Oladipo scores 32 points, Magic hold off Kings 119-114

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Victor Oladipo had 32 points, 10 assists and five steals and the Orlando Magic held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 119-114 on Friday night.

Channing Frye added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Elfrid Payton had 10 points and 12 assists to help the Magic snap a four-game losing streak. It was Oladipo’s second straight 30-point game.

The Magic led by as many as 18 before the Kings rallied down the stretch. Sacramento briefly took two one-point leads, but Orlando was able to preserve the victory with some clutch 3s by Frye and Tobias Harris.

Rudy Gay led the Kings with 39 points — his third 30-point game of the season. DeMarcus Cousins added 29 points and 12 rebounds. The Kings have lost four of their last five.

Orlando’s lead was whittled down to six at the start of the fourth quarter.

The Kings kept attacking and took their first lead — 100-99 — on Nik Stauskas’ 3-pointer by with 6:42 to play.

Orlando responded, scoring nine straight — punctuated by Harris’ banked 3-pointer — to go back up 108-100.

That cushion quickly dissipated, though. Harris’ 3-pointer was taken away by officials after a replay review during a timeout showed a shot clock violation. A 3-pointer by Sacramento’s Andre Miller and three-point play by Gay put the Kings back in front 106-105.

The Magic spurted again, getting Oladipo’s layup and Frye 3-pointer from the wing with the shot clock expiring to take a 110-106 lead.

It was 110-108 when Aaron Gordon ran into Omri Casspi on a 3-point attempt from the corner with 32.7 seconds left. He connected on all three free throws to put the Kings up back ahead by a point.

Coming out of a timeout, the Magic got Harris free in the corner, and he hit another 3 to make it 113-111.

The Kings got the ball underneath to Cousins, but his layup rolled off the side of the rim and was rebounded by Gordon.

Gay quickly cut it back to one with a 3 from the corner, but Harris connected on four straight free throws to close the game.


Kings: Finished with three fast break points. …Had 14 turnovers, leading to 22 Magic points.

Magic: Payton had 12 assists to tie his career high. …Orlando set season highs for points in the first half with 68 and first-half shooting percentage (65.9). … G Willie Green sat out with a sore right Achilles. Also out were G Luke Ridnour (strained right hamstring), Evan Fournier (sore right hip) and Devyn Marble (detached retina in left eye).


Kings: At Miami on Sunday night.

Magic: Hosts Boston on Sunday night.

This article was written by Kyle Hightower from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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