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October 23, 2019- Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Orlando Magic

Cavaliers and Magic regular season game recap

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost against the Orlando Magic 85-94 away in Orlando, FL at the Amway Center during Wednesday evening’s face-off. Everyone was active for the Cavaliers. At the same time, The Magic had no inactive players for the game. With the defeat, the Cavaliers drop down to 0-1 in the regular season and to 0-1 versus the Magic in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love boasted 11 points in 35:57, shooting 4/9 (44.4%) from the field. Additionally, Love also got a powerful team-high 18 rebounds. Tristan Thompson recorded a team-high 16 points, shooting 8/11 (72.7%) from the field in 33:15. In addition to his points, Thompson also pulled down a skillful 11 rebounds. Darius Garland added 8 points in 31:32, albeit he had trouble with his shot, going 3/9 (33.3%) from the field. In addition, Garland also got a team-high 5 assists. Collin Sexton gained a team-high 16 points in 29:54, although he had trouble scoring, scoring 5/15 (33.3%) from the field. Another notable contribution was made by Larry Nance Jr. , who had 14 rebounds.

For the Magic, Nikola Vucevic gained a team-high 21 points in 34:13, scoring 8/16 (50.0%) from the field. In addition to points, Vucevic also got a notable team-high 10 rebounds. Markelle Fultz boasted 12 points in 23:26, going 6/12 (50.0%) from the field. In addition to his points, Fultz also made a team-high 6 assists. Additional pivotal performances were made by Jonathan Isaac (who got 8 rebounds),Evan Fournier (who gained 16 points and dished out 4 assists),D.J. Augustin (who got 5 assists), Al-Farouq Aminu (who managed to grab 7 rebounds), and Mo Bamba (who pulled down 7 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter started off as expected as the Cavaliers went 7/11 from the field and 2/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a major player in this reasonable start as he gained 7 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from three). In addition to his points, Osman also added 1 steal and added 1 rebound. Comparingly, the Magic also performed well in the beginning, scoring 7/12 from the field and 3/4 from three for a total of 17 points. Power Forward Aaron Gordon was an important contributor in this good start for the Magic as he scored 5 points on 2/5 shooting (1/2 from deep). Additionally, Gordon also grabbed 1 steal. Shooting Guard Evan Fournier was also a critical contributor in the beginning of the quarter, boasted 5 points while shooting 2/2 (1/1 from the three point mark).Fournier also made 1 assist and managed to grab 1 rebound in addition to points.

Despite the reasonable start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers faced difficulties shooting to round out the period, gaining 8 points while going 4/12 from the field and 0/3 from deep. The Magic also had trouble finishing up the period, adding 11 points on 4/9 shooting (0/2 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Magic by 4 points (24-28). Aaron Gordon was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 7 points.

2nd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, scoring 2/10 from the field and 0/5 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 4 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was included in those who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from deep for no points. Larry Nance Jr. recorded 2 points and pulled down 1 rebound. Matthew Dellavedova recorded 2 points. Conversely, the Magic had little trouble at the start of the period, shooting 6/13 from the field and 3/7 from deep for a total of 16 points. Terrence Ross was a crucial player in this decent start for the Magic as he scored 5 points on 2/5 shooting (1/3 from three). Ross also grabbed 2 steals and had 1 rebound in addition to points.

Following the sluggish start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to wrap up the quarter, boasting 13 points while going 3/10 from the field and 2/4 from three. The Magic also had trouble finishing up the period, recording 11 points on 4/9 shooting (1/5 from three). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Magic by 14 points (41-55). Evan Fournier was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 7 points. On the Cavaliers, Jordan Clarkson scored 5 points.

3rd Quarter

Down by 14, the Cavaliers were persistent as they went 5/9 from the field and 1/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Center Tristan Thompson was a major contributor in this good start as he gained 6 points on 3/4 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Thompson also had 1 assist, got 1 block, and added 2 rebounds in addition to his points. Point Guard Collin Sexton had 5 points and had 1 assist. Likewise, the Magic also had no issues at the start of the quarter, scoring 5/11 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for a total of 10 points. Center Nikola Vucevic was a prime contributor in this decent start for the Magic as he recorded 6 points on 3/5 shooting (0/1 from three). Vucevic also got 1 assist, swiped 1 steal, and managed to grab 2 rebounds in addition to his points.

Despite the reasonable start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to wrap up the quarter, scoring 10 points while going 4/12 from the field and 1/5 from three. The Magic also struggled while finishing up the period, boasting 6 points on 3/12 shooting (0/5 from three). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Magic by 6 points (65-71). Tristan Thompson was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Magic, Nikola Vucevic scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter started off with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, scoring 3/12 from the field and 0/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 6 points. Shooting Guard Darius Garland was one player who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from three for no points. Power Forward Kevin Love gained 2 points and had 1 rebound. Center Tristan Thompson had 2 points and got 3 rebounds. Larry Nance Jr. recorded 2 points, pulled off 1 block, and added 1 rebound. At the same time, the Magic had little trouble in the first half of the quarter, making 5/10 from the field and 2/3 from deep for a total of 14 points. Terrence Ross was a critical player in this reasonable start for the Magic as he had 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from three).

After the dismal start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to finish the quarter, adding 14 points while going 5/12 from the field and 3/8 from deep. The Magic also struggled while closing out the period, boasting 9 points on 3/10 shooting (0/3 from deep). The Cavaliers lost to the Magic 85-94. Nikola Vucevic was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 6 points.

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