On tonight’s game: I thought we played a good first, I thought we didn’t win any faceoffs in the second and spent more time in the D-zone. We had lots of chances. I was in here the other night and Fleury was real good the other night. I thought he was real good. We had some chances, hit some posts. I think Petan — I could be wrong, I haven’t seen the replay — I thought the net was empty there and Fleury made a great save. The bottom line is we’ve got to stick with it and just keep grinding. We had a chance on the power play at the end there and we didn’t execute on that. It’s disappointing but I’m always about the process and how hard guys play. We played way harder so I thought that was good. I thought Hyman was back, I thought Mikheyev really had a good step. That was positive for us.
On what needs to be changed on the penalty kill: We’ve got to keep it out. I didn’t think we were that bad tonight on it, to tell you the truth, but they got two on it so that’s not good enough. We’ve just got to keep working at it, we’ll spend more time at it. Maybe early in the year when we didn’t skate as much in the pregame skates, we should have spent more time doing it. We did that because we were trying to keep our guys fresher and the science part of it, but, in the end, you’ve got to execute on those things so that’s on me.
On how deflating it is to give up a goal immediately after tying the game: It’s disappointing, obviously. We turned the puck over and they came in and shot it in. I still thought we were resilient. We talked about it before the game, we have to show good mental toughness and just keep grinding every shift, shift after shift, whether it goes good or bad. We’ve been guilty of when it goes bad, when they score, we wilt. There’s no sense doing that, just keep playing. I’ve been around a long time, you’re in lots of situations where you don’t win for a while and you end up having a real good year. Just keep grinding.
FREDERIK ANDERSEN (33 SAVES)
On the team’s play tonight: The streak doesn’t really look too pretty, but I thought we made some steps in the right direction today. I definitely think we came ready to play and obviously a great hockey game, too. Fleury played really well down there and I think it could have gone either way. I thought we definitely had something to build on.
On how the team is processing the current stretch: We had a good talk yesterday to try and improve and I thought we answered pretty well today. It could have gone either way, I think. I got outplayed a little bit by Fleury down there. That happens. Again, I thought we had some good things to keep going.
ZACH HYMAN (1 GOAL)
On tonight’s game: I think there’s a lot of positives to take away from today. I think when you’re losing, it’s hard to stay the course but I think we played really well today. We had our chances when the game was on the line there. It was a tight game; we just couldn’t finish it. We need to be better on the PK, better on special teams there. It was good to get a powerplay goal. I think we took a big step today even though we lost. The next game is going to be really important for us but I think that we can build some confidence from this game moving forward.
On what the team can take away from tonight’s game: I think we didn’t quit. I think that we stuck with it. You go down 3-1, you can kind of pack it in, but I think we were strong throughout that third period and really pushed back. Fleury made a big save on [Petan] there, [Mikheyev] hit the crossbar. These aren’t excuses, this is just reality. They won the game but I think that we had a chance to win that game, we were in the game the whole way through and we didn’t quit so I think that’s really important and something to build off of moving forward.
JASON SPEZZA (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)
On if the team can take some positives out of tonight’s loss: Yeah, definitely a much better effort. It was good hockey game. We lost the special teams battle and that ends up being the game. It’s something to build off of but it’s frustrating. We need to get a win here; it doesn’t matter how it is. If it’s ugly, we’ve got to find a way to get a win.
On what the team needs to do moving forward: Just work. We can’t take a step back. We laid an egg of a game in Pittsburgh. A better effort tonight, but when you go through these losing streaks, it always seems like it’s harder to dig yourselves out of it, just like when you’re winning it’s easy to keep winning. We can’t take a step back next game. We’ve got to watch the tape and see what we can do better and keep moving forward.
JOHN TAVARES (20:05 TOI)
On tonight’s game: I thought we were right there. We had a great opportunity in the third and we just didn’t maximize it so we’ve just got to regroup and find a way to get it done.
On his third period hooking penalty: Yeah, I just got caught trying to lift his stick. Obviously, I’ve just got to try to be smarter and not get my stick caught up.
