Magic fall to Cavaliers 96-86 in Game 2

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-86 Monday night on the road in Game 2 of their opening round series.

The Magic are down 2-0 in this best-of-seven series as it heads to the Kia Center in Orlando for Games 3 and 4.


Orlando must win four of their next five games to advance in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Game 3 at the Kia Center is set for April 25 at 7:00.

Ice-cold shooting once again doomed the Magic. They shot 36.3% from the floor and 25.7% from three. Paolo Banchero scored a team-high 21 points and Franz Wagner added 18 points for the Magic.

Cleveland hit twelve threes in Monday’s win. Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 23 points in the win.

Jalen Suggs strained his left knee in the first half and left the game in tears, but returned in the second half and scored nine points for the Magic.

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