In the match between Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans, the former loses against the latter 100-135. Orlando Magic cannot afford too many mistakes and have very little margin available for errors. They have to be great at defense. A miracle is much needed for them. Things were more difficult for the team when Wendell Carter had some soreness in the ankle and he was ruled out of the team.
To defeat the Magic, the Pelicans did not even need any 3-point line because they lead by points in the match. For Mohamed Bamba, it was taken as a good game, but he was beaten to the offensive glass by Steven Adams because he was constantly driving the ball into the paint. After this match, the Magic went 14th in the Eastern Conference with 18-41 and the Pelicans are 11th in the Western Conference with 26-33.