On Marc-Andre Fleury’s save late in the third period: It was obviously a great save and a great opportunity. We had some really good looks in the third and we’ve got to find a way to put those in. Give him credit, he made it tough and made some good saves.
On the team’s mindset at the moment: We want the results. We just want different results. We want to win. It’s obviously frustrating when you’re not getting them and I think we’ve talked about resolve and resiliency and trying to stay with it. It’s all we can do is continue to move forward and find ways to get better and get the job done when we have opportunities like this.
Jason Spezza put the Maple Leafs on the board at 7:26 of the third period and later had the primary assist on Zach Hyman’s third period goal. Spezza has goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in two consecutive games. All three of his goals in 2019-20 have been scored on the road. He has three points (1-2-3) in two games against Pacific Division opponents. Tonight’s game is his second multi-point performance of the season.
Zach Hyman scored Toronto’s second goal of the night on the power play at 12:47 of the third period. Hyman’s goal is his first of the season in four games played. In 2018-19, Hyman established a new single-season career-high for goals scored (21).
Ilya Mikheyev had the lone assist on Spezza’s third period goal. Mikheyev has six points (2-4-6) in 10 road games this season. He has three points (1-2-3) in four games against Pacific Division teams.
Tyson Barrie collected the secondary assist on Hyman’s third period goal. Barrie’s assist is his seventh of the season and second on the power play. The assist is his first point against a Western Conference opponent this season.
GAME #14 – TORONTO RAPTORS (9-4) vs. ORLANDO MAGIC (6-7) WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. (ET) – SCOTIABANK ARENA TV: TSN – RADIO: TSN 1050 TORONTO
RAPTORS NOTES • The Toronto Raptors look to extend their unbeaten streak at home Wednesday night when they welcome the Orlando Magic to Scotiabank Arena for the second time this season. The Raptors are one of four NBA teams to remain undefeated at home, joining Boston (5-0), Miami (5-0) and Philadelphia (4-0).
• Toronto has won seven of the last nine games vs. the Orlando, including the first meeting this season. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and Marc Gasol recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the last game against the Magic on Oct. 28.
• The Raptors set a franchise record with 40 assists on 50 made field goals Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. The previous record was 39 assists set Dec. 15, 1997 vs. Indiana. Marc Gasol led Toronto with a season-high nine assists Monday against the Hornets. Gasol has now registered five or more assists four times this season.
• Toronto outscored the Hornets 20-5 on the fast-break Monday night. Toronto is the only NBA team that has scored as many or more fast-break points than their opponent in every game they have played this season. The Raptors currently lead the NBA averaging 21.5 fast-break points through 13 games.
• The Raptors currently rank first in the NBA in opponent field goal percentage (.407). Toronto has held its opponent below 40 per cent shooting from the floor five times this season.
• OG Anunoby recorded a career-high 24 points (10-13 FG, 4-7 3PT) and five rebounds Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. Anunoby scored 20+ points for the sixth time in his career and second time this season. The Raptors are a perfect 6-0 all-time when Anunoby scores at least 20 points
. • The Raptors lead the NBA in three-point shooting percentage (.405) and rank third in total three-pointers made (192) – behind only Houston (221) and New Orleans (196). Toronto also rank second in the league – behind the Rockets (39.6%) – in percentage of points from three-point field goals (39.1%). The Raptors made a season-high 20 threes Monday against the Hornets – it marked just the fourth time in franchise history Toronto made 20+ three-pointers in a single game.
• Terence Davis II recorded career highs of 16 points and seven assists Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. Davis has scored in double figures in three of the last five games (Nov. 10-18), averaging 10.2 points during this span. He ranks third among rookies in +/- rating (+43) and fourth in three-point shooting percentage (.464).
• Pascal Siakam has scored 30+ points in five of his 13 games this season. He had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season after not reaching the 30-point mark in either of his first two NBA seasons. Siakam finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte.
