Magic losing skid reaches six after close one vs. Knicks

Magic forward Aaron Gordon passes around the Knicks' Elfrid Payton.

The Orlando Magic lost to the New York Knicks 91-84 on Monday in a game that honestly could have gone either way. That’s the NBA for you.

It is tough to win in the NBA and the Magic are realizing just how tough it is. The Magic played tough defense on the New York Knicks. Holding them to only 91 points on the night. However, the Magic did not do themselves any favors shooting only 34% from the field. A team will be hard-pressed to win any game, let alone an NBA game shooting that poorly. Coach Steve Clifford expressed his frustrations.

“We lost the game because we fouled. Three huge fouls, undisciplined fouls in the last three-and-a-half minutes of the game. That’s the story of the game and that’s without watching the film…The difference in the game was the free-throw shooting.”

The Magic look to right the ship in the next game. However, they have to minimize the mistakes they make in games. Undisciplined fouls and shooting horrible from the field won’t win many NBA games. The Magic know this and look to get back in the win column on Wednesday in Minnesota.

More from the Magic in NYC

  • Nikola Vucevic led the way for the Magic with 28 points. He also pulled down 14 rebounds.
  • Aaron Gordon scored 18 points, pulled down 17 rebounds, and dished out 9 assists.
  • Terrence Ross scored 19 points off of the bench
  • Next game: at Minnesota on Wednesday 1/20/21 at 8 pm Eastern.

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