Orlando Magic Center Nikola Vucevic (9), Guard Terrence Ross (8) and striker Aaron Gordon (00) react after the Magic took a 1 point lead over the Sacramento Kings in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, California, Monday, January 13, 2020. The Orlando Magic won 114-112. (AP Photo / Randall Benton)
SACRAMENTO, California – Aaron Gordon made a three-point game 1.1 seconds ahead, and the Orlando Magic beat the Sacramento Kings 114-112 on Monday night.
Gordon ended his return to the Orlando lineup with 19 points and nine rebounds after missing a tight calf game. Nikola Vucevic had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and Evan Fournier scored 25 points.
De & # 39; Aaron Fox had 31 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for Sacramento. Nemanja Bjelica achieved a career highlight with 34 points and eight 3-pointers.
Fox led the kings in a three-point game with a lead of 15 seconds, 112-11. After a break, Orlando met Fournier, who scored a shot on the right elbow before going over to Gordon.
Gordon faced a double team and turned his back to the basket. He was fouled by Cory Joseph and scored the following free throw to give Magic the fifth win in seven games.
Fournier fought his shot all night, but went 12 for 12 on free throws. Orlando was off the line 25 for 30, while Sacramento was 10 out of 11.
Vucevic and Fournier each had 15 points in the first half to equalize Bjelica's 22 before the break. Orlando led by eight points after the first quarter and was between 65 and 52 at halftime.
The magic was 10 times higher in the middle of the third round, but became cold as the kings heated up.
Marvin Bagley III scored eight goals in a row, Buddy Hield made a 3-pointer and Trevor Ariza followed with a layup to reduce the lead from Orlando to 86-85.
Magic: D.J. Augustin had six points after Friday's loss to Phoenix for a left knee bruise. It was the first game Augustin missed this season. Vucevic had a double-double before half-time.
Kings: Bjelica made his first four shots and was 8 out of 9 at the end of the second quarter with a built-in 3-pointer. … Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (right ankle) were stretched out.
Magic: Play the Lakers on Wednesday in the first half of a duel against the Los Angeles teams. Orlando lost to the Lakers in December.
Kings: Host the Mavericks on Wednesday. Sacramento won all three games against Dallas last season and hit the Mavericks on the road earlier this season.
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