No Wendell, no Fultz, no problem, right? Turns out that the answer to that question on Friday night was ‘yes’, the Magic accounting for a similarly depleted Raptors outfit by a final score of 103-97.
A pair of quick three-point makes gave the Magic the early lead, with Chuma Okeke and Franz Wagner both connecting from deep on clean looks. Orlando’s silky rookie forward maintained that scoring pop, racing to a personal tally of 7 points as he converted a pair of evasive forays to the rim. Okeke and Jalen Suggs were similarly energized in the opening quarter, getting into the paint, attacking loose ball opportunities, and even hooking up on a highlight alley-oop.