Magic storm back to beat 76ers in Fultz’ return to Philly
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- For the first time since getting traded from Philadelphia to Orlando in 2019, Markelle Fultz played against his former team in his former arena.
The Magic guard scored 12 points, adding 10 assists and four steals in his highly-anticipated return. Down by 21, the Magic roared back to beat the 76ers 119-109 to pick up their 20th win of the season.
Paolo Banchero scored a team-high 29 points to aid in the sixth-largest comeback in franchise history.
The Magic are at their best against the elite teams in the East. Unreal.
119-109 the final. Markelle Fultz with 12 points in the win. His first action in Philly since the 2019 trade. #MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/DXV3cyEtmJ
— Alex Walker (@AlexWalkerTV) January 31, 2023
The Magic (20-31) play the 76ers in Philadelphia again on February 1.
"I just love our team for sticking with it no matter what's going on."
MARKELLE FULTZ 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/3SALOaBBWa
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) January 31, 2023