VIDEO: Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic Throws Down Huge Dunk
By AP // January 13, 2015
Vucevic had 33 points and 11 rebounds
ABOVE VIDEO: Nikola Vucevic for Orlando drives hard to the hoop and finishes with authority over Pau Gasol.
CHICAGO, Illinois – The Orlando Magic used their offense to earn a sorely needed win. Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo each played a big role.
Vucevic had 33 points and 11 rebounds, and the Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 121-114 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Orlando (14-27) shot a season-high 59 percent from the field in its first win in Chicago since an 83-82 victory on Dec. 16, 2013. The Magic had lost three in a row and 12 of 15 against the Bulls since the start of the 2010-11 season.
“I guess the worm turned,” said Magic coach Jacque Vaughn, whose team failed to score more than 98 points in any game during the losing streak.
“We were very aggressive with our approach. Our pace was great.”
Oladipo also scored 33 points in Orlando’s highest-scoring game of the season, and rookie Elfrid Payton added 10 points and seven assists.