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Orlando 112, Memphis 111
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, May 1, 2021
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials: #78 Evan Scott, #14 Ed Malloy, #7 Lauren Holtkamp
Attendance: 3924

Rookie Cole Anthony swished a deep 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to cap his season-best, 26-point performance and provide the Orlando Magic with a 112-111 comeback victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.

Anthony's dramatic shot over Memphis' Kyle Anderson was the finishing touch as the Magic overcame a 20-point deficit to split the back-to-back with the Grizzlies.

Moritz Wagner scored a season-high 24 points and Dwayne Bacon added 23 as Orlando (20-44) won for just the third time in the past 16 games. Rookie R.J. Hampton tallied a season-high 18 points to help the Magic snap a nine-game home losing streak.

Dillon Brooks scored 23 points for Memphis, and he knocked down an 18-footer with seven seconds left to give the Grizzlies (32-31) a 111-109 lead.

Ja Morant recorded 22 points and seven assists, Anderson scored 21 points, and Jonas Valanciunas had 11 points and 16 rebounds for Memphis.

The Grizzlies beat the Magic 92-75 on Friday night in Memphis.

Orlando trailed by 20 midway through the third quarter but caught the Grizzlies at 109 with 1:16 left after Hampton and Wagner drained 3-pointers. Brooks' go-ahead shot didn't give Memphis a reprieve as the rookie Anthony made his fourth 3-pointer to win it.

Memphis held a 55-37 rebounding edge and made 45.8 percent of its shots, including 10 of 29 from 3-point range.

The Magic connected on 44.7 percent of their shots and were 11 of 25 from behind the arc. Anthony also contributed eight rebounds, six assists and three steals.

The Grizzlies led by 14 at halftime and continued to the stronger team for most of the third quarter.

Anderson connected on back-to-back 3-pointers and Valanciunas added a basket during an 8-0 surge as Memphis stretched its lead to 77-57 with 5:57 left in the quarter.

The Grizzlies still led by 17 after Jaren Jackson Jr.'s basket with 2:44 remaining before Orlando ripped off nine straight points to move within eight. Memphis led 85-76 entering the final stanza.

The Magic pulled within six early in the fourth quarter before Tyus Jones' 3-pointer and De'Anthony Melton's basket lifted the Grizzlies' lead to 91-80 with 9:09 to play.

Xavier Tillman's basket gave Memphis a 102-95 advantage with 4:48 left, before Orlando controlled play down the stretch.

Brooks scored 14 first-half points as Memphis took a 60-46 lead at the break.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Memphis   Orlando
Dillon Brooks 23 Scoring Cole Anthony 26
Ja Morant 7 Assists Cole Anthony 6
Jonas Valanciunas 16 Rebounds Cole Anthony 8
Kyle Anderson 4 Free Throws Made Cole Anthony 10
Kyle Anderson 2 Steals Cole Anthony 3
De'Anthony Melton 3 Blocks Mo Bamba 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 111 45.8 10-29 13-21 21 55 10 6 17
Orlando 112 44.7 11-25 25-28 20 37 5 10 11
Upcoming Games
  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Magic have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .273 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against New York. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .548 after a loss.