Pelicans vs. Magic: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans vs. Magic: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Pelicans vs. Magic: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The New Orleans Pelicans (12-21) play against the Orlando Magic (26-26) at Amway Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Thursday December 23, 2021

New Orleans Pelicans 110, Orlando Magic 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Willy Hernangomez @willyhg94
Great team effort! Great team W!! Let’s keep fighting 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 Go Pels!! @New Orleans Pelicans #WH12:52 AM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Thanks to a 110-104 win over the Magic, the Pelicans have won nine of their last 14 games.
To put New Orleans’ turnaround in greater perspective, only the Suns, Cavaliers, Warriors, Grizzlies, Bucks & Jazz have registered more victories since November 24. https://t.co/E4qweCbLii pic.twitter.com/e8MnvprqRd12:03 AM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
A week ago, the Pelicans’ only “clutch” wins were thanks to Devonte’ Graham’s game-winners. Now they’ve gotten two more, neither of which required miracle last-second shots.
“We’re growing,” Graham said. nola.com/sports/pelican…11:07 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Mildly interesting — Brandon Ingram PPG in the last 3 seasons:
23.8 in 2019-20
23.8 in 2020-21
23.8 in 2021-22 pic.twitter.com/maS7rKaKdq11:04 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Josh Hart on his 4/5 three-point shooting at Orl (his first game with 4-plus treys since Feb. of last season): “A lot of (defenders) are playing me as a driver. The biggest thing for me is to take open shots. Sometimes I turn down good shots, because I want to get a great shot.” – 11:00 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Josh Hart postgame with @ESPNRadioNOLA on the theme of #Pelicans 4-game win streak: “It’s just tough, gritty basketball, handling adversity. Teams go on runs, and we’re able to execute and stop them. That’s something we didn’t do early (in the season).” – 10:55 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram lead the New Orleans Pelicans to their 4th straight win
https://t.co/WeNJD9gXPI pic.twitter.com/VfkbThauB410:40 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Devonte’ Graham on #Pelicans turnaround (started 1-12, but are 11-9 since): “The biggest thing is confidence throughout the team. That has a lot to do with Coach Green, just not getting down on guys. A lot of coaches would’ve started panicking… He just kept building us up.” – 10:34 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter on 4-7 FGM. His 10 points marked a season-high for points in any quarter. The last time Bogdanovic notched 10+ in a fourth quarter was 4/2/21 at New Orleans. – 10:18 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
A cool 31 for B.I. 😎👏
#WBD | @Gatorade pic.twitter.com/CLj3NoF7hs10:02 PM

Robin Lopez @rolopez42
My 2 month Truce-a-versary with @STUFFMagic resulted in the best Christmas present I have ever received from a BFF cc: @bennythebull @BucksBango (probably the best @Giannis Antetokounmpo variant too) Thank you Stuff!!! pic.twitter.com/fl9PxIgEPC9:56 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Cole Anthony tonight:
22 PTS
11 AST*
5 REB
11 assists tied a career high pic.twitter.com/nVc8LE57yv9:49 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Another dub for the Pels, another dub for you 😎🏀
Enjoy $10 off your @MichelobULTRA order when you use code PELICANS10 on https://t.co/UTkDgEDlk8 pic.twitter.com/pKSgFa6Izo9:47 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Final stats from Orlando
@Brandon Ingram 31pts, 6reb, 4ast
@Josh Hart 22pts, 5reb, 5ast
@Devonte Graham 20pts, 5reb, 6st
@Willy Hernangomez 3pts, 16reb
#Pelicans |@FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/WMtEulppkX9:41 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans win fourth straight, holding off a fourth-quarter Magic push to post 110-104 road win. Brandon Ingram 31 pts, Josh Hart 22, Devonte’ Graham 20 pts, with all three helping to seal outcome late. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/dZj9LA5hM3 pic.twitter.com/GfxpnWgbad9:37 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
FINAL BOX: New Orleans 110, Orlando 104 pic.twitter.com/YZasoYTqgY9:37 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
FINAL: Pelicans 110, Magic 104.
Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr. returned from their injuries, but Orlando didn’t pull off the third consecutive win: orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando…9:35 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (12/23 at ORL):
Willie Green
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart – 9:33 PM
Terrence Ross @TerrenceRoss
Using VOIP For The First Time… (Escape From Tarkov) youtu.be/hJp9n0hshtY via @YouTube9:32 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Pels 110, Magic 104
– Ingram: 31p, 6r, 4a
– Hart: 22p, 5r, 5a
– Graham: 20p, 6a, 5r
– Willy: 3p, 16r, 1/11 FG (one rebound shy of career high)
Pels: 43.0 FG%, 13/30 3P, 23/26 FT
Magic: 43.2 FG%, 9/32 3P, 19/21 FT
The Pelicans improve to 12-21*. – 9:31 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Final: Pelicans 110, Magic 104
Cole Anthony returns with 22 pts, 11 asts
Gary Harris season-high 22 pts
Franz Wagner – 20 pts & 5 rebs
Wendell Carter Jr. returns with 17 pts & 12 rebs – 9:31 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Things got uncomfortably close in the second half, but the Pelicans made enough plays to hang on and beat the Magic 110-104.
Hello four-game winning streak, you beautiful rare bird. pic.twitter.com/fY8AqYuh2Z9:30 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
That’s four 😎
#Pelicans | @HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/FKDOS9Ez0x9:29 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Brandon Ingram is too smooth 😤
pic.twitter.com/EWNKAXt6R69:28 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 110, Magic 104
New Orleans (12-21) wins its fourth straight game.
Brandon Ingram scored 31. Josh Hart had 22. – 9:28 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Pelicans 110, Magic 104
Ingram 31 pts & 6 rebs
Hart 22 pts, 5 rebs & 5 assts
Graham 20 pts & 6 assts
Pels pick up their 4th straight win despite having a depleted bench. They improve to 12-21, 9-5 over the last 14 games. – 9:27 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
The Pelicans have won four straight games.
It seems Santa received all of y’all’s letters. – 9:27 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Pelicans are on a 4-game winning streak and have won 9 of their last 14 games.
It’s their first 4-game winning streak since Feb. 3-9 of last season (Games 20-23).
Pels haven’t won 5 in a row since the March 2018. – 9:27 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
COOKIN
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/s5udNmFcTE9:20 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A couple of Josh Hart free throws extend the Pelicans lead to 106-99 with 25.2 seconds left pic.twitter.com/Ea43sPubwp9:20 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Those oh so clutch Pelicans. – 9:20 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Willy Hernangomez is 1-of-11 from the field tonight. Has to be one of the worst shooting games of his career. – 9:17 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Cole Anthony is in closer mode right now. – 9:17 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Herb Jones is really good. – 9:15 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
all around effort 👏
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/jg5fCRk4789:14 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Josh Hart is legitimately way closer to being an All-Star than an average player in the league this season. His stat line thus far tonight:
20 points
4 rebounds
5 assists
1 steal
4-5 3s
7-10 FGs – 9:14 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
BIG buckets from Josh Hart, sinking consecutive threes to turn 3-point lead into 9. Hart is 4/5 from deep, the first time he’s made more than two in a game this season – 9:14 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Back-to-back 3-pointers for Josh Hart to push the lead up to 9.
He’s got 20 points on 7-10 shooting. It’s his first time scoring 20+ in back-to-back games since his rookie season. – 9:13 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Josh Hart, SNIPER – 9:12 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jaxson Hayes has to stop reaching down/around/etc. His hands are way too horizontal on far too many possessions when guarding the ball.
And now he sits with his 6th foul in only 15 minutes of action. – 9:11 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jaxson Hayes fouls out in 15 minutes. Leaves with 2 points and 3 rebounds. – 9:10 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
There aren’t many things in life more inevitable than Josh Hart right-hand layups in transition. – 9:07 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Josh said see ya later 💨
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/VYj1NyJPVl9:07 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A Josh Hart defensive rebound followed by a coast-to-coast drive for a score is never going to get old. – 9:06 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
GTEMPPPPPPP 🤒
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/kORqR05yyz9:05 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Two big jumpers by Garrett Temple this quarter. That 3-pointer gives the Pelicans a 91-84 lead. – 9:04 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
SATO STEAL. SATO AND1.
