Game Recap: San Antonio 109 – Orlando 91
With Tony Parker sidelined with a sprained ankle, a rejuvenated Tim Duncan poured in 17 first half points to put the game out of reach early for the San Antonio Spurs who cruised past the Orlando Magic 109-91.
Leading by 18 at the half, the Spurs did what the Spurs do and presented a balanced approach which saw no starter playing more than 25 minutes and 11 total players playing double-digit minutes. Duncan and Marco Bellinelli led the Spurs in scoring with 19 points each.
While the Spurs easily adapted to missing their starting point guard, the Magic weren’t as successful at the feat. With Jameer Nelson sidelined with a sprained foot, Victor Oladipo took over the reigns running the team. Victor fared decently, scoring 15 points but the three-man starting guard formation of Oladipo/Moore/Afflalo combined for just seven assists.
Nik Vucevic struggled all night against the big San Antonio frontline and finished the game with just 12 points, 7 rebounds and 8 turnovers. Arron Afflalo led the team with 17 points.
The Magic fell to 6-10 on the year and will try to quickly put this embarrassment behind them. Orlando is back in action on Monday night in Washington D.C. to face off against the Wizards (televised nationally on NBATV). The Magic will hit the road for the next eight of nine games.