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San Antonio Spurs
After falling closely to the Miami Heat on Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs(3-3) paid a visit to Orlando where they were hosted by the Magic (3-4). Unlike the close game against Miami, Sunday was a game in which the Spurs were in it for one quarter, and they just couldn’t make a strong push against the Magic as they fell 104-101 on Sunday.
Danny Green was the leading scorer on Sunday with 13 points in 25 minutes, while three other Spurs players added double-digit points on the scoreboard, but in the end, a big night from several Magic players was too much for the Spurs.
Here’s the rundown of Sunday’s game.
First quarter: Spurs 24, Magic 22
Player of the quarter: Tim Duncan - The Spurs picked the new-look Magic apart early and Duncan (9 points) was a recipient of open passes as he collected seven points in the first quarter in an assortment of ways.
Play of the quarter: Early in the first, Duncan made and-1 jump-hook while spinning as he fell to the ground.
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