Nikola Vucevic registered his 35th double-double this season, scoring 24 points and registering 23 rebounds, to help the Orlando Magic edge the Charlotte Bobcats, 110-105. The Magic shot 39-87 (44.8%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 19 rebounds. This is only the second win for Orlando (21-52) in its last 10 games.
Vucevic finished 11-22 from the field. Other top performers for Orlando were Tobias Harris with 15 points and 7 rebounds, Kyle O'Quinn with 13 points and 7 rebounds, and Jameer Nelson with 11 points and 8 assists. Despite the loss, Josh McRoberts put up 24 points for Charlotte on 8-16 shooting, including 6-12 from behind the arc. He also tallied 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Kemba Walker chipped in 24 points and 8 assists, Al Jefferson finished with 20 points and 8 rebounds, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist put up 10 points and 7 rebounds.
This drops Charlotte (35-38) to 1-2 versus Orlando on the season.
Coming up next, the Magic take on the Toronto Raptors, who are 41-31 on the year. The Bobcats match up against the Washington Wizards, currently 37-35 this season. The Magic lost to Toronto the last two times they've played. The Bobcats have a 1-1 record against Washington this season.