Knicks Make the Magic Feel at Home in the Garden


Terrence Ross scored 22 points, Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the visiting Orlando Magic cruised past the Knicks, 115-89, on Sunday night.

Mo Bamba, a Harlem native playing his first N.B.A. game at Madison Square Garden, had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Evan Fournier added 12 points for the Magic, who have won two straight and four of five.

The Magic made a season-high 17 3-pointers on 42 attempts.

Orlando reeled off 10 straight points to start the game, capped by Vucevic’s turnaround jumper that forced the Knicks to call a timeout with 7 minutes 27 seconds left in the first quarter.

Enes Kanter of the Knicks notched his fifth straight double-double, with 16 points and 15 rebounds. He put the Knicks on the board with a tip-in layup, ending a string of eight straight misses, to make it 10-2. The Knicks managed just 10 points in the opening quarter.

The Magic closed the first quarter on a 20-8 run, highlighted by Jerian Grant’s 3 with 0.7 of a seconds left to give Orlando a 30-10 lead.

Orlando never looked back, leading by 34 points during the fourth quarter.

Kevin Knox had 17 points for the Knicks, who have lost two straight and four of five.

The Knicks were held to 33 percent shooting from the field and made just 4 of 27 from deep.


Magic forward Aaron Gordon was held out because of a sprained left ankle. Gordon was injured in the second half of Friday night’s victory over Washington. Jerrell Martin started at power forward in his place. … Orlando’s previous season high for 3-pointers made was 16, on Oct. 20 at Philadelphia. … Mitchell Robinson tied a Knicks rookie record with seven blocks, one below the franchise record. … The Knicks unveiled their City Edition uniform for Sunday night’s game. It features a blue-and-orange trim throughout the jersey and shorts, similar to the set the team wore during the 2015-16 season, paying homage to the 1952-61 Knicks uniform.

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