NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Orlando|
(Sunday, March 2nd)
Final Score: Orlando 92, Philadelphia 81
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tobias Harris scored a career-high 31 points
and Nikola Vucevic posted an impressive double-double in the Orlando Magic's
92-81 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
Harris shot 11-of-20 from the field and made all nine of his free throws while
Vucevic finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds against his former team.
E'Twaun Moore netted eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to help
secure the win.
Thaddeus Young paced Philly with 29 points while Michael Carter-Williams
tallied 17 points, 11 boards and six assists in the Sixers' 14th straight
defeat. Henry Sims and Tony Wroten added 12 points apiece.
"I'm very pleased with their energy," said Philadelphia head coach Brett
Brown. "We poked ourselves in the eye with our turnovers. Some of it is just
frustration and forcing, some of it is the realities of the landscape where
we're all knew."
Harris and Carter-Williams both started 5-of-6 from the floor, scoring 13 and
12 points, respectively, in the first quarter. Byron Mullens' 3-pointer
highlighted a 7-0 Philly run late in the period, but Moore's floater put
Orlando on top, 28-27, after the opening frame.
"Tobias really carried us in the first half," said Vucevic. "He was the only
guy in double figures in the first half."
The Sixers went back in front on a Young triple four minutes into the second
period. Their lead hovered between two and nine until early in the fourth,
when Orlando jumped back in front with a 13-2 surge to open the quarter.
Maurice Harkless opened the frame with a 3-ball to tie the score at 69-apiece.
Moore scored four straight during the run, which Kyle O'Quinn capped with a
short jumper at 7:46.
The Sixers shot 0-for-8 from distance in the fourth, as the Magic led
comfortably down the stretch.
The Sixers have now lost six straight by double digits ... The Magic took the
season series, 3-1 ... Philly shot just 37.2 percent from the floor and 5-
of-24 from 3-point range. Orlando also struggled from the arc, connecting on
just 1-of-13 from deep.
03/02 23:18:10 ET