Magic win fifth straight, end 13-game slide vs Hornets

first_img“Rehab is going great,” said Fultz, who added there was no timeline for his return to action. “This is an opportunity for me to get a fresh start with the team, coaching staff and organization. They’ve been about building me up both as a man and on the court. That’s music to my ears, really.”Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA draft by Philadelphia, was traded to the Magic in exchange for reserve forward Johnathon Simmons, a top-20 protected first round pick in 2020 and a second-round pick this summer.UP NEXTHornets: Host Washington on Feb. 22.Magic: Host Chicago on Feb. 22. “It’s like there has been a paradigm shift, if that makes sense,” Magic forward Aaron Gordon said. “They’ve been whipping us for so long, but I’m glad we got ’em this time.”The Magic have won five straight for the first time in more than three years. Nikola Vucevic had his fifth straight double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Gordon added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jonathan Isaac scored 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s been a great performance by this team the last five games,” Vucevic said. “Not only the wins, but the way we’ve been playing. Really impressive performances on both ends of the floor. A lot of guys scoring in double digits, playing together, defending well.”The Magic led 71-36 at halftime, their biggest lead in any game this season. Guard D.J. Augustin drilled a 3-pointer on the first possession of the second half and the Hornets never got closer than 29 points after halftime. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Knicks finally win, ends 18-game skid by beating Hawks View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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They have beaten opponents by an average of 22.5 points during the win streak and limited them to below 40 percent shooting from the field. Orlando made 17 3-pointers against the Hornets.“When the ball goes in the basket, everything else becomes much easier,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “In terms of how we’re playing, yes, the All-Star break is coming at a bad time. This is the best we’ve played all year, but you can see we’re tired. We all need a break.”The Magic dominated the game at both ends of the court, but most of it was fueled by a relentless defense that limited Charlotte to 26.4 percent shooting for the half.All-Star Kemba Walker, who has made a career of shooting down the Magic during the 13-game winning streak, was 1 for 10 at the start and only 4 of 17 by halftime. He had a plus-minus rating of minus-27 at halftime and only played seven minutes in the second half before sitting down for the night.Orlando was almost as good offensively, getting contributions from every player, especially the fast-developing Isaac. The Magic’s top pick in the 2017 draft had 13 points and six rebounds at halftime, and was the anchor at the back end of the team’s defense. Charlotte hit just nine of 25 shots in the paint in the first half.TIP-INSHornets: PG Tony Parker (back) and C Bismack Biyombo (knee) sat out. Charlotte is 1-10 without Parker. . The Hornets are 1-10 when they score fewer than 100 points.Magic: Isaac’s streak of seven straight games with two or more blocks ended. . Orlando is limiting opponents to just 39.6 percent shooting during its five-game winning streak.FULTZ APPEARSMarkelle Fultz, traded to Orlando on Feb. 7, made his first appearance in front of the Magic media Thursday, but won’t be in town long. Fultz answered questions and sat on the Magic bench during their game, but will be on a flight to Los Angeles on Friday to resume rehabilitation on his injured shoulder. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Malik Monk scored 15 points, Jeremy Lamb had 14 and Cody Zeller added 13 for the Hornets.It was Orlando’s first victory over Charlotte since Dec. 16, 2015.“I don’t know what it is, what has ignited this stretch, but we’ve finally found a way to come together,” Isaac said.Charlotte started poorly and got worse throughout a forgettable first half. The Hornets were only 6 of 24 in the first quarter and were already down 15 by the end of the period. The deficit grew to 36 when Orlando outscored the Hornets 16-6 in the final three minutes of the half.“We were terrible tonight. We were awful and they were good,” Charlotte coach James Borrego said. “We were not competing, not having pride about your job, not making shots . we were just terrible and we need a break.”ADVERTISEMENT Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) shoots against Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)ORLANDO, Florida — The Orlando Magic ended one streak and stretched another.The Magic snapped a 13-game losing streak to Charlotte, routing the Hornets 127-89 on Thursday night behind 21 points from reserve Terrence Ross.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Campbell Hall stunned at the end

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week RIO HONDO LEAGUE La Canada 25, South Pasadena 14: Lavelle Peterson rushed for 113 yards on 15 carries and scored twice for in the Spartans’ (5-1, 1-0) victory over host South Pasadena (1-5, 0-1). Peterson scored in the first and third quarters on runs of 36 and 42 yards. La Canada used a ball-control offense to grind out yardage, overcoming 158 yards in penalties. _ Steve Collins HIGH DESERT LEAGUE Joe Villa hit Taylor Redmond in the corner of the end zone with 49.6 seconds to play, and Whittier Christian High of La Habra stunned Campbell Hall of North Hollywood 20-19 Friday night in a showdown of unbeaten Delphic League teams at Whittier College. Redmond’s 17-yard reception saved the Heralds (5-0), who rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit in the league opener. Campbell Hall (5-1), No. 3 in the Daily News’ Small Schools rankings and No. 1 in Southern Section Div. XIII, had surrendered only 19 points in its previous five games. The Vikings had taken the lead with 1:54 left on Elliott Battle’s 20-yard touchdown run. Battle had provided Campbell Hall good field position with a long kickoff return to the Herald 44. Whittier Christian, ranked fifth in Div. XIII, was limited to 27 yards offense in the first half, but Esteban Camarillo scored the first points against the Vikings in 11-plus quarters, a 31-yard touchdown run in the third. He added a 3-yard scoring run midway through the fourth quarter, and Zack Metzner’s conversion kick gave the hosts a 14-13 lead., _ Richard Montez center_img Bishop 33, Mojave 12: Eigth-ranked Mojave (2-3) hoped to begin a title defense against its league rival, but Bishop (5-1) rolled behind quarterback Garrett Carr in the High Desert opener. Carr completed only three passes, but one was an 87-yarder to Zach Riesche to break a 6-6 tie midway through the second quarter. The game was called with 12 seconds left when Mojave’s Steve Moe was taken to the hospital after a severe hit. _ Ric Rivas !dtpostTRI-VALLEY LEAGUE Oaks Christian 56, Fillmore 13: Jimmy Clausen threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns as visiting Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (5-0, 2-0) won its 23rd consecutive game, routing Fillmore (4-2, 2-1). Marc Tyler rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries. _ Bob Timmermann Carpinteria 9, Oak Park 7: Oak Park (2-3) scored with 4:20 left but could not overcome three field goals by Carpinteria’s Joel Vasquez in a league opener. Oak Park scored on Doug Deakin’s 40-yard pass to Matt Alexander. _ Mike Johnson SANTA FE LEAGUE Salesian 20, St. Genevieve 16: Tim Quijada led Salesian of Los Angeles (3-3) in the league opener, carrying 24 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns. St. Genevieve of Panorama City reached the Salesian 20, but time ran out. _Charlie Peters NONLEAGUE Malibu 34, Capistrano Valley 7:Senior running back Miles Edman rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns to lead Malibu (3-3) to a home victory. _ Robert Spuhler 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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