Paolo Banchero drops 32 points as Magic triumph over Pelicans 117-108

Magic’s Paolo Banchero Leads Team to Third Straight Win: A Closer Look at the NBA Games of the Week

Paolo Banchero led the Orlando Magic to a 117-108 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans with 32 points. Franz Wagner contributed 24 points, and Moritz Wagner added 18 points for the Magic. This win marks their third straight victory, putting them half a game ahead of the New York Knicks for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

On the other hand, CJ McCollum recorded 36 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, who have lost three of their last four games, dropping from fourth to sixth place in the Western Conference. During the game, Zion Williamson had a scary moment when Gary Harris unintentionally tripped him, causing Williamson to briefly leave the game. Despite returning to the game, Williamson spent most of the fourth quarter on the bench, playing only 29 minutes in total. Wendell Carter Jr. contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic.

New Orleans attempted a comeback, bringing the score to 112-106 with 35 seconds left, but Banchero’s dunk sealed the victory for Orlando. Three Pelicans players were ejected from the game: Herb Jones, Trey Murphy III, and Dyson Daniels made comments to officials that resulted in their removal from play. Banchero has now scored 30 or more points in a game ten times this season impressively securing

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