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NBA wrap: Magic pull away from 76ers to earn win in Orlando

The Magic took down the 76ers handily Monday.

Orlando pulled away in the second half and claimed a 21-point, 119-98, win over Philadelphia.

Ben Simmons sat out for the 76ers with an illness, and the team just didn't look its best.

Nikola Vucevic torched Philadelphia with a game-high 28 points and 11 rebounds in the contest. Evan Fournier contributed 24 points in the victory.

Joel Embiid led the way for the 76ers, totaling 20 points and 10 rebounds on the night.

Ninth-seeded Orlando is jockeying to get into playoff position while Philadelphia sits firmly in third in the Eastern Conference standings.

Studs of the Night

Devin Booker scored 59 points in the Suns' 125-92 loss to the Jazz.

Paul George's 30 points and 12 rebounds weren't enough for the Thunder, as they fell to the Grizzlies, 115-103.

Dud of the Night

JJ Redick tallied eight points on 2-of-10 shooting in Philadelphia's loss.

Highlights

Deandre Ayton threw down a big dunk over Rudy Gobert.

Deandre Ayton punches it home! #TimeToRise
WATCH on NBALP: https://t.co/cb8TXyNer6 pic.twitter.com/PzYFJRNih0

— NBA (@NBA) March 26, 2019

Dennis Schroder dished a quick touch pass to George on the break for an emphatic finish.

Adams ➡️ Schroder ➡️ PG#ThunderUp 53#GrindCity 65
??: https://t.co/cb8TXyNer6 pic.twitter.com/TPk8MVUoK5

— NBA (@NBA) March 26, 2019

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