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    Orlando Magic Game thread: New York Knicks @ Orlando Magic 10/22/2021 7:00pm [Game #2]





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    Injury Report

    New York Knicks Orlando Magic
    Taj Gibson - Personal reasons (QUEST) Gary Harris - Right hamstring injury maintenance (OUT)
    Nerlens Noel - Sore left knee (OUT) E'Twaun Moore - Sprained knee (QUEST)
    Luka Samanic - Two way contract (OUT) Michael Carter-Williams - Left ankle surgery recovery (OUT)
    - Chuma Okeke -Right hip bone bruise (OUT)
    - Markelle Fultz -Left ACL tear (OUT)
    - Jonathan Isaac - Left ACL tear (OUT)


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    The Orlando Magic will look to continue their recent success in home openers when they face the New York Knicks on Friday at the Amway Center.

    The Magic are winners of four straight home openers and extending that streak could provide a confidence boost to a franchise that has dropped eight regular season games in a row.

    The Magic tipped off their new season on the road Wednesday in San Antonio and the result was a 123-97 loss to the Spurs, which followed seven consecutive defeats to end Orlando's 2020-21 campaign.

    Following a 21-51 showing last season that left the Magic a distant fifth place in the Southeast Division and 14th overall in the Eastern Conference, Orlando hired former Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley as their head coach in July.

    Mosley has been tasked with shaping a revamped Orlando roster featuring some key trade acquisitions -- namely Wendell Carter Jr. as the part of the deal that sent All-Star center Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls in March -- as well as a pair of Top 10 picks from the 2021 NBA Draft in Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs and Michigan's Franz Wagner.

    "I really look at it as one game at a time, one practice at a time. We constantly talk about just the ability to get better day by day, doing the work, putting in the work," Mosley said. "So, as the games come up, we'll look at it as who we're playing and go from there. Prepare the best way we can for them and then go to that next game. But I think it's really a game-to-game, day-to-day basis on how we're trying to approach it."

    But Orlando started the season considerably undermanned.

    Forward Chuma Okeke and guards E'Twaun Moore and Gary Harris were sidelined with injuries against San Antonio. The Magic are also without Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz -- both continue to rehabilitate from significant knee injuries -- and veteran Michael Carter-Williams is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery.

    Suggs, who missed Orlando's final preseason game due to a non-COVID illness, joined Wagner and second-year player Cole Anthony (10 points) in Orlando's starting lineup Wednesday. Wagner had 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting, while Suggs went 3 for 14 from the floor and finished with 10 points.

    Mo Bamba topped Orlando with 18 points and four blocked shots and Carter, who agreed to a four-year contract extension prior to the start of the regular season, had 13 points and eight rebounds. Terrence Ross scored 15 points off the bench.

    The Knicks outlasted the visiting Boston Celtics 138-134 in double overtime on Wednesday. Julius Randle had a starring role in New York's memorable season opener with 35 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

    Former Magic standout Evan Fournier made six 3-pointers and tied his career high with 32 points, and he also became the first Knick to score 30 points while debuting with the team.

    "We've seen him (Fournier) do that, that's who he is," New York head coach Tom Thibodeau said after the Boston win. "I never worried about him making shots. To me, he's proven throughout his career that that's what he is."

    It was the Knicks debut for guard Kemba Walker, who scored 10 points and added eight rebounds. He grew up in the Bronx and felt the love in his homecoming.

    "So much was running through my mind," Walker said. "Just really couldn't believe it. Really just playing for the home team.

    "I'm really a kid from the Bronx, born and raised in this city. To put that jersey on for the first time, for the real regular season, and being announced, man ... it was definitely an amazing feeling."

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    Already up by 10, 26-16 with 3.06 left in the first quarter. Kemba is 3/3 from long distance, Robinson with 4 boards.

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    And just like that we made it a 20 point lead while the Magic are just awful on both ends

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    end of first, Knicks up 36-15. Fournier has 10, Walker 8.

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    Cole Anthony is just terrible, missed all of his attempts and he's the only starter that has yet to score but played the most minutes for Orlando

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    For a long time whenever I check who the Knicks are playing and see that they're playing against the Magic, especially in Orlando, a feeling of boredom comes over me.


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    Toppin might be my second favorite current Knick (Rose being my favorite). I loved that missed lob dunk that he turned into a surprising lay-up.


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    I'm gonna look at some other games soon. The Knicks have been dominating throughout the game.


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    Hopefully Rose has the rest of the night off so I can change the channel. This is complete destruction.


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    The baby has made it hard to post while watching the games, but really happy with what I?ve seen so far this season.

    Knicks set franchise record with 21 made 3-pointers so far tonight. Randle makes it 22 and counting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    The baby has made it hard to post while watching the games, but really happy with what I?ve seen so far this season.

    Knicks set franchise record with 21 made 3-pointers so far tonight. Randle makes it 22 and counting.
    Htr10 Congrats on the new baby, boy or girl? Didn’t catch the game live but 24/54 3s. Team record attempts and makes in 3s. Old school guys around here want the Knicks to play like the 90s team but I like this high scoring style of play just as long as Thibs has them playing D as well.

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    Thanks for the Game-Thread Rady .. I only caught the 4th quarter of the game.
    I knew this game was gonna be a easy win, but WOW!
    We had a 30 pt lead at halftime .. 65-35 ..
    And a 22 pt lead at the end of the 3rd Qtr.
    How come our rookie Grimes only receive 5 min?
    And rookie McBride only receive 3 min?
    And Knox only receive 4 min?
    And why was Randle on the court in the 4th Qtr.?
    This is why I blame head coach Thibs for 100% of the 1-4 postseason LOSS !!!
    Thibs will never change from running a small (6 to 8) man rotation, last year players had to get injured to show how much depth we had on the roster.

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    7 guys in double figures? 4 off the bench. They took care of business. Now beat ORL again and get ready for ATL

    Obi stuffed the stat sheet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Htr10 Congrats on the new baby, boy or girl? Didn’t catch the game live but 24/54 3s. Team record attempts and makes in 3s. Old school guys around here want the Knicks to play like the 90s team but I like this high scoring style of play just as long as Thibs has them playing D as well.
    I'm glad I missed the game .. Knicks took 88 FG shots, and 54 (of them) shots were 3's
    Yeah, I remember playing Horse !!!

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    Is anyone else happy with getting back to the classic theme at least on the warmup jackets? I was disappointed when they ditched the black from the logo and basically from the visual identity a decade ago and now i'm so thrilled to see the 90's look and feel back

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