• Fred VanVleet has had at least four more assists than turnovers in each of the last nine games (Oct. 30 – Nov. 18). During this span, VanVleet has totaled 74 assists compared to just 19 turnovers.
• Matt Thomas scored six points (2-4 3PT) Monday vs. Charlotte. Thomas currently ranks second in the NBA with a .565 (13-for-23) three-point shooting percentage. Thomas has made multiple threes in five games this season, including three times in his last four outings (Nov. 11-18).
F – OG ANUNOBY #3 MIN: 29.9 REB: 5.5 AST: 1.7 STL: 1.2 TO: 1.1 BLK: 1.1 PTS: 12.4
• Record career-best 24 points (10-13 FG, 4-7 3PT) and five rebounds in 27 minutes Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Has scored 10 or more points seven times, including two 20-point performances. • Ranks third in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.532); has made three or more threes four times.
F – PASCAL SIAKAM #43 MIN: 36.9 REB: 8.6 AST: 4.2 STL: 0.8 TO: 3.0 BLK: 0.6 PTS: 25.7
• Finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Has recorded five games of 30+ points; had five 30-point performances in 80 games played last season. • Ranked 10th in the NBA in scoring (25.7) and fourth in minutes per game (36.9).
C – MARC GASOL #33 MIN: 28.1 REB: 6.9 AST: 3.0 STL: 0.3 TO: 1.7 BLK: 0.8 PTS: 6.5
• Contributed five points, eight rebounds and a team-high nine assists in 29 minutes Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Reached 12,000 career points in the NBA Nov. 16 at Dallas. • Has collected 10+ rebounds three times, including a season-high 12 rebounds Nov. 2 at Milwaukee.
• Recorded 17 points and a career–high six assists in 25 minutes Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 29.6 minutes in five games as a starter. • Has scored in double figures in five of the last six games (Nov. 8-18); averaging 15.3 points during this stretch.
G – FRED VANVLEET #23 MIN: 37.9 REB: 4.2 AST: 7.6 STL: 1.8 TO: 2.4 BLK: 0.2 PTS: 17.2
• Recorded 11 points, eight assists, four rebounds and tied a career high with four steals Nov. 18 vs. Charlotte. • Has recorded at least five assists in all 13 games this season – the longest streak of his career. • Tied for seventh in the NBA in assists (7.6) and second in minutes per game (37.9).
INJURY REPORT Serge Ibaka (Right ankle sprain) – Out. Stanley Johnson (Left groin stress reaction) – Out. Kyle Lowry (Distal phalanx fracture – left thumb) – Out. Patrick McCaw (Left knee surgery) – Out .
LAST TIME VS. ORLANDO
GAME 4 – OCT., 2019 TORONTO 104, ORLANDO 95 TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors withstood a late rally to beat the Magic 104-95 for their third win in four games to start the year … Marc Gasol had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 14 and OG Anunoby added 12 as the Raptors won for the 10th time in 15 regular-season meetings with Orlando … Jonathan Isaac scored a career-high 24 points, Evan Fournier had 18 and Markelle Fultz 13 for the Magic, who have lost two straight … Isaac and Fultz combined to shoot 13 for 21, but the rest of the Magic went 21 for 68 … Orlando center Nikola Vucevic finished 1 for 13 and scored five points in 25 minutes … He did not play in the fourth … The Magic trailed 81-67 after VanVleet’s three-point play to begin the final quarter, but Terrence Ross’ 3-pointer with 4:18 to play capped a 13-0 run that gave Orlando an 89-87 lead, its first since being up 9-7 … After a timeout, Siakam halted the run with a three-point play … Fultz replied with a reverse layup but Lowry hit a 3, then made a pair of free throws to put Toronto ahead 95-91 with 2:35 to go … Lowry was later fouled on a 3-point attempt and made all three at the line.
Orlando Magic (6-7) vs. Toronto Raptors (9-4) Game #14 – Road Game #5 Scotiabank Arena – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. ET .
