Orlando Magic (0-2, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (2-0, first in the Eastern Conference)New York; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Orlando heads to New York for an Eastern Conference matchup.New York finished 25-17 in Eastern Conference play and 25-11 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Knicks averaged 107.1 points per game last season, 16.4 on free throws and 35.4 from 3-point range.Orlando went 21-51 overall and 13-29 in Eastern Conference action during the 2020-21 seas
The Knicks knocked down a franchise record 24 3pt FGs as they defeated the Magic, 121-96, in Orlando. Julius Randle recorded 21 points, ten rebounds and seven assists for the Knicks, while Evan Fournier added 18 points in the victory. Jalen Suggs tallied 14 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Magic in the losing effort. The Knicks improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Magic fall to 0-2.
Thibodeau certainly has plenty to be pleased about these days, with his Knicks off to a 2-0 start for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Julius Randle had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Evan Fournier added 18 against his former team and New York hit a franchise-record 24 3-pointers to cruise past the rebuilding Magic. ''I think it's a reflection of team playing for each other and just making the right play,'' Thibodeau said after the Knicks followed up Wednesday's double-overtime defeat of Boston with an easy win.