Magic beat the Knicks at MSG for the second time this season
Terrence Ross scored 19 points to lead six double-digit players and the Orlando Magic scored their second win at Madison Square Garden this season by beating the New York Knicks 104-98 on Wednesday.
Franz Wagner scored 16 points and nine rebounds for Orlando, who beat the Knicks 110-104 at Madison Square Garden on October 24. He scored two of the Magic’s four wins this season against New York.
RJ Barrett scored 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead the Knicks. Alec Borks scored 13 of 15 points in the fourth quarter and Obi Tobin tied his career with 14 points.
Cole Anthony scored 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to help Orlando clinch a three-game losing streak. Galen Suggs scored 13 points and Mo Bamba scored 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Orlando, who narrowly entered the fourth quarter for only the second time this season, led by 80-71 on the Suggs’ Third Index with 10:14 remaining.
Orlando scored five points in a row to lead 100-96 with 1:09 left, and Dunk Wendell Carter Jr. extended the lead to six points after Suggs blocked Derek Rose’s pass.
The teams combined missed 11 consecutive shots at a single point and made six turnovers each during the unstable first quarter. Tobin finished the period with back-to-back dips to give the Knicks a 23-21 advantage.
The bad shooting continued into the second quarter. Anthony missed seven of his first eight shots in the first half before making 3 pointers on the bell to put Orlando ahead 50-49.
Both teams suffered over 3 points in the first half. Orlando was 7 of 21 (33.3 percent) behind the arc while New York was 6 of 22 (27.3 percent).
New York trailed by 10 late in the third quarter after just over five minutes without a basket. The Knicks cut the lead to 72-67 after making three three-pointers in the last 1:28 of the period.
Julius Randle scored 13 points and Mitchell Robinson 13 points and 11 rebounds for New York, who have fallen to 3-5 at home this season.
–Field Media Level