MAGIC PROBABLE STARTERS:
Position # Player Ht. Wt. Comments
Forward 1 Jonathan Isaac 6-10 210 2019-20: 12.1 ppg., 6.5 rpg., 1.6 apg., 2.82 blkpg., 1.27 stlpg.
Led (or tied) the team in scoring once…Scored in double figures eight times and 20+ points twice, including a career-high 24 points on Oct. 28 @ Toronto…Had two double-doubles.
Led (or tied) the team in scoring twice, in rebounding once and in assists twice…Scored in double figures 11 times and 20+ points twice, including a season-high 23 points on Nov. 6 @ Dallas…Had two doubledoubles.
Center 9 Nikola Vučević 7-0 260 2019-20: 18.2 ppg., 12.1 rpg., 3.4 apg., 1.08 blkpg.
Led (or tied) the team in scoring six times, in rebounding 11 times and in assists three times…Scored in double figures 12 times, 20+ points six times and 30+ points once, including a season-high 30 points on Nov. 17 vs. Washington…Had teamhigh ten double-doubles.
Led (or tied) the team in assists four times…Scored in double figures seven times, including a career-high 19 points on Nov. 17 vs. Washington.
Nov. 20 @ Toronto: Orlando is 39-47 all-time vs. Toronto (21-19 at home, 18-26 on the road, 0-1 at London) during regular season action, including 0-1 this season (see recap below)…The teams split 2-2 last season…The Magic are 5-5 in postseason play against the Raptors (4-1 in 2008 First Round; 1-4 in 2019 First Round)…The Magic have lost10 of the last 15 regular season meetings with the Raptors and 20 of the last 26 overall…Orlando has lost ten of the last 13 meetings at home (including one at London) and 11 of the last 13 at Toronto…D.J. Augustin appeared in10 games with Toronto during the 2013-14 season…Khem Birch is a native of Montreal and is a member of the Canadian Men’s National Team…Terrence Ross was originally selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by Toronto and spent his first four-plus NBA seasons (2012-17, 363 games) with the Raptors before being traded to Orlando on Feb. 14, 2017…President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman spent four seasons (2013-17) with Toronto, including his final season as General Manager in 2016-17…Assistant Coach Tyrone Corbin played in 15 games with the Raptors during his final NBA season in 2000-01…For last season’s stats vs. Toronto, see p. 312 of the media guide…
Oct. 28 @ Toronto – Raptors 104, Magic 95: Kyle Lowry led five Raptors in double figures with 26 points, as Toronto defeated Orlando, 104-95, at Scotiabank Arena. Pascal Siakam tallied 24 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, while Fred VanVleet added 14 points. Jonathan Isaac led the Magic with a career-high 24 points, while Evan Fournier netted 18 points. Both teams struggled shooting from the floor – Toronto shot 38.8 percent, while Orlando shot 38.2 percent. Toronto led 31-22 after the first quarter and by as many as 14 points. The Magic would not give up and fought back during the fourth quarter. Terrence Ross nailed a three-pointer with 4:18 left in the game, capping off a 13-0 run and giving Orlando an 89-87 lead. However, the Raptors would respond later with a 10-2 spurt and put the game out of reach. BEST ALL-TIME SCORING PERFORMANCE VS. RAPTORS: 39 pts., Dwight Howard (@ Toronto, 1-4-09) BEST ALL-TIME SCORING PERFORMANCE VS. MAGIC: 41 pts., Chris Bosh (@ Toronto, 2-7-07)
HOMELAND… Orlando is 6-3 this season at the Amway Center…The Magic were 25-16 last season at home (including two wins Dec. 13-15 in Mexico City)…The 25 home wins were the most in a season for Orlando since 2010-11, where they went 29-12…Orlando has gone 178-189 (.485) at the Amway Center since it opened in 2010-11…The Magic closed Amway Arena after 2009-10 with an all-time record of 535309 (.634) in that building.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Orlando is 0-4 this season away from home…The Magic were 17-24 last season on the road…The 17 road wins were the most since 2010-11 (23-18 record).
ROAD RULES During the 2019-20 season, the Orlando Magic will travel a total of 41,832 miles.
