Gasol’s free throws completed a 14-point comeback in your fourth quarter as Memphis snapped a two-game shedding streak.
Troy Daniels done with 19 points for the short-handed Grizzlies, who dressed nine players as a consequence to injuries. Andrew Harrison had 11 points and eight assists.
Evan Fournier scored 28 points for the Magic, while Nikola Vucevic had 18 details and 11 rebounds. Barry Green scored 12 of his 14 points early on in the fourth as Orlando built a double-digit lead.
JaMychal Green’s rob from Payton was his second in the last quarter. Tony Allen also a new pair and disrupted the Orlando criminal offense after the Magic built the lead to 13 behind Green’s scoring.
Nevertheless Memphis finally came with your life at that point. The defense of Allen and the scoring of Gasol pulled Memphis within one on several occasions in the last four minutes.
Memphis still trailed 94-90 when JaMychal Green converted a three-pointer with 47 moments left. A three-point try out by Vucevic with about 24 seconds remaining rattled in the rim before emerging, setting the level for Gasol’s final free throws.
After Orlando taken a 50-49 lead into halftime, things got bad in the third one fourth, particularly for Memphis, which missed 10 of their first 12 shots. In times, the nine Grizzlies who dressed for the sport seemed to feel the impact of playing the second night of a back-to-back.
But Orlando could hardly take good thing about the frail Memphis play. The Magic linked on only five of the initial 12-15 shots in the one fourth. That prevented the Magic from extending the business lead beyond five points and they held a 68-65 lead after three sectors.
Magic: Payton, detailed as questionable with a right ankle sprain, emerged off the bench in the first quarter. Jodie Meeks remained out regaining from a right ft . injury.. Fournier linked on a three-pointer in the first quarter, making 757 straight games Orlando has made a shot from outside the arc. The last game without a three-pointer was March 13, 2007. Fournier hit all seven of his photographs in the first fifty percent before ending the night time 11-of-14, including 3-of-5 from outside the house the arc.
Grizzlies: The sport was the final one of your seven-game stretch against Far eastern Conference teams. Gasol a new steal in the second quarter and turned the ball backward over his head the duration of the court for an assist on Troy Williams’ breakaway dunk. Memphis has won nine direct home games against Orlando, florida. The Magic never have received at FedExForum since a 112-85 defeat on Feb. 23, 2008. Memphis is now 5-0 on the 2nd night of back-to-backs.
The Grizzlies continued to be short-handed based on accidental injuries and personal leave. Memphis dressed only nine players as it did in Wednesday night’s (Thursday, PHL time) loss in Barcelone. Among the injured: G Mike Conley, F Vince Carter, F James Ennis, F Chandler Parsons and F/C Brandan Wright. Likewise, F Zach Randolph is not with the team due to the fatality of his mother a week ago.