NBA: Milton, Niang help 76ers down Magic

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Shake Milton #18 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks set to shoot as Paolo Banchero #5 of the Orlando Magic defends during the second half at Amway Center on November 25, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images/AFP

Shake Milton picked up 24 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds and Tobias Harris added 23 points and £10 to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-99 win over hosts Orlando Magic on Friday. in the battle of the understaffed teams.

Milton took seven of 13 shots from the floor – including four of his seven from 3-pointers – for the 76ers, who overcame the Magic 55-43 in the second half.

Georges Niang added 18 points from the bench and Montrezl Harrell added 14 points and eight rebounds as Philadelphia got its fifth win in seven opening games. The 76ers will be looking to wipe out two games taking place in Orlando on Sunday night.

Philadelphia played its third game in a row without Joel Embiid due to a sprained midfoot left foot. The 76ers are also without James Harden (right leg strain), Tyrese Maxey (left metatarsal fracture), Matisse Thybulle (left ankle strain) and Jaden Springer (right quadriceps strain).

Franz Wagner scored 24 points and Bol Bol collected 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Magic, which have lost 5 of their last 6 games.

Orlando star rookie Paolo Banchero scored 19 points on his comeback from a seven-game absence due to a sprained left ankle. The NBA Draft 2022’s top overall pick made eight out of 11 fouls in the first game since November 7.

However, The Magic played without Wendell Carter Jr (right plantar fascia), Chuma Okeke (left knee pain) and Terrence Ross (sick).

Mo Bamba made a pair of free throws to give Philadelphia a 96-91 lead of 5:46 before Harris sank an off-balance jumper in the lane. Milton followed with a long jump and Niang took 3 points with 2:58 to play to give the 76ers some space.

Banchero made a double jump to give Orlando a 60-54 lead with exactly 10 minutes left in the third half before Philadelphia turned the game around. Milton made a pair of 3-pointers to mark the 76ers’ 10-0 surge.


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