Magic beat Wizards130-120 despite Westbrook's historic night
Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Isaac Bonga (17) and forward Deni Avdija (9) defend in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Washington. (Geoff Burke/Pool Photo via AP)WASHINGTON – The Orlando Magic beat Washington 130-120 on Saturday night, overcoming another triple-double by Russell Westbrook in his home debut for the Wizards. Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 17 rebounds, and Markelle Fultz added 21 points to help the Magic win its second straight to start the season. “I just hate losing.”Despite the triple-double from Westbrook and big night from Beal – who had 11 points in the fourth – the Magic were in control for most of the game. UP NEXTThe Magic and Wizards will complete their back-to-back in Washington on Sunday.
No. 22 Penn State beats No. 16 Michigan State 75-70
16 Michigan State on Tuesday night. Michigan State's Cassius Winston scored 25 points, but could not convert on two chances to pull into a tie in the closing seconds. “We got nobody to blame, but ourselves.”KEY STATSPenn State scored 21 points off Michigan State's 15 turnovers and had 15 second-chance points off 11 rebounds. Michigan State: Izzo has sounded concerned after wins this season and his worries have only been validated by recent losses. Michigan State: Plays rival Michigan (13-9, 4-7) on the road Saturday.