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Magic Clinches Third Straight Win Over Pelicans as Banchero Leads the Way

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 4, 2024
Paolo Banchero drops 32 points as Magic triumph over Pelicans 117-108

The Orlando Magic clinched their third straight victory with a 117-108 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Paolo Banchero led the way for the Magic, scoring 32 points and securing the win with a dunk in the final seconds. Franz Wagner contributed 24 points, and Moritz Wagner added 18 points to the effort. This win puts the Magic just half a game ahead of the New York Knicks for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

On the other hand, CJ McCollum recorded an impressive 36 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, but they have lost three of their last four games and have dropped from fourth to sixth place in the Western Conference. During the game, Zion Williamson had a scary moment when Gary Harris accidentally tripped him, causing Williamson to briefly leave the game. Despite returning to play, Williamson spent most of his time on the bench due to injury and played only 29 minutes in total. Wendell Carter Jr. also contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds for Orlando, who shot an impressive 51.3% from the field.

The Magic held a commanding lead of 20 points in the final quarter after Moritz Wagner’s free throws made it 104-84. New Orleans attempted a comeback, bringing the score to 112-106 with just seconds remaining on the clock, but Banchero’s dunk sealed it for Orlando. Unfortunately for New Orleans, three players – Herb Jones, Trey Murphy III, and Dyson Daniels – were ejected from

By Samantha Nguyen

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