NBA wrap: Vucevic stars as Orlando Magic stuns 76ers

Nikola Vucevic torched Philadelphia with a game-high 28 points and 11 rebounds in the contest.

Orlando Magic centre Nikola Vucevic   -  Getty Images

The Magic took down the 76ers handily Monday. Orlando pulled away in the second half and claimed a 21-point, 119-98, win over Philadelphia.

Ben Simmons sat out for the 76ers with an illness, and the team just didn't look its best.

Nikola Vucevic torched Philadelphia 76ers with a game-high 28 points and 11 rebounds in the contest. Evan Fournier contributed 24 points in the victory.

 

Joel Embiid led the way for the 76ers, totaling 20 points and 10 rebounds on the night.

Ninth-seeded Orlando is jockeying to get into playoff position while Philadelphia sits firmly in third in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Studs of the Night

Devin Booker scored 59 points in the Suns' 125-92 loss to the Jazz.

 

Paul George's 30 points and 12 rebounds weren't enough for Oklahoma City Thunder, as it fell to Memphis Grizzlies, 115-103.

Dud of the Night

JJ Redick tallied eight points on 2-of-10 shooting in Philadelphia's loss.

Highlights

Deandre Ayton threw down a big dunk over Rudy Gobert.

 

Dennis Schroder dished a quick touch pass to George on the break for an emphatic finish

What's Next?

Rockets (47-27) at Bucks (55-19) 8 p.m. ET — The two front-runners for MVP, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo, are going head-to-head Tuesday. This matchup between Milwaukee and Houston could have a playoff feel to it.