The Philadelphia 76ers (2-4) had their best preseason game to date as they defeated the Orlando Magic (4-2) by a score of 84-95 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Drew Gordon led the way off of the bench for Philadelphia as he dropped 16 points in 18 minutes, with three other Sixers in double digits as well. The Sixers finished the night shooting just a mere 44.2 percent from the field, but it was enough in the end to hold off the Magic by 11. This was a much more well-rounded game for Brett Brown's squad. They were still sloppy in possession with multiple turnovers from a whole host of players. For the 76ers, the road to the playoffs will certainly be a tough one as there are a lot of young players on the team and are still building for future seasons to come.
Orlando was abysmal tonight, at least shooting wise. From beyond the arc they were just 2-of-16 and finished up the night going 31-84 this evening. Andrew Nicholson really was the best player on the floor at all times tonight as he played an astound 37 minutes while going 10-19 and putting up 23 points. They had been playing well this preseason, but they just looked off all night as the Magic just could not buy a shot. But they have a slight chance of making the playoffs this season in a fairly weak Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia 76ers next play on Monday evening as they travel to Brooklyn to take on the Nets as Orlando plays the Rockets in Houston next on Wednesday with both teams having just two games remaining before the regular season starts.