March 23, 2023

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Magic fall to Blazers despite Paolo Banchero, Franz Wagner combining for 50 points – The Denver Post

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Down two starters, the Orlando Magic came up short in Sunday’s matchup vs. the Blazers, falling to Portland 122-119 at Amway Center.

The duo of Paolo Banchero (26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists) and Franz Wagner (24 points and 6 assists) combined for 50 points in the loss, which continued Orlando’s streak of “win one, lose one” that dates to Feb. 5.

The Magic (27-38) were coming off a 117-106 Friday road win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Each Magic starter scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Damian Lillard’s 41 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Four other Portland players scored in double figures, including former Orlando Christian Prep star Nassir Little (11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists), who hit the go-ahead 3 to give Portland a 116-113 lead with…

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2023-03-05 19:04:43

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