MANILA, Philippines – The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to another heartbreaking loss, thanks to Evan Fournier who knocked in a buzzer-beater to seal the win for the Orlando Magic on Monday, November 5 (Tuesday, November 6, Manila time), at the Amway Center in Orlando.
With 1.8 ticks left on the clock, Aaron Gordon was initially supposed to inbound the ball to Terrence Ross at the right corner. But he passed it to an open Fournier, who nailed the game-winning jumper.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-partner=”tweetdeck”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Evan Fournier wins it for the <a href=”https://twitter.com/OrlandoMagic?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@OrlandoMagic</a> with the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TissotBuzzerBeater?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#TissotBuzzerBeater</a>! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThisIsYourTime?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#ThisIsYourTime</a> <a href=”https://t.co/afOfYfC6TP”>pic.twitter.com/afOfYfC6TP</a></p>— NBA (@NBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1059632656051306496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The Magic’s French hero completed his team’s 4th quarter comeback as the Cavaliers made two crucial turnovers that cut their lead.
Gordon flirted with a double-double after recording 23 points and 9 boards to lead the Magic, while Fournier tallied 15 points, 5 assists, and 1 rebound.
Cleveland remains at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with a win and 9 losses in their first 10 games.
Six players from Cleveland posted double digits. George Hill led the team’s offense with 22 points, 6 assists, and 4 boards, while Tristan Thompson went 9-of-12 from the field to record a double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds.
JR Smith and Jordan Clarkson tallied 14 points apiece, while Cedi Osman and Rodney Hood had 11 points each. – Rappler.com