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January 06, 2021- Cleveland Cavaliers overtopped by Orlando Magic

Cavaliers and Magic regular season game recap

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost against the Orlando Magic 94-105 away at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL during Wednesday evening’s match. Darius Garland was out for the Cavaliers. Simultaneously, Inactive players for the Magic included Evan Fournier. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 4-4 in the regular season and to 0-2 versus the Magic in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman got 4 points, albeit he had trouble making shots, going 1/12 (8.3%) from the field in 32:53. Osman also dished a team-high 7 assists, added 5 rebounds, and had 3 steals. Andre Drummond recorded 19 points in 26:18, shooting 9/16 (56.2%) from the field. Additionally, Drummond also had an elegant team-high 15 rebounds. Collin Sexton boasted a team-high 21 points, scoring 8/20 (40.0%) from the field and 3/7 (42.9%) from deep in 35:00. Additionally, Sexton also dished 4 assists. Additional vital efforts were achieved by JaVale McGee (who pulled down 5 rebounds), Lamar Stevens (who added 6 rebounds), and Thon Maker (who grabbed 6 rebounds).

For the Magic, Nikola Vucevic had 16 points, although he struggled scoring, going 7/18 (38.9%) from the field in 34:08. In addition to his points, Vucevic also grabbed 7 rebounds and dished a team-high 6 assists. Khem Birch added 6 points in 24:55, scoring 3/4 (75.0%) from the field. Additionally, Birch also pulled down a valuable team-high 10 rebounds. Terrence Ross got a team-high 20 points, shooting 6/9 (66.7%) from the field and 5/6 (83.3%) from three in 21:44. Additional key contributors were Aaron Gordon (who boasted 15 points and pulled down 8 rebounds) and Dwayne Bacon (who got 19 points).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter launched unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 5/11 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Center Andre Drummond was a valuable contributor in this principled start as he had 6 points on 3/6 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Furthermore, Drummond also had 5 rebounds. Point Guard Collin Sexton was also a valuable player in the beginning of the quarter, had 6 points while shooting 2/4 (0/0 from three).On the other hand, the Magic had trouble at the start of the period, making 2/10 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark for a total of 7 points. Power Forward Aaron Gordon was one player on the Magic who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from three for 1 points. Shooting Guard Dwayne Bacon gained 3 points. Point Guard Markelle Fultz had 3 points and got 1 steal.

Despite the sound start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to round off the period, scoring 10 points while going 3/10 from the field and 0/5 from three. The Magic also struggled while closing out the period, recording 8 points on 4/9 shooting (0/3 from deep). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers leading by 8 points (23-15). Andre Drummond was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Magic, Cole Anthony scored 4 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, going 3/10 from the field and 1/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Point Guard Collin Sexton was among those who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Shooting Guard Isaac Okoro had 4 points. In comparison, the Magic had little trouble at the start of the quarter, shooting 8/10 from the field and 3/4 from deep for a total of 21 points. Terrence Ross was a vital contributor in this exceptional start for the Magic as he scored 11 points on 3/3 shooting (3/3 from the three point mark). Ross also got 1 rebound in addition to his points.

Despite the sluggish start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers polished up their shooting to round off the quarter, gaining 13 points while going 6/12 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark. The Magic also faced no issues while closing up the period, recording 15 points on 7/11 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 6 points (45-51). Nikola Vucevic was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Isaac Okoro scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, shooting 4/9 from the field and 1/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Point Guard Collin Sexton was among those who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Center Andre Drummond had 4 points and got 3 rebounds. On the other hand, the Magic had no issues at the start of the period, scoring 6/11 from the field and 4/7 from deep for a total of 18 points. Shooting Guard Dwayne Bacon was a prime contributor in this principled start for the Magic as he recorded 8 points on 3/4 shooting (2/2 from deep). Power Forward Aaron Gordon scored 7 points, added 1 assist, added 1 steal, and managed to grab 2 rebounds.

Following the substandard start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the poor shooting effort to wrap up the period, recording 10 points while going 5/12 from the field and 0/5 from the three point mark. The Magic also had problems finishing up the period, recording 14 points on 5/12 shooting (3/6 from three). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 19 points (64-83). Dwayne Bacon was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 5 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 4th Quarter, recording 4/11 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Center Andre Drummond was one of the players who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 2/5 from the field and 0/0 from three for 5 points. Center Andre Drummond got 5 points, got 1 steal, and had 4 rebounds. Likewise, the Magic also struggled at the start of the quarter, shooting 4/9 from the field and 1/4 from three for a total of 11 points. Small Forward Gary Clark was one of the players on the Magic who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Small Forward Gary Clark got 3 points and grabbed 1 rebound.

Despite the dismal start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers shot much better to round off the period, recording 18 points while going 6/10 from the field and 0/0 from three. The Magic, simultaneously, struggled while finishing up the period, recording 11 points on 4/9 shooting (1/3 from three). The Cavaliers were defeated by the Magic 94-105. Lamar Stevens was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Magic, Cole Anthony scored 4 points.

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