Sport Mario Hezonja pours in 24 points as Magic fall to Bulls

06:36  13 february  2018
06:36  13 february  2018 Source:   foxsports.com

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1123:11 ET10:11 PM CTNaN:� - Mario Hezonja scored 12 points Wednesday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Chicago Bulls 112-94. Hezonja grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 24 :03 on the floor. Hezonja went 1 of 4 from 3- point

1123:11 ET10:11 PM CTNaN:� - Mario Hezonja scored 12 points Wednesday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Chicago Bulls 112-94. Hezonja grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 24 :03 on the floor. Hezonja went 1 of 4 from 3- point

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CHICAGO (AP) —Zach LaVine broke for a tiebreaking dunk after stealing an inbounds pass in the closing seconds, Lauri Markkanen scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Orlando Magic 105-101 on Monday night.

The Bulls blew an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter but still came away with their second win in three games after dropping seven in a row.

LaVine stole Jonathon Simmons‘ inbounds attempt with 15 seconds left and finished with a thunderous slam. He added two free throws after Mario Hezonja missed a 3-pointer to lift Chicago to a tight win.

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1123:11 ET10:11 PM CTNaN:� - Mario Hezonja scored 12 points Wednesday on 5-of-10 shooting as the Orlando Magic fell to the Chicago Bulls 112-94. Hezonja grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 24 :03 on the floor. Hezonja went 1 of 4 from 3- point

Mario Hezonja Career High 28 Points /8 Threes Full Highlights (12/17/2017). ^ "Vucevic scores 24 as Magic overwhelm Bulls , 102-89". ^ " Mario Hezonja scores career-high 28, Magic 's late rally falls short against Pistons". foxsports.com.

LaVine finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Bobby Portis added 19 points and seven boards, and Jerian Grant had 14 points and seven assists.

Hezonja led Orlando with 24 points, and Evan Fournier scored 22.

The Bulls appeared in control when they led 93-75 with 8:23 left after an 11-0 run. Denzel Valentine punctuated that spurt with a dunk and two free throws.

But the Magic went on a big run of their own, with Hezonja leading the way. He nailed a 3-pointer to give Orlando a 98-96 lead with 3:07 remaining. Portis tied it with a floater and responded to a 3 by Fournier with one of his own, making it 101-all with 2:29 left.

TIP-INS

Magic: C Nikola Vucevic (broken left index finger) is eyeing the first game after the All-Star break — Feb. 22 against New York — for his return. Sidelined since late December, Vucevic said his conditioning is there, but he is still getting “more comfortable with the hand.” “(I’ll) keep working out during the break,” he said. “Then after the break, I’ll come back and have a couple practices with the team and get it straight going into the Knicks.” … F Aaron Gordon (strained left hip flexor) missed his seventh straight game and likely won’t return prior to the break, coach Frank Vogel said.

Antonio says