Orlando 113, Milwaukee 103, which was supposed to be an April yawner between two bad teams – sorry Bucks fans, you’re getting swept by the Heat in the first round, and every game will be decided by 10+ – was actually a thrilling game with a crazy finish that included three amazing stat lines. As you can see above, Tobias Harris made this 3-pointer in the waning seconds and was fouled. (Milwaukee actually led by five with the ball with :37 left.) A 4-point play for the win? No. He missed the free throw. The Magic prevailed in overtime, anyway.
If you’re into stats, John Henson of the Bucks, a rookie from North Carolina, scored 17 points, collected 25 rebounds and blocked seven shots in a game he’ll never forget. I’m not sure he’ll ever have a better stat line even if he spends 10 years in the pros.
Eclipsing Henson? Orlando teammates Tobias Harris and budding star Nikola Vucevic. Harris, a 20-year-old 3rd year pro, scored 30 points and took 19 rebounds. Vucevic, who the Magic got in the Dwight Howard deal, scored 30 points and collected 20 rebounds. From Elias:
the last time two NBA teammates had at least 30 points and 19 rebounds in the same game was Willis Reed (31 points, 21 rebounds) and Walt Bellamy (32 points, 22 rebounds) for the New York Knicks on March 15, 1967
So maybe the Magic will be decent next year? Harkless is playing well, and maybe with a healthy Big Baby and Afflalo and a good draft pick … 30 wins is possible?
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