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Magic beat Spurs 133-113 for 8th victory in 9 games

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cole Anthony had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Franz Wagner added 21 points and the Orlando Magic beat the San Antonio Spurs 133-113 on Friday night for their eighth victory in nine games.

Paolo Banchero had 18 points and six rebounds, and Mo Bamba broke open a close game with three 3-pointers in a 51-second span in the fourth quarter.

Keldon Johnson led San Antonio with 17 points. Tre Jones had 16 points and eight assists.

Johnson scored eight points and Doug McDermott hit a couple of 3-pointers in a 24-10 run that gave the Spurs a nine-point lead late in the first half.

Banchero had a 3-pointer and a layup and set up Wendell Carter and Wagner with assists to help the Magic regain the lead late in the third quarter, and Bamba and Anthony quickly stretched it to double figures early in the fourth.

Bamba and Anthony scored 14 points in a 17-1 run that turned a two-point lead into an 18-point advantage with 8:31 remaining.


Spurs: F Jeremy Sochan and C Jakob Poeltl played the second half in foul trouble. … Keldon Johnson played 31 minutes after missing two games with a tight right hamstring. … G Blake Wesley (MCL strain) was back with the team for a second game after being brought up from the G League, but did not play.

Magic: Carter played for the first time since Nov. 18, having missed 18 games due to right plantar fascia. He played 19 minutes, contributing eight points and four rebounds. … G Jalen Suggs missed his 20th game of the season, and 15th straight, because of a sore right ankle.


Spurs: Host Utah on Monday night.

Magic: Host Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.


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