In an unlikely turn of events on Friday, the reeling Orlando Magic broke the Brooklyn Nets’ six-game winning street. Orlando, who also ended their own nine-game slide with the victory, was aided by the efficient 38 points scored by forward Aaron Gordon.
Gordon, not well-known for his shooting as career 32.2 percent shooter from three, was on fire throughout and went 14-of-20 from the field and made a near perfect 7 -of-8 triples.
The apparent irony of Gordon’s performance was seemingly not lost on the Nets, particularly from forward Bruce Brown:
“Teams got to be perfect to beat us and they were just hitting shots – tough shots. I’ve never seen Aaron Gordon hit shots like that in my life. So just a tough night,” Brown said of the Magic forward, per Brian Lewis of the New York Post.