ORLANDO, FLA -- Despite playing in the second game of a back to back, the Orlando Magic was the team with the energy tonight. Cleveland fell behind early, and were unable to find a rhythm the entire game. Orlando shot an impressive 48% from the field, and forced the Cavaliers into 11 turnovers. Injuries proved to be an issue for the Cavaliers tonight, as they were without Dellavedova and Nance Jr.
Collin Sexton was the only bright spot in tonight's shellacking, as he shot 7-16 from the field, scoring 23 points. The usual spark from the bench, Jordan Clarkson, only managed to score 15 points. Kevin Love only saw 24 minutes tonight, as he is slowly working his way back to being 100% healthy. Love scored only 10 points, pulling in 8 rebounds. Cleveland committed 15 turnovers, which in-turn took them out of this game.
Orlando high-flier Aaron Gordon led the Magic in scoring tonight, putting up 21 points on 7-16 shooting. Nikola Vucevic was a force in the paint, exposing the injury-riddled Cavaliers. Vucevic recorded a double-double, with 19 points and 11 boards.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to bounce back on Saturday evening, as they will square off in a road-matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. Tip-of is set for 8:30 PM ET, at the American Airlines Center.