The Orlando Magic defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 114-105 on Friday night.
The Lakers struggled to stop the Magic in transition and allowed the Magic to score 17 fast break points. Orlando Magic rookie Victor Oladipo led the charge for the Magic with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Here are the three other takeaways from the Magic victory on Friday.
Tobias Harris has that 20/20 vision
Tobias Harris might of just played his best game as an NBA player. For the first time in his career, Harris had his first 20 point, 20 rebound game. Lakers rookie power forward Ryan Kelly struggled to guard the more athletic Harris throughout the game. Even more impressive was the fact that Kelly at 6-foot-11 struggled to keep the 6-foot-9 Harris off the boards, which is a testament to Harri’s athletic dominance over Kelly. Harris finished the game with 28 points and 20 rebounds.
A magical 3rd quarter
Coming out of the half, it looked like the Magic were on its way to another disastrous 3rd quarter. The Magic started the 3rd quarter with two missed shots and three turnovers, that saw the Magic’s first score of quarter come from Oladipo with 9:49 remaining in the quarter. However, from that point on, the Magic offense exploded and would score 38 points in the 3rd quarter, giving the Magic a nine point lead heading into the 4th quarter.
— Orlando Magic Daily (@OMagicDaily) January 25, 2014
Arron Afflalo rebounds from his poor performance on Wednesday
Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo has had a very good season for the Magic. However, on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks, Afflalo struggled mightily on offense as he finished with just six points. Afflalo put those struggles behind him against the Lakers on Friday as he scored 23 points and was one of the main factor in the Magic’s monster of a 3rd quarter.
Arron Afflalo in the third quarter: 12 points on 3-of-5 FGs.
— Evan Dunlap (@BQRMagic) January 25, 2014
The next game for the Magic will be against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. The Magic are very familiar with the Pelicans as they played twice during the preseason and once during the regular season. In the first match up of the regular season against the Pelicans, the Magic defeated the Pelicans 110-90 on Nov. 1 and will have to find a way stop Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis. Tip-off from New Orleans Arena is set for 6 p.m.