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Orlando Magic Suffer Another Key Injury in Loss to Denver Nuggets

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The Orlando Magic entered Friday’s night’s game against the Denver Nuggets not having Evan Fournier, Terrance Ross or Jonathan Isaac available and ended the game with Aaron Gordon suffering a concussion. Gordon’s third quarter concussion and the Magic giving up 53 bench points led the Denver Nuggets to a 103-89 victory over Orlando.

Gordon took a shoulder from Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris in the early part of the third quarter. Gordon continued to play, splitting the pair of free throws and hitting a three pointer, before exiting the game. Due to league rules, before Aaron can play again, he has to pass concussion protocol, and with the Magic playing the Hawks on Saturday night, he won’t be available. He finished the game with 14 points and three rebounds before he left the game.

“Yeah, it’s tough but everybody in the league has injuries and you know we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We gotta go out and get a “W” tomorrow night.” – Magic Coach Frank Vogel on Aaron Gordon’s injury

Kenneth Faried led the Nuggets with 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. While Faried did damage on the inside, Emmanuel Mudiay did his damage on the perimeter. He finished 8 for 16 from the floor with 18 points and he also had 5 rebounds and 5 assists in his 31 minutes off the bench.

“Great energy, great productivity, great efficiency. I thought Mailk [Beasley] was phenomenal tonight. I thought Kenneth Faried was great obviously, he goes out there and gets  you 20 [points] and 10 [rebounds]. Emmanuel [Mudiay] had a great game off the bench. And Trey Lyles struggled to make shots, but he made other plays for us. Anytime you outscore your opponent 53-16 off the bench, that is an unbelievable job by them.” -Nuggets Head Coach Mike Malone on his team’s bench play

Orlando was led by Nikola Vucevic and Jonathon Simmons who both scored 21 points. Vucevic also grabbed 17 rebounds in the game as well. The Magic shot 39.8% as a team and missed 16 of their 21 three point attempts in the game.

 

Points Of Interest:

  • Simmons scored 16 of his 21 in the opening half.
  • Denver’s Will Barton was the only starter to play over 26 minutes in the game as he played 43 minutes and scored 19 points on 8 for 16 shooting
  • Orlando’s bench shot 4 for 21 as a collective unit.

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

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