Last season, the Orlando Magic won four consecutive road games from Feb. 9-24, 2019…It marked the first time since Jan. 8-16, 2012 that the Magic had won four straight road games…The last time the Orlando Magic won five consecutive road games was Mar. 1-22, 2010.
OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR… The Orlando Magic are averaging 102.2 ppg. (1,329 points) this season, recorded 100+ points six times (4-2 record), 110+ points four times (4-0 record), and 120+ points once (1-0 record), including a season-high 125 points on Nov. 17 vs. Washington…Last season, the Magic averaged 107.3 ppg. (8,800 points), scored 100+ points 57 times (38-19 record), 110+ points 36 times (25-11 record) and 120+ points 13 times (11-2 record).
The Orlando Magic are shooting .426 (487-1,143) from the floor this season…Last season, the Magic shot .454 (3,316-7,307) from the floor and shot 50 percent or better 19 times (14-5 record)…Since the 2008-09 campaign, Orlando is 140-41 (.773) when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
THREE’S COMPANY… The Orlando Magic have made at least one 3-point field goal in 997 consecutive games, dating all the way back to Mar. 17, 2007 (last game without a 3-pointer: Mar. 14, 2007 vs. Utah, 0-for-9)…It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the NBA…The Phoenix Suns have connected on at least one 3-pointer in 1,234 games dating back from Mar. 29, 2004, the longest streak in NBA history…The last time an NBA team did not make a 3-pointer was Feb. 5, 2016, when Miami went 0-for-9 @ Charlotte.
The Orlando Magic are shooting .305 (124-407) from 3-point range this season and have made 10+ 3-pointers seven times (4-3 record), including a season-high 15 3-pointers on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana and Nov. 17 vs. Washington…Last season, the Magic shot .356 (937-2,633) from 3-point range, which ranked 11th in the NBA, and made 10+ 3-pointers 63 times (37-26 record).
Last season, the Magic broke the team records for most 3-pointers made and attempted in single season, which were both set in 2017-18, shooting 844-of-2,405.
MAGIC TRICKS – FROM WAY DOWNTOWN On Nov. 1 vs. Milwaukee, the Magic (37) and Bucks (47) combined for 84 3-point attempts, breaking the franchise record for most 3-point attempts by two teams combined in a single game…The old record was 72, set on Jan. 6, 2017 vs. Houston.
BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE… The Orlando Magic are shooting .799 (231-289) from the free throw line this season, which ranks seventh in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Last season, the Magic shot a team-record .782 (1,231-1,575) from the free throw line, which ranked 12th in the NBA…The previous team record for highest free throw percentage in a season was .777 (1,616-2,079), set during the 2002-03 campaign.
NOTHING’S FOR FREE On Nov. 10 vs. Indiana, the Magic (6) and Pacers (5) combined for 11 free throw attempts, breaking the NBA record for fewest free throw attempts by two teams combined in a single game…The old NBA record was 12, set on Mar. 28, 1980 by the L.A. Lakers (3) and San Diego (9).
QUARTERLY REPORT… The Orlando Magic scored 30+ points during a quarter 11 times this season, including a season-high 37 points during the fourth quarter on Nov. 17 vs. Washington…Last season, the Magic had 30+ points in a quarter 113 times…The most points ever scored in any quarter in franchise history is 49, set on Feb. 20, 1995 @ Milwaukee (third quarter).
BALANCING ACT… The Orlando Magic had five-or-more players score in double figures ten times this season (4-6 record), had six-plus players score in double figures five times (3-2 record) and a season-high seven players with 10+ points twice (2-0 record) on Nov. 13 vs. Philadelphia and Nov. 15 vs. San Antonio…Last season, the Magic had five-or-more players scored in double figures 48 times (29-19 record), had six-or-more players score in double figures 23 times (15-8 record) and a season-high seven players score 10+ six times (4-2 record)…Orlando has had a team-record eight players score 10+ points seven times in franchise history.
