JODIE Meeks waxed hot from outside to score a season-high 23 points, Serge Ibaka and Aaron Gordon both had 22 as the Orlando Magic took a 115-103 win against the slumping New York Knicks, who suffered their fifth straight loss on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
Meeks was six of seven from downtown. Reserve Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and 13 rebounds while Elfrid Payton chipped in 13 points and 14 assists for the Magic, who bounced back after two disappointing blowouts.
The Knicks, who played without big man Kristaps Porzingis (sore left achilles tendon), were led by Carmelo Anthony’s 19 points.
New York has lost eight of its last 10 games.
The Magic was able to build a 17-point advantage late in the third quarter, propelled by Ibaka, who had 11 points in the run.
Orlando tied its season high with 15 3-pointers as the Knicks failed to defend the perimeter.