Tobias Harris scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 114-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida Friday night.
Harris shot nine-of-15 from the field, nine-of-11 from the free throw line and dished out four assists in a game-high 43 minutes.
Arron Afflalo, who has played at an all-star level throughout the season, scored 23 points and dished out six assists while Jameer Nelson added 22 points, six assists and four rebounds. Rookie Victor Oladipo didn’t shoot well, going five-of-14 from the field, but finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block.
Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Kendall Marshall scored 19 points and dished out 14 assists.
The Lakers held a 10-point lead early in the third quarter, but the Magic scored 36 of the last 51 points to take an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Lakers quickly cut the lead to five in the final quarter, but the Magic answered with an 8-0 row and never looked back.
The Magic are now 12-32 and the Lakers are 16-28.