friday (01:00).

Mavericks : back-to-back for Jason Kidd’s troops heading to Washington tonight (01:00).

Orlando / 94 Shots It bounces
Players Minimum Shots 3 points LF He D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Rating
C. Okeke 32 2/5 1/2 3/6 1 6 7 2 4 0 3 1 +4 8 9
F. Wagner 33 9/17 0/3 4/4 0 3 3 6 2 0 3 0 +13 22 20
W. Carter Jr. 34 5/9 1/2 2/2 0 12 12 3 2 0 5 1 +10 13 20
B. Bowl 25 4/6 2/2 1/2 0 7 7 0 1 0 2 1 -3 11 14
J. Suggs 26 4/12 2/4 2/2 1 6 7 4 3 1 1 1 +5 12 16
C. Houston 26 3/5 1/2 1/2 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 +10 8 8
A. Schofield 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 +2 0 1
Mr. Bamba 24 5/8 1/3 1/2 1 5 6 1 2 0 0 1 -7 12 16
RJ Hampton 9 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 -7 2 2
T. Ross 30 3/9 0/2 0/1 0 4 4 1 4 0 2 0 +8 6 2
36/73 8/21 14/21 4 45 49 20 20 1 18 6 94 108
dallas / 87 Shots It bounces
Players Minimum Shots 3 points LF He D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Rating
D. Finney-Smith 31 3/6 2/5 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 -4 8 8
R. Bullock 26 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 0 -4 0 0
D. Powell 19 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 4 4 0 4 3 1 0 -10 2 7
S. Dinwiddie 38 9/19 4/10 7/8 0 4 4 5 2 2 1 1 -5 29 29
L. Doncic 35 9/29 2/11 4/7 0 6 6 6 3 3 0 2 -3 24 18
Mr. Kleber 33 3/6 2/5 0/0 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 -1 8 9
T. Hardaway Jr. 22 2/10 1/7 0/0 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 -3 5 3
J. McGee 11 2/4 0/0 1/2 3 3 6 0 2 0 1 0 +4 5 7
J. Green 25 3/6 0/2 0/2 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 -9 6 6
32/85 11/42 12/19 4 25 29 17 19 14 4 4 87 87

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