The Orlando Magic destroyed the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, winning by a final score of 118-88.
Tuesday was the Magic’s biggest road win since 2009 and just the sixth 30-point win at New Orleans by any opponent.
The @OrlandoMagic beat the Pelicans 118-88, their biggest road win since 2009 and just the sixth 30-point win at New Orleans by any opponent. #PureMagic
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— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 13, 2019
The Magic were led by none other than All-Star big man Nikola Vucevic, who racked up a double-double in 27 minutes by finishing with 25 points and 17 rebounds. He shot an efficient 10-of-18 from the field as well.
High-flyer Aaron Gordon and center Jonathan Isaac each scored 20 points, while small forward Evan Fournier notched 22. The Magic are now 26-32 on the season and 11-17 on the road.
Orlando is trying to make the playoffs this season for the first time since 2012. After Tuesday’s win in New Orleans, the team is in the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Pelicans are a hot mess right now. Anthony Davis wasn’t traded at the trade deadline, but he’s still playing for the franchise even though everyone knows he wants out.
The Magic took advantage of all of the drama going around New Orleans right now and fully dominated the Pelicans. It was a great game for Orlando and an utter embarrassment for the home team.
Let’s see if Orlando can keep this up and make a playoff push this season.