Vucevic's 34-point night leads Magic past short-handed Knicks

Vucevic's 34-point night leads Magic past short-handed Knicks

Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will not play Monday night for New York

Porzingis was dealing with an ankle injury and an illness while Hardaway was a late scratch and held out due to a stress reaction in his left shin.

Already without Kristaps Porzingis (ankle/illness), the Knicks unexpectedly learned shortly before tipoff that second-leading Tim Hardaway Jr.

But no defeat this season felt more lopsided than Monday's, as the Knicks were basically obliterated from the opening tip. Damyean Dotson started in his place on Sunday and will likely do so again against the Pacers. (17.8), who both missed the game with injuries.

Jarrett Jack connected on a deep bucket of his own with 26 seconds on the clock but NY simply ran out of time to complete the comeback.

This time last month, the Orlando Magic were still one of the feel-good teams in the league, and they were playing like playoff hopefuls in the Eastern Conference.

Oladipo was seven for 21 in last month's loss at NY and scored 17 points, which is right on his career average of 16.9 against the Knicks spanning 12 games. On Wednesday, the squad returns to Madison Square Garden for a home matchup against the Grizzlies at 7:30 PM.

Vucevic's 34-point night leads Magic past short-handed Knicks

"We did well. We fought back", Beasley added.

Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. reacts after being called for a foul against the Rockets, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Houston.

After ending a nine-game losing streak with a 121-108 win over Oklahoma City on November 29, the Magic have won two of three. The deficit was 13 in the first quarter, then 29 in the second, then 38 in the third.

IN (12-11) are trying to avoid a third straight loss and fourth in five games after a 120-115 setback at Toronto on Friday night. We still try to stay with the principles, try to stay with the way we guard things. However, Orlando answered with its own 6-0 streak and went on to take a 78-76 lead after three quarters.

"At this point, we're trying to get as many wins as we can to hang in there with this tough stretch of our schedule", Magic Coach Frank Vogel said.

"There's concern with anybody when it's an injury that might be longer than a game or two", Jeff Hornacek said before the Knicks faced the Pacers Monday. The Magic won the first game, 112-99, in Orlando on November 8. So hopefully with the couple of days of rest that he got he'll be better.

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