Orlando took the lead for good late in the second quarter but had to hold off the Kings, who pulled within 94-95 in the final five minutes when Cousins knocked down a jumper.But the Magic pulled away down the stretch with big free throws from Gordon and Fournier.Magic: Orlando will play host to the struggling Washington Wizards on Saturday night.Last week I received the above invitation and the first thing I wondered was whether Jordan Farmar would be around on Aug. “Jordan will be an excellent complement to Devin [Harris] in the backcourt,” Nets president Rod Thorn said in a statement released by the team.But, then again, Sasha Vujacic made million last year and look at all the bread thrown at Darko this off season.
The Magic (2-3) won back-to-back games for the first time this season as they returned home from a three-game trip.
De Marcus Cousins led all scorers with 33 points, while Rudy Gay added 16 for the Kings (2-4), who have lost three straight on their current five-game road swing.
TIP-INSKings: The Kings signed veteran free agent G Jordan Farmar to a contract on Tuesday in hopes of adding some flexibility to the backcourt. The NBA announced Wednesday that F Matt Barnes has been fined ,000 for directing inappropriate language at game officials during the Kings' 108-96 overtime loss at Miami on Tuesday.
Magic: C Bismack Biyombo, who entered Thursday night's game shooting 50 percent from the free throw line, said he has been coming back to the arena at night to practice his free throw shooting. The Magic have made at least one 3-pointer in 743 consecutive games dating to March 17, 2007. UP NEXTKings: Sacramento's early five-game road swing continues Saturday night in Milwaukee.
(AP) Evan Fournier scored 29 points and Serge Ibaka added 17 to lead the Orlando Magic to a 102-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.In one of their better offensive games this season, the Magic had five players score in double figures with Aaron Gordon contributing a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while reserve Jeff Green scored 15 points.