SPREADING IT OUT On both Nov. 13 vs. Philadelphia and Nov. 15 vs. San Antonio, Orlando had seven players score in double figures…The last time the Magic had seven-or-more players score in double figures in consecutive games was Jan. 31, 2018 vs. L.A. Lakers and Feb. 3, 2018 vs. Washington.
THIS SPACE IS RESERVED… The Orlando Magic reserves are averaging 31.6 ppg. (411 points) this season…Orlando’s bench has outscored (or tied) the opposition’s four times (2-2 record)…Last season, the Magic averaged 35.9 ppg. (2,940 points), scored 40+ points 31 times (20-11 record) and outscored (or tied) their opponent’s reserves 41 times (26-15 record)…The most points scored off the bench in team history is 85, done on Mar. 26, 1995 vs. Golden State.
DISHING IT OUT… The Orlando Magic are averaging 22.5 apg. (293 assists) this season and have dished out 20+ assists 11 times (6-5 record), including a season-high 27 assists on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana and Nov. 13 vs. Philadelphia…Last season, the Magic averaged 25.5 apg. (2,095 assists), which ranked 12th in the NBA, dished out 20+ assists 75 times (42-33 record) and 30+ assists 14 times (10-4 record).
HANDLE WITH CARE… The Orlando Magic are averaging 13.0 topg. (169 turnovers) this season, which ranks second in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Orlando is allowing 16.00 ppg. off its turnovers (208 points), which ranks fifth in the league…Last season, the Magic averaged 13.2 topg. (1,082 turnovers), which ranked fifth in the NBA, and allowed 14.71 ppg. off its turnovers (1,206 points), which ranked third in the league.
The Orlando Magic have an assists-to-turnover ratio of 1.73 (293/169) this season, which ranks eighth in the NBA…Last season, the Magic had an assists-to-turnover ratio of 1.94 (2,095/1,082), which ranked fifth in the NBA.
MUST GET DEFENSIVE… The Orlando Magic are allowing 101.5 ppg. (1,320 points) this season, which ranks third in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Orlando has held its opponent to under 100 points five times (4-1 record) and under 90 points three times (3-0 record), including a season-low 83 points on Oct. 30 vs. New York…Last season, the Magic allowed 106.6 ppg. (8,742 points), which ranked fifth in the NBA, and held their opponents to under 100 points 22 times (19-3 record).
The Orlando Magic are allowing opponents to shoot .441 (498-1,129) from the floor this season, which ranks tenth in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Orlando has held its opponents under 50 percent nine times (5-4 record) and under 40 percent five times (3-2 record), including a season-low .370 (27-73) on Nov. 2 vs. Denver…Last season, the Magic allowed the opposition to shoot .456 (3,274-7,185) from the floor, which ranked 11th in the NBA, held their opponents under 50 percent 63 times (36-27 record) and under 40 percent nine times (9-0 record).
The Magic are also holding the opposition to .344 (144-419) from three-point range, which ranks 12th in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…Last season, the Magic held the opposition to .347 (858-2,475) from three-point range, which ranked tenth in the league.
Orlando is allowing 42.62 points in the paint per game (554 points), which ranks fourth in the NBA (as of Nov. 19), and 12.08 fast break points per game (157 points), which ranks sixth in the league…Last season, the Magic allowed 47.24 points in the paint per game (3,874 points), which ranked eighth in the NBA, and 12.71 fast break points per game (1,042 points), which ranked ninth in the league.
ON THE REBOUND… The Orlando Magic are averaging 47.5 rpg. (617 rebounds) this season, which is tied for fifth in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…The Magic are averaging 11.15 orpg. (145 offensive rebounds), which is tied for seventh in the NBA, and 36.31 drpg. (472 defensive rebounds), which ranks tenth in the league…Last season, the Magic averaged 45.4 rpg. (3,724 rebounds).
