Magic vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Orlando Magic (16-50) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (38-38) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday March 9, 2022

Orlando Magic 12, New Orleans Pelicans 6 (Q1 05:56)

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New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Herb on the reverse 💪 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Mo Bamba with the shooting sleeve. 💰
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Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Kinda wish Willie Green would consider moving Devonte’ Graham into the starting unit over Snell.
Pels need that extra playmaking punch and Graham needs some more opportunities to build his confidence. – 8:21 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Magic off to a 10-3 lead vs. New Orleans. Mo Bamba has two early 3s. – 8:18 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic open the night in New Orleans on a 10-3 run.
Mo Bamba has six of Orlando’s first 10 points. – 8:18 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans down 10-3 to the Magic out of the gates. 3 turnovers. No crispness.
Not the start anyone probably expected after the lopsided loss to the Grizzlies where Willie Green was adamant the team wasn’t going to flush it. – 8:18 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Mo Bamba is coming around, huh?👀 – 8:17 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
3J off the jump! 🙌
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Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
just one more 8 PM Magic tipoff after tonight 🙏 – 8:11 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
The @Orlando Magic have now made at least one three-point field goal in 1,196 consecutive games, dating all the way back to March 17, 2007.
It stands as the fifth-longest active streak in the #NBA and also the fifth-longest streak in @NBAHistory.
#MagicTogether8:11 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Whose kicks? 👀
#Pelicans | Primeblock.com7:54 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Deandre Ayton was zoning through his headphones pregame.
How you see him playing tonight after 30 at Milwaukee and 21 and 19 at Orlando? #Suns PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Brandon Ingram is a big loss for the Pelicans for 7-10 days.
New Orleans is trying to hold off Portland and San Antonio in the pillow fight for the 10th spot in the West. Also trying to catch the Lakers for the 9th spot and the home game for the 9-10 Play-In game. – 7:38 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
New Orleans Pelicans say that Brandon Ingram will be reevaluated in 7-10 days after he had an MRI today that revealed a mild strain in his right hamstring – 7:34 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Pelicans star Brandon Ingram has suffered a mild strain of his right hamstring and will be reevaluated in 7-to-10 days. – 7:33 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Pelicans say Brandon Ingram is out at least 7-to-10 days after undergoing an MRI today which revealed a mild strain of his right hamstring.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com7:33 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
New Orleans Pelicans say Brandon Ingram underwent an MRI and it revealed a mild strain of his right hamstring. He will be reevaluated in 7-10 days. – 7:33 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram underwent an MRI today, which revealed a mild strain of his right hamstring. He will be reevaluated in 7-10 days, team says. – 7:33 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram has a mild hamstring strain and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, the Pelicans say. – 7:32 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans say Brandon Ingram has a mild right hamstring strain.
He will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days. – 7:32 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Injury Update on Brandon Ingram:
Ingram underwent an MRI today which revealed a mild strain of his right hamstring. He will be reevaluated in 7-10 days. – 7:31 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Tonight’s starters 🙌
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Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
2️⃣2️⃣F: @Franz Wagner
3️⃣4️⃣F: @Wendell Carter Jr.
5️⃣C: @TheRealMoBamba
5️⃣0️⃣G: @Cole Anthony
4️⃣G: @jalensuggs
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#MagicTogether – 7:27 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Phillies’ magic number down to 148 to clinch the NL East. – 7:18 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
welcome back @Jalen Suggs 🤝
tonight’s starting five ⬇️ PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
.@Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs (sprained right ankle) will play tonight at New Orleans.
#MagicTogether7:09 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Try your hand at Pelicans Courtside Challenge! 📲
Answer five timed trivia questions for a shot at a $200 gift card to the team store, courtesy of @SeatGeek.
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Katy Winge @katywinge
Nikola Joklutch.
The last two games in the 4th quarter, Jokic is averaging 16.5 points on 83% shooting.
vs. NOP 23 points (7/8 FG)
vs. GSW 10 points (3/4 FG)
In the last 3 minutes of the last two 4th quarters? 9 ppg on 100% shooting. – 7:00 PM

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Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
feelin’ cozy
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Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Jalen Suggs is a game-time decision tonight at New Orleans with a sprained right ankle, Jamahl Mosley said. He will start if he is able to go. – 6:35 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Jalen Suggs (sprained right ankle) is going through his pregame warm ups and is a game-time decision against the Pelicans, according to Jamahl Mosley. – 6:33 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
Jalen Suggs is going through his on-court warm ups and remains a game-time decision for the @Orlando Magic‘s road game against the Pelicans. If he’s able to go, he’ll start. If not, R.J. Hampton will once again start in his place. – 6:31 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Willie Green said Zion Williamson will not be on the bench tonight but will be around the team starting tomorrow. – 6:28 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
cold day. cold fits 🥶
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New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Watch Live: Willie Green
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Zac Boyer @ZacBoyer
It was a long day for Kansas’ Malik Clark, who said he woke up with “butterflies in the stomach.” He didn’t know his numbers when we talked, either. He’ll head back home to New Orleans and will continue to train there. #kufball6:16 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Monty Williams just told an amazing story about when he bought a house in Orlando in the same neighborhood as Grant Hill and Oscar Schmidt. “I was in the wrong neighborhood,” Monty noted. – 6:14 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
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New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Lights on, Game on – 7 pm CT 🙌
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Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Some Pelicans players are out on the court going though their warmups now. PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
There’s still no power at the Smoothie King Center.
Pelicans and Magic are schedule to tip off at 7:10p. – 5:19 PM

Larry Nance Jr @Larrydn22
Petition to make Tony Snell’s official nickname “The Snellican”
All in favor? – 5:13 PM

Willy Hernangomez @willyhg94
HALA MADRID!!! – 4:39 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Keys to tonight’s game vs. ORL (via @Jim Eichenhofer)
▪️ Pels gave up 135.0 ppg at DEN, MEM; 93.3 in 3 prior wins
▪️ NOP, ORL reserves posted 54, 47 points in Tuesday games
▪️ ORL’s Wagner, NOP’s Jones 4-7 on Rookie Ladder
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New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
On today’s @PodcastPelicans, @dsallerson talks to @JenHale504 about the Pelicans playoff push.
Full episode:
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Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Wendell Carter Jr. in his last 10 games played:
18.1 PTS
11.2 REB
2.9 AST
60.2% FG PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked On Pelicans is live!
🏀 Defense falls apart against Memphis
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🏀 Need to bounce back against Orlando
Watch on YouTube!
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