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Fournier’s Clutch Jump Shot Helps the Magic to Second Straight Win

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Evan Fournier had a chance to redeem himself after missing a free throw to put the Magic ahead by a point with 13 seconds left in the game. Not only did he have the ball in his hands to win the game for a second time, but he made good on it as he hit a 24-foot jump shot over Cleveland’s Cedi Osman at the buzzer to give the Orlando Magic a 102-100 victory on Monday night.

“It’s my mentiality, especially when I’m missing shots like that. I wanted to redeem myself. Always have the next shot mentality.” – Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier on wanting the last shot

Fournier, who struggled most of the night from the floor, found his missing shooting stroke when the team needed it the most. After causing a turnover with less than two seconds left in the game, Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford drew up a play to give the Magic a chance to win.

“…I mean there was an option for T-Ross [Terrance Ross] and then Evan second, so they took Terrance away and I think also–I haven’t seen it–but I think Vuc set a good screen, but Aaron did a good job inbounding the ball, [that’s] difficult, so he had good poise and he made a good pass.”- Orlando Head Coach Steve Clifford on the final play of the game.

Aaron Gordon, who made the inbound pass, finished with a game-high 23 points and led the Orlando comeback after being down by nine points in the early part of the fourth quarter. He scored 16 points in the opening half as the Magic led by 11 at halftime.

But in the third quarter, Orlando couldn’t find the basket and they couldn’t stop Cleveland from scoring. Cleveland used a balanced effort to outscore the Magic by 20 points. The Cavaliers had five players score at least five points as they shot 60% from the floor in the quarter. During that same time, Orlando missed 18 of their 22 shots in the quarter.

George Hill led Cleveland with 22 points and Tristan Thompson had 18 points and 16 rebounds in the game.

Orlando continues their homestand as they take on Detroit Pistons Wednesday night at Amway Center at 7pm.

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Danny Thompson is a sports contributor for Florida National News. | info@floridanationalnews.

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