Orlando currently has an offensive rebound percentage of .233 (145 off. rebounds/476 opponent def. rebounds/621 possible off. rebounds), which ranks 12th in the NBA (as of Nov. 19), a defensive rebound percentage of .810 (472 def. rebounds/111 opponent off. rebounds/583 total possible def. rebounds), which ranks third in the NBA, and a total rebound percentage of .522 (.233 off. rebound percentage + .810 def. rebound percentage / 2), which ranks fourth in the league…The Magic are also giving up 11.85 second chance points per game (154 second chance points), which ranks sixth in the NBA…Last season, the Magic had a defensive rebound percentage of .797, which ranked third in the league, a total rebound percentage of .508, which ranked eighth in the NBA, and gave up 10.99 second chance points per game (901 second chance points), which led the NBA.
BEEN CAUGHT STEALING… The Orlando Magic are averaging 7.77 stlpg. (101 steals) this season…The Magic have recorded 10+ steals three times (2-1 record), including a season-high 14 steals on Nov. 6 @ Dallas…Last season, the Magic averaged 6.62 stlpg. (543 steals).
Orlando also has a steals-to-turnover ratio of 0.60 (101/169), which ranks third in the league.
BLOCK PARTY… The Orlando Magic are averaging 6.31 blkpg. (82 blocked shots) this season, which ranks second in the NBA (as of Nov. 19)…The Magic have recorded 10+ blocked shots three times (1-2 record), including a season-high 12 blocks on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana…Last season, the Magic averaged 5.43 blkpg. (445 blocked shots), which ranked sixth in the NBA.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK …On both Nov. 6 @ Dallas and Nov. 8 vs. Indiana, the Orlando Magic had 10 blocked shots…The Magic then recorded a season-high 12 blocks on Nov. 10 vs. Indiana…It marks the first time in franchise history that the Magic have recorded 10+ blocked shots in three consecutive games…The last time an NBA team had four straight games with 10+ blocks was Milwaukee, Jan. 5-11, 2013…The NBA record is seven consecutive games, set by Washington, Jan. 5-14, 1986.
SELLING “STOCKS” (STEALS/BLOCKS) On Nov. 6 @ Dallas, the Orlando Magic tallied 14 steals and 10 blocked shots…The following game, Nov. 8 vs. Memphis, they recorded 10 steals and 10 blocks…It marks the first time in franchise history that the Magic have recorded 10+ steals and 10+ blocked shots in consecutive games.
DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK… On Nov. 15 vs. San Antonio, Orlando rallied from a 16-point deficit and defeated San Antonio, 111-109, marking their largest comeback victory of the season…The largest overall comeback ever in Orlando Magic history is 25 points, set back on Nov. 8, 1989 @ Cleveland…Here’s a look at the biggest comebacks in Orlando Magic history:
DATE/OPPONENT DEFICIT OVERCOME TO WIN Nov. 8, 1989 @ Cleveland 25 Mar. 3, 2011 @ Miami 24 Nov. 21, 2014 @ Charlotte 23 Apr. 21, 1996 @ Charlotte 23 Dec. 8, 2003 vs. Phoenix 22
VOOCH SEEING DOUBLE… Nikola Vučević has recorded a team-high ten double-doubles this season, which is tied for fourth in the NBA (as of Nov. 19), and now has 295 double-doubles during his NBA career…Last season, he had a team-high and career-high 60 double-doubles, which ranked third in the NBA…Vučević recorded his 200th career NBA double-double on Nov. 5, 2017 vs. Boston.
Nikola Vučević stands second in Orlando Magic history with 293 double-doubles…On Oct. 30, 2018 vs. Sacramento, he passed Shaquille O’Neal (226) for second all-time.
PLAYER DOUBLE-DOUBLES Dwight Howard 457 NIKOLA VUČEVIĆ 293 Shaquille O’Neal 226 Horace Grant/Scott Skiles 98
Nikola Vučević has recorded 25+ double-doubles for seven consecutive seasons…That is the longest active streak in the NBA.
MAGIC TRICKS – MORE DOUBLE-DOUBLES Nikola Vučević also stands second in Orlando Magic history with 315 games with 10+ rebounds (Howard, 486), including 11 games this season (61 last season).