Published: Tue, October 24, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Magic finish off back-to-back against defending East champion Cavaliers

Magic finish off back-to-back against defending East champion Cavaliers

The latter was the Cavaliers' starting lineup the last time they had lost to the Orlando Magic, which was way back on November 23, 2012.

The one-sided victory for the Magic ended a 17-game losing streak to Cleveland, a skid that dated back to November of 2012 and was the longest formerly active losing streak in the National Basketball Association.

"They were playing at a different speed than we were, just way faster, at nearly every position", Cavs Head Coach Tyronn Lue said. "They kicked our butt". [On Saturday] We came to play, we came together and there were no excuses, " said Magic guard Evan Fournier, who scored 13 points and drilled three 3-pointers. "And they just kept going".

During the fourth quarter of Friday night's game, newly-acquired Cavs point guard Derrick Rose suffered a sprained ankle as he drove to the hoop.

It was LeBron James' first time spent on the floor with Calderon after missing most of the pre-season.

Wade only scored five points on 2 of 8 attempts in the 114-93 loss to Orlando Saturday night.

LeBron James led the Cavs with 24 points and Kyle Korver came off the bench to score 17 points with five 3-pointers.

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"I ain't got calls in the last seven years, so I definitely understand what he's talking about", Wade said. "That's something we're going to look at and we're all trying to figure it out as well but we got to get him going and hopefully we can do that on Tuesday".

Rose's new teammate, Dwyane Wade, who finished with four points, three assists, two rebounds, and one steal in Friday night's tilt, says he knows a thing or two about not getting calls from referees. "It's very different, different than I've ever played". It's just one of those rough patches, and I'm sure we can climb our way out of it.

"My frustration boiled over and I did something stupid", he said.

Heat 112, Pacers 108: Goran Dragic scored 23 points, Dion Waiters added 19 and Miami opened its home schedule with a victory over IN, which got 28 points from Victor Oladipo. "We just didn't get it done on that (defensive) end".

The Magic had as many 3-pointers (eight) as Cleveland did field goals (eight) in the first quarter, allowing them to race to a 36-18 edge.

The Derrick Rose injury happened in the second Cavaliers win of the season over the Milwaukee Brewers when center Greg Monroe hit him hard in the head/neck area.

"They were playing at a different speed than we were".

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