Buddy Hield Orlando Magic Highlights begins with unexpected news that Anthony Davis was a late game scratch due to a bruised right quad injury which he suffered in the previous game against the Boston Celtics. He was replaced by Terrence Jones who filled in quite nicely scoring 26 points while collecting 9 rebounds filling in for Anthony Davis. Both teams struggled to find their shot with Orlando outscoring 21-19 in the first quarter. The Magic never looked back despite several comebacks from the Pels in the 2nd half, holding on to win 89-82.
Buddy Hield played well in only 19 minutes of action tonight. But he was efficient, scoring 8 points off the bench while collecting 5 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists. The Pelicans were led by Jones and Langston Galloway (15) and remained close towards the end of the game. The Pelicans came back from 13 points down to pull within 1 point in the fourth quarter. They simply could not get over the hump and pull away from the Magic who were led by Serge Ibaka and Evan Fournier who both scored 16 points each. No other NBA team has been involved in as many games as the Pelicans where the difference in the last 3 minutes of the game is 5 points or less. The Pelicans have been in 7 games where they have simply lost in the final 180 seconds, unlike any other team in the league.
The Magic had 6 players in double figures in scoring while the Pelicans had only 3 players. The team played really well despite not having Davis in the lineup and it should be a foundation going forward upon the return of Davis and Jrue Holiday.
Buddy led both teams in assists and played solid defense against Evan Fournier. Similar to his last outing against Boston, Hield attempted only 7 shots and focused on being a more efficient player. With the return of Jrue Holiday, Buddy Hield should be able to score more effectively and be involved in more sets around Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans drop to 2-10 while the Magic improve to 5-7 for the season.
Watch Buddy Hield Orlando Magic Highlights below:-
BUDDY HIELD DRAINS 3 POINT SHOT (Q2)
BUDDY HIELD WITH A SWEET REVERSE LAYUP (Q4)
BUDDY HIELD WITH A TOUGH STEP BACK SHOT (Q4)