Orlando Magic small forward Evan Fournier admits he handled his Game 3 struggles against the Toronto Raptors “poorly.”
The Magic lost Game 3 and Fournier had a putrid game. The 26-year-old finished with just seven points and shot a woeful 1-of-12 from the field.
“Poor, obviously,” Fournier said when asked how he handled his bad Game 3, via Zach Oliver of the Orlando Pinstriped Post. “Had a rough night. I just need to let it go, kinda. Let go, kinda let the game come to me. When stuff happens, I have to make [plays]. [It’s] pretty simple, actually. I just have to do it. Obviously, I’m very frustrated and disappointed with my performance last night.”
The Magic are down 2-1 in the series. Game 4 is on Sunday, and Orlando has to win that game to stay alive in the series.
Through three games, Evan Fournier is averaging 11.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He’s shooting just 28.6 percent from the floor and 25.0 percent from the 3-point line.
For the Magic to win Game 4 at home, they are going to need Fournier to snap out of his shooting slump and play like the player he was during the regular season, during which he shot 43.8 percent overall and 34.0 percent from beyond the arc.