Magic vs. 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Orlando Magic (8-37) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (18-18) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Wednesday January 19, 2022

Orlando Magic 37, Philadelphia 76ers 38 (Q2 07:01)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
alley-oopin’ our way around South Philly. pic.twitter.com/9m1jSHPT4W7:43 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Breaking: Other players are making shots in Philly with Embiid on the bench. A pull-up 3 by Korkmaz gives them their largest lead of the game at 34-24. – 7:42 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid is back on the bench – 7:38 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
20 PTS | 5 REB 🤯
Joel Embiid’s first quarter in four frames: pic.twitter.com/G3iYoqCx3Z7:38 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
end of the first quarter in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/5UUlHTAnkc7:37 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
End 1Q: 76ers 25, Magic 21
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid has 20 pts* & 5 rebs
Orlando led by Mo Bamba with 8 pts & 3 rebs
*that’s not a typo – 7:37 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 25, Magic 21 at the end of the first. Embiid has 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and 5 boards. Magic made just 7 of 24 shots and turned the ball over 5 times, but have a 16-10 rebounding edge. – 7:36 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
up after 12.
🪙 @Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/gvpkepmIBV7:36 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
A missed Drummond dunk on an oop in transition is an appropriate capper for that quarter for the non-Embiid Sixers – 7:36 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has 20 points. The Orlando Magic have 21. Philly leads it 25-21 after 1 quarter. #Sixers7:36 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Through one quarter of play the score is Joel Embiid 20, everyone else combined, regardless of what jersey they’re wearing, 26.
Sixers up 25-21 after 1. – 7:35 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Point Franz 🤝 Gary Harris
📺: https://t.co/71TKva1bgT pic.twitter.com/cHAHBRSXGi7:35 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid went to the locker room. – 7:33 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
The 76ers lead the Magic 22-20 late in the first quarter. Joel Embiid has 20 by himself. We’re on pace to have a competitive game between Embiid and the Magic, maybe not any other Sixers. – 7:31 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Nor sure I’ve seen anything like this.
With 1:21 in the first quarter, Joel Embiid has 20 points on 8-10 shooting. It has looked effortless.
His teammates are 1-9 from the field, the only bucket was due to Embiid’s gravity, and a lot of the misses have been comically off. – 7:30 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
step-back Franz 💰
📺: https://t.co/71TKva1bgT pic.twitter.com/RCl7vx2m0h7:30 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Sixers lead 22-20 with 1:21 left in the first quarter. Embiid has 20 points on 8-for-10 shooting. His teammates are shooting 1-9. – 7:30 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Embiid (20) and Maxey (2) have combined for all 22 #Sixers‘ points. – 7:29 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
With 1:21 left in the first quarter, Joel Embiid and the Orlando Magic are tied at 20-20.
Embiid’s teammates have two points so far on 1-for-9 shooting. – 7:29 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
good Christ Joel Embiid is so gd good lmfao – 7:29 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid in the first quarter tonight (so far):
20 PTS / 5 REB
Embiid is currently out-scoring the Magic, 20-18. – 7:28 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid up to 20 points. His teammates have 2. – 7:28 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Embiid now has 20 of the SIxers’ 22 points with two minutes to play in the first. – 7:28 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid looked at everybody and said “fuck it, I’ll do it myself”. Dude has 20 of Philly’s 22 points in this opening quarter. #Sixers7:28 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid has 20 first quarter points and counting – 7:27 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
There’s 3:50 left in the first quarter. Joel Embiid has 16 points. The Magic have 12. The rest of the Sixers have 2. – 7:26 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
slam dunk sesame @Cole Anthony 😤
📺: https://t.co/71TKva1bgT pic.twitter.com/NE50iMDLgB7:24 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Embiid with 12 of the #Sixers‘ 14 points (Maxey has the other two). Lead #Magic 14-12 seven minutes into game. – 7:23 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
CBJ: ⛔️
Joel: def⬅➡️ense pic.twitter.com/dKckwq5i6K7:23 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid has been an early one-man show. The #Sixers center has scored 11 of his team’s 13 points on 5-6 shooting. His teammates are shooting 1-for-7. The Sixers lead the #Magic, 13-12, with 5:34 left in the first quarter. – 7:22 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Tobias Harris completely wiped out Tyrese Maxey on this Cole Anthony dunk. That’s a great screen! pic.twitter.com/Tbb3TpnQZJ7:21 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🔔 @CoolBoySteph 🔔
⌚️ @TISSOT pic.twitter.com/jwIpIjewYM7:20 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The stuff Joel Embiid does as a 7-footer is just crazy. Sometimes you gotta shake your head at what he does. #Sixers7:20 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
OK Joel Embiid goes behind the back before that and-1 finish. He’s got a cool 11 points in six minutes, free throw coming out of the timeout. – 7:20 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
pump & splash. pic.twitter.com/1hFPdUmoAf7:19 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid scored Philadelphia’s 1st 9 points before that Tyrese Maxey floater. Big fella is gonna need some help in this one. #Sixers7:18 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Should be able to get Embiid the ball down low all night. #Sixers7:15 PM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
There’s not a Sixers fan who doesn’t like Matisse Thybulle, but you have to give up something in order to get something. No one outside of Embiid should be “untouchable” if the offer is right. Wasting a window. – 6:57 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
walking into your first Sixers start like…🤩
📱@Socios pic.twitter.com/lvKlN9JuPN6:51 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers starters: Charlies Brown, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid, Seth Curry, Tyrese Maxey. – 6:35 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball both will stay back in Chicago to receive treatment during Bulls’ upcoming road trip, per Billy Donovan
Stops in Milwaukee (Friday), Orlando (Sunday) and OKC (Monday) before looping back home – 6:34 PM

Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball will not travel with the team for their upcoming three-game road trip to Milwaukee, Orlando and Oklahoma City. – 6:33 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan says the plan is for LaVine and Lonzo to not travel on the upcoming trip to Mil, Orl & OKC. #Bulls6:33 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Coach Donovan says Ball and LaVine will not be making the upcoming three game road trip to Milwaukee, Orlando and Okc. – 6:33 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS:
January 19 at Philadelphia
#MagicTogether pic.twitter.com/wBoFgUQW5H6:31 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
With Thybulle and Green still out, Charlie Brown is in the starting lineup for the Sixers tonight. – 6:31 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Charlie Brown Jr. will start for the #Sixers6:31 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Charlie Brown Jr. will start tonight rather than Furkan Korkmaz #Sixers6:30 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Charlie Brown Jr. is starting tonight #Sixers6:30 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers starters tonight:
Maxey-Curry-Brown Jr.-Harris-Embiid – 6:30 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Charlie Brown Jr. is starting tonight, alongside Embiid-Harris-Curry-Maxey – 6:30 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
tonight’s starting five:
• @CharleskBrownjr
@Tobias Harris
@Joel Embiid
@Seth Curry
@Tyrese Maxey
🏀@RothmanOrtho pic.twitter.com/VRHvwWLMSx6:30 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Flyrese Maxey. ❤️‍🔥
👟 @SoleSavy pic.twitter.com/2hYgceb0f96:16 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Sixers are back in building. pic.twitter.com/RaxDWUoq9A6:06 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Wendell Carter Jr. will not play tonight at Philadelphia due to a sore left hamstring, the team announced. It is his seventh straight game missed with the injury. – 6:03 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Shake Milton said his back has been doing better and that he’s hoping to return soon — has a target date in mind but didn’t share it.
He said he had spasms and tightness in the days following the injury. Recently has progressed to light, solo on-court work. – 6:01 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
🚨 @Orlando Magic INJURY UPDATE:
Wendell Carter Jr. will not play tonight at Philadelphia due to a sore left hamstring. It is his seventh straight game missed with the injury.
#MagicTogether6:00 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Shake Milton says he has a target date he set for his return but he doesn’t want to share it. Believes he’ll be back soon though #Sixers5:53 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Shake Milton says he’s “feeling better for sure.” #Sixers5:52 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
new look starting five tonight 👀 pic.twitter.com/bn6gOMMaf55:43 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Magic acting head coach Jesse Mermuys said Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba will start tonight at Philadelphia. – 5:42 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Magic starters vs. 76ers: Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba. – 5:41 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, and Mo Bamba will start for the Magic tonight – 5:41 PM

Dan Savage @Dan_Savage
The @Orlando Magic will start Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner and Mo Bamba for their road game against the @Sixers tonight.
Wendell Carter Jr. (sore left hamstring) is close to return, but unlikely to play tonight. – 5:41 PM

Orlando Magic PR @Magic_PR
TONIGHT’S STARTERS
GAME 46 at PHILADELPHIA
1️⃣4️⃣F: @Gary Harris
2️⃣2️⃣F: @Franz Wagner
5️⃣C: @TheRealMoBamba
5️⃣0️⃣G: @Cole Anthony
4️⃣G: @jalensuggs
⏰7 p.m.
📺@BallySportsFL (coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.)
📲Bally Sports app
📻@969thegame
#MagicTogether – 5:41 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
With smoke screen season in full effect, a check in on Ben Simmons rumors phillyvoice.com/sixers-ben-sim…5:36 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
Acting Magic head coach Jesse Mermuys says Wendell Carter remains a gametime decision. Says Carter got work today.
“He’s day-to-day, but not sure about tonight. He’s very close. If he doesn’t play tonight, he’ll play very soon.” – 5:35 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Cozy Drip pic.twitter.com/eEZiCpVk9K5:27 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘I trust what we’re doing (with Ben Simmons). For the most part, I stay out of it.’ – 5:23 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t know when Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) will return. Shake Milton (back) is also still not ready. – 5:20 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers guard Tyrese Maxey shooting pregame 3-pointers: pic.twitter.com/gCEil6fyhu5:06 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
ᴛʜᴇ ɢʀɪɴᴅ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ꜱᴛᴏᴘꜱ.
📽️The Grind, hydrated by @BioSteelSports 💪 pic.twitter.com/7UoIfQ10qL4:46 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Three hours until #Sixers face the #Magic pic.twitter.com/dYVAm5vUdF4:08 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sources: Ben Simmons could be traded West as the Kings continue to put on the full-court press inquirer.com/sixers/ben-sim… via @phillyinquirer – 3:52 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Kings reportedly not ruling out trading for both Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris
sportando.basketball/en/kings-repor…3:31 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
same pic.twitter.com/MuFH7xqgBl2:34 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Talked about this on the last @RedNationHoops:
I think people should be open to the idea of Houston pursuing Ben Simmons and/or other star players at the deadline.
Rebuilds are about trying to acquire cornerstone players. The draft is simply one avenue to try and achieve that. – 1:15 PM

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