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ORLANDO, FL -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled of late against the Orlando Magic, losing all three matchups last season and dropping their first meeting just a few days ago. Cleveland came out of the gates with a large amount of confidence, jumping out to a quick double digit lead. Following a slow start, Orlando worked in new lineups and began to click. Terrance Ross provided an enormous spark off the bench for the Magic, leading his team to an impressive 105-94 win over the Cavaliers.
Terrance Ross led the Magic in scoring with 20 points, knocking down 6 of 9 shots. Orlando big man Nikola Vucevic controlled the paint against an injury riddled Cavaliers team, scoring 16 points and pulling in 7 boards. Third year guard out of Florida State Dwayne Bacon had the hot hand in the starting lineup, scoring 19 points on 8 of 14 shooting from the field.
Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton broke Lebron James' franchise record of consecutive 20 point games to begin a season with his 8th consecutive game doing so. Sexton continues to be a consistent scoring source, lighting up the Magic for 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Cleveland rookie forward Isaac Okoro played in his first game returning from injury, and scored 10 points in 28 minutes.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fall to a 4-4 reord on the young season and will continue their road trip as they travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. Tip-off on Thursday evening is set for 8:00 pm ET at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Check out highlights from the game below!