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/VGU9s8YhpT8:59 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Tomas Satoransky has tied his season high with 9 points. You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him. – 8:59 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
SATO TAKEOVER … words I didn’t think I’d type this season but happy as hell to do so tonight.
Pelicans have needed a spark and Tomas is currently providing one. – 8:59 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Willy Hernangomez is approaching his career high in rebounds (17). Through 3Q, Hernangomez 15 boards, including 7 on the offensive end – 8:59 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
hit that ginobili with my left hand up like woo pic.twitter.com/VdmwR8mKNX8:58 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Cole Anthony through three quarters:
14 PTS
10 AST
5 REB
It marks his fifth double-double of the season 👏
@SASsoftware x #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/fnJfmX8P7W8:58 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 3RD QUARTER BOX: New Orleans 83, Orlando 78 pic.twitter.com/EK0ucz9T6y8:57 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 83, Magic 78
Ingram 29 pts (14 in 3rd)
Graham 13 pts
Hart 12 pts
Orlando came storming back after trailing by double digits most of the game. Pels will need to find some scoring outside of BI to hold on to this one. – 8:56 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“Sato gets the triple!” 🗣
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/aoAVX2v7oL8:55 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
12 more minutes to finish it up 💪 pic.twitter.com/nRYYqdW4hg8:55 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
End of 3Q: Pelicans 83, Magic 78.
Orlando’s nearly erased New Orleans’ 20-point lead from earlier in the game.
Franz Wagner had 17 of his 20 points in the 3Q. – 8:55 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Franz heating up you love to see it 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rf065wjMqK8:53 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Sato ➡️ Jaxson
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/ZCWMol2sx48:51 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
How did Trey Murphy manage THAT putback?? – 8:50 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Franz Wagner is good. – 8:48 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
The Magic are on a 25-8 run after Wendell Carter made those 2 free throws. Pelicans lead 73-70 with 3 minutes left in 3Q. – 8:46 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
25-8 run 👀 – 8:45 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Franz Wagner is just 33 games into his @NBA career. – 8:45 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
we’re having fun
are you having fun?? – 8:44 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
don’t know if we love the pass or the finish more tbh 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZpqcN1X46S8:44 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
the Magic have a pulse and Jamahl Mosley is here for it pic.twitter.com/MM5hYyic088:42 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
The Magic, who were once down by 20, cut the Pelicans’ lead to 7 after that Franz Wagner dunk in transition.
They weathered the storm that was Brandon Ingram’s jumper and are fully in this game,
Pelicans leads 73-66. – 8:41 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
a bucket 🤫
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/zHFs0q04To8:32 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
What’s the best gif you’ve got for how Brandon Ingram is playing right now? – 8:31 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram is 5-5 to start the second half. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/vEF93HxpyU8:31 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Per the food clause in the Pelicans media contract:
Brandon Ingram is cooking right now – 8:27 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Four straight midrange Js from Brandon Ingram to start the second half. Hit from 20, 17, 20 and 21 feet. Forced the Magic to call a timeout. – 8:27 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Three buckets in less than 1:30 out of halftime — Brandon Ingram is just feeling it, man. – 8:24 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Commence Brandon Ingram mid-range clinic – 8:24 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Brandon Ingram’s that dude.
Up to 21 points against the Magic after hitting three jumpers to open the 3Q. – 8:24 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram has looked so in control lately. – 8:24 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
What was the @Socios top moment of the first half? – 8:21 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Stats from the first half 📊:
@Brandon Ingram: 15 pts, 4 reb
@Josh Hart: 12 pts (4/4)
@Herb Jones: 8 pts, 5 reb
@Devonte Graham: 7 pts – 8:17 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
they had us in the first half ngl pic.twitter.com/x0eI81wJep8:09 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Halftime: Pelicans 55, Magic 43
Gary Harris leads Orlando with 15 pts
Brandon Ingram has 15 pts for New Orleans
ORL – 34.1% FG | 23.5% 3PT
NOP – 40% FG | 54.5% 3PT – 8:09 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Pelicans 55, Magic 43
Ingram 15 pts & 5 rebs
Hart 12 pts (4-5 FG)
Jones 8 pts & 5 rebs
Pels held Orlando to 34.1 percent shooting from the field, 4-17 on 3s. They’re playing with good effort despite being shorthanded on the bench. – 8:09 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
At halftime, the short-handed Pelicans lead the short-handed short-handed Magic 55-43. Brandon Ingram has 15 points. Josh Hart has 12 points. – 8:08 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Halftime: Pelicans 55, Magic 43.
Orlando ends first half on strong note after trailing by as many as 19 with three minutes left in the 2Q.
Gary Harris leading the way with 15 points. – 8:07 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Josh Hart is like a bowling ball in the fastbreak. – 8:05 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
I do not see the Kevin Durant comparisons with Brandon Ingram. I DO see the Tracy McGrady comparisons. – 8:04 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Herb Jones has a block in 11 straight games for the Pelicans.
That’s the second-longest streak in franchise history for consecutive games with a block for a rookie.
The only one longer is Anthony Davis who had a 13-game streak in 2012-13. – 8:04 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
B.I. straight to the basket 💪
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/DbKap5Vb0v8:02 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Josh Hart has cut the portion of his shot attempts that come from three-point range in half this season (he took 56% of his total FGs from beyond the arc in 2020-21, but it’s just 28% this season), but he’s 2/2 in 1H at Orlando. This is Hart’s first multi-trey game since Nov. 17 – 7:58 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic looking out of sorts on offense. Only have 31 points 3/4 of the way through the 2Q.
Shooting 28.6% from the field and 15.4% on 3s.
Pelicans lead 48-31 with 3:56 until halftime. – 7:57 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
this disjointed, sluggish Magic team is what I expected in Brooklyn and Atlanta. – 7:56 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Josh Hart entered tonight with a 60.8 FG% in December.
So far he’s 4-4 from the field tonight, including a couple from 3-point range.
It’s impossible to overstate just how good Hart’s been this season. National media needs to start picking up on it. – 7:56 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
DeVos Family Aims to Reduce Housing Insecurity by Donating to Habitat for Humanity
✍️ @Josh_Cohen_NBA
@nbacares
#MagicTogether
nba.com/magic/news/dev…7:54 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
interesting to see Cole Anthony off the ball here with Tim Frazier at the controls. We’ll probably see a bit more of that once Markelle Fultz comes back. Which seems like it could be soon. – 7:49 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Cole Anthony gets T’d up after pleading to the ref that he got fouled on his 3-point shot. – 7:46 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
pogue life 🤙🏼
welcome back home to the O pic.twitter.com/QLItnbjxJf7:43 PM

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
No idea what kind of close out that was from Jaxson Hayes? Carter made a nice play to show and go off the bounce, but Hayes took himself completely out of the play by releasing. Made it 5 v 4 – 7:41 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Impressive first quarter from the Pelicans. They lead the Magic 32-17 and there were contributions up and down the roster. Ingram began things with a charge. Devonte hit a couple of 3s. Herb had 8 PTS. Trey hit a 3 and Sato making solid decisions off the bench. #nice7:37 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
END OF 1ST QUARTER BOX: New Orleans 32, Orlando 17 pic.twitter.com/XTM7gK1sJB7:37 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
End of 1Q: Pelicans 32, Magic 17.
Orlando’s shooting 31.8% from the field, while New Orleans is shooting 50%.
Gary Harris: 8 points on 3-of-5 shooting. – 7:37 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Pelicans did exactly what they should have done in the first quarter. Run out the shorthanded team – 7:36 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Pelicans 32, Magic 17
Jones 8 pts & 3 rebs
Graham 6 pts (2-3 on 3s)
Ingram 5 pts & 3 rebs – 7:36 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jaxson Hayes and Gary Clark were DNPs recently but getting chance to play in 1Q due to other player absences. Seems like Trey Murphy might have a chance to up his minute count as well, comes in and swishes corner 3. Good energy from #Pelicans in 1Q, go up 15 – 7:35 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
THREEE BALLLL
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/nCzEhqcOM07:33 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
nice to see the Magic bench dap up Gary Clark there. – 7:33 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Gary Clark getting some 1st quarter minutes for the Pels. Willie Green digging deep into his bench with NAW and Naji out due to Health and Safety Protocols – 7:33 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Gary Clark minutes for New Orleans. It’s his second performance for the Pelicans.
Also means all 10 available Pels have seen action now here in the first quarter. – 7:32 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Franz Wagner gets hits a lot when driving to the basket.
He just had to get a cut on his right arm tended to because of blood. – 7:30 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Herb Jones will crush in the NBA’s foot-on-the-line 3-point shooting contest in February. – 7:29 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
New Orleans is playing without its second- and third-leading scorers, but Herbert Jones is off to one of his best offensive starts as a rookie, with 8 pts. He’s got a couple opportunistic layups and sank his trademark toe-on-the line jumper – 7:29 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Tobias Harris just tipped the ball into the Hawks’ basket, a new one for one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA.
The Sixers trail 26-13 to a team that lost to a very shorthanded Orlando at home last night. Plenty of boos. Good stuff all around. – 7:28 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
literal stocking-stuffer (Willy Hernangomez is wearing tights) pic.twitter.com/qFYvSXiQzM7:19 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Chuma Okeke with the rare 3 fouls in the first quarter (all in the first four minutes or so) for Orlando. – 7:18 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
quietly Gary Harris has gone from “one of the worst high-minute players in the NBA” to “decent starter” – 7:17 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Devonte’ starting where he left off 🔥
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Khobi Price @khobi_price
Okeke with 3 fouls through a little over 4 minutes.
Aleem Ford checking in for him. – 7:16 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
The @Orlando Magic have now made at least one three-point field goal in 1,162 consecutive games, dating all the way back to March 17, 2007.
It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the #NBA and also the fifth-longest streak in @NBAHistory.
#MagicTogether7:15 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Always a fan of good defense from Brandon Ingram – 7:12 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Wendell Carter Jr.-Cole Anthony inverted PnR 👀 – 7:11 PM
John Denton @JohnDenton555
Former @Orlando Magic PG and Puerto Rican basketball legend Carlos Arroyo is sitting courtside for tonight’s Magic vs. @New Orleans Pelicans game. – 7:08 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pretty cool to see @Marc Stein join @ImErinHartigan in the studio for tonight’s Pelicans-Magic broadcast on @BallySportsNO6:35 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS:
December 23 vs New Orleans
#MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/VPVQoYJgVe6:33 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Willy Hernangomez – 6:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
First five in Orlando 🖐️
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/R6p43YlvG26:30 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Feelin fine in Florida ☀️
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/iaKiLSXdEC6:25 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Almost time for some Pelicans basketball 😎 Make sure to download the Pelicans App to stay up to date with all the latest news!
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Christian Clark @cclark_13
The Pelicans say Naji Marshall has entered into the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Second player who’s done so today. – 6:03 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Naji Marshall (Health & Safety Protocols) is out for tonight’s game at Orlando – 6:02 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
McMillan said Cam Reddish gave the Hawks a punch on offense vs. the Magic, but could have given more defensively.
“He’s normally going to take the best offensive player at that 1, 2, 3 position, and I just felt Cam and our group could have given more defensively last night.” – 5:59 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
New Orleans’ Naji Marshall has entered Covid protocols, sources tell ESPN. – 5:59 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Get your Pelicans Pick N’ Roll predictions in before halftime for a shot at a $200 team shop gift card courtesy of @CaesarsRewards! 💰
Check it all out on the Pelicans app: https://t.co/2LbNOFOH9n pic.twitter.com/HsrctW2QvD5:59 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Cole Anthony, MIP?
19.9 PPG
6.1 RPG
5.6 APG
36.6 3P% on 7.6 attempts
He is 3rd in 4Q scoring this season, shooting 53/37/92%. pic.twitter.com/Xrf7VCEyiP5:54 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Post up points per game this season:
8.6 — Joel Embiid
8
7
6
5.1 — Nikola Jokic
4.5 — Jonas Valanciunas
The gap between Embiid and 2nd place is bigger than the gap between 2nd and 35th. pic.twitter.com/htqO39DPKT5:45 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Nate McMillan says he may make a change with the starting lineup tonight.
Hawks started a lineup of Delon Wright, Skylar Mays, Cam Reddish, John Collins and Gorgui Dieng vs. the Magic. – 5:35 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Willie Green said Nickeil Alexander-Walker is “feeling fine.” Third-year guard entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols earlier today. – 5:33 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Willie Green said Nickeil Alexander-Walker is “feeling fine” but is in health and safety protocols. #Pelicans are without both Valanciunas and NAW tonight at Orlando. They were the only New Orleans players to have appeared in all 32 games (Temple, Murphy next with 30) – 5:32 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
The Orlando Magic received positive player-availability news ahead of tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans: orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando…5:29 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Magic say Cole Anthony (sprained right ankle) and Wendell Carter Jr (lower right leg muscle strain) will both play and start tonight against New Orleans.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com5:27 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic’s starting lineup vs. Pelicans: Cole Anthony, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Chuma Okeke, Wendell Carter Jr.
There isn’t an establishes minutes restriction for Cole and Wendell, but Jamahl Mosley said their workloads will be monitored. – 5:23 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr. will play and start tonight, per Magic coach Jamahl Mosley. – 5:17 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Which #Pelicans player will most exceed his average in made three-pointers tonight at Orlando? @dsallerson picks Ingram (1.8); I take Temple (1.0); @ErinESummers selects Hart (0.8). Tonight is the first of eight Thursday games for NOLA. Fan pick from vote below. #ThursdayThrees5:17 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
’tis the season ❄️
#ULTRADrip x #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/c3Koyw5KeE5:16 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Magic say Wendell Carter Jr. (lower right leg muscle strain) will return tonight against New Orleans. This will be Carter’s first in-game action since leaving the Dec. 17 game against Miami in a wheelchair. – 5:16 PM
Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic get some help tonight as Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr. return to action against the @New Orleans Pelicans. – 5:14 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Cole Anthony (sprained right ankle) and Wendell Carter Jr. (lower right leg muscle strain) will both play tonight vs. New Orleans, the Magic announced. – 5:14 PM
Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
🚨 @Orlando Magic INJURY UPDATE:
Cole Anthony (sprained right ankle) and Wendell Carter Jr (lower right leg muscle strain) will both play tonight vs. New Orleans.
#MagicTogether5:13 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
R.J. Hampton is out of the NBA’s COVID-19 healthy and safety protocols.
He won’t be available tonight vs. the Pelicans as works on his conditioning. – 5:12 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
Wendell Carter Jr. and Cole Anthony are both available tonight vs. the Pelicans. – 5:10 PM
Khobi Price @khobi_price
📍Amway Center
A sight Magic fans will love to see: Wendell Carter Jr. and Markelle Fultz are getting shots up pregame.
Fultz, of course, is listed as out tonight vs. the Pelicans as he continues to work his way back from his torn left ACL.
Carter’s listed as questionable. pic.twitter.com/BWC7gxBFdK5:01 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
a cutout of @RJ Hampton and @Cole Anthony doing festive activities for the holidays
send us your best memes pic.twitter.com/Xk0dtc3rUx4:16 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Albert Wilson remained out today for personal reasons, but Flores said he will be available Monday at New Orleans. Lindsay (ankle) and Shaheen (knee) were limited for Dolphins. – 4:08 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
definitely adding these to our watchlist pic.twitter.com/YNv1aZc8t33:35 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Orlando Magic really shorthanded
🏀 NAW needs to another big game
🏀 No Jonas Valanciunas means Jaxson Hayes gets his chance
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/ZsTFjzPImi3:30 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
This money will go towards various charity projects across the state, thanks to @NM_LAMS! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7vPxiXm3042:13 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1986, the @Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson scored a career-high 46 points in a 127-117 win over the Kings.
Johnson, who attempted a career-high 36 field goals, also contributed 10 rebounds and nine assists. pic.twitter.com/E6pszLb2nN2:01 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Episode 4 of 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗱 takes you behind the scenes of the Pelicans-#JetLife collab, in the locker room after wins and following the guys during their work in the community pic.twitter.com/7MRY11kqMH2:00 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
NEW: Orlando Magic’s G League players making most of their opportunities in the NBA orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando…1:47 PM

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