The Wagner brothers and the Magic top Hornets will end a 10-game skid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Moritz Wagner scored a season-high 26 points, his younger brother Franz added 19 points and seven assists, and the Orlando Magic beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-109 on Friday tonight to snap a 10-game losing streak.

Gary Harris added 18 points for the Magic (8-35), which hadn’t won since before Christmas.

Orlando also got a big boost from the bench of rookie Jalen Suggs, who scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting and had seven assists and six rebounds in his first game since fracturing his leg. inch on November 29. in the NBA Draft was a bit rusty at times, committing six turnovers in 22½ minutes.

“It feels good for these guys to be able to celebrate all the work we’ve done,” Magic coach Jamahl Mosley said. “…They’ve done a great job of staying the course and continuing to fight for each other.”

LaMelo Ball had 23 points and eight assists for the Hornets (23-20), who shot 12 of 42 from 3-point range. Miles Bridges added 20 points and Mason Plumlee had 10 points and 10 rebounds in a chippy game.


Despite the 10-game slippage, the Magic had been competitive with eight of those losses by 10 points or less.

They finally finished one.

Orlando trailed by three early in the fourth quarter, but capitalized on a cold-firing Hornets team to open the quarter on a 15-2 run. The Magic extended the lead to 13 with 2 minutes left, punctuated by Moritz Wagner’s dunk – and celebratory flex – on a wire from Cole Anthony.

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