Fultz dominated in the game’s final minute and led the injury-decimated Orlando Magic over LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center, 119-118. “It’s what I’ve dreamed of, what I work every day for, for these big moments like this,” Fultz said. “It was good. It was fun. I’ve been in a couple close games recently. I learned from my mistakes, and it was fun to be out there down the stretch like that.”
But each time James made a play to cut the Lakers’ deficit, Fultz responded on the ensuing Magic trip down the floor. Fultz assisted on a 3-pointer by Nikola Vucevic, scored on a nifty reverse layup and, after James cut Orlando’s lead to one point, faked out James in the lane with a spin move and then made a bank shot. “I’ve been supportive of him ever since he was in high school (and) came through as a rookie in Philly, been supportive through his situation and still (am) to this day,” James said after the game. “I’m happy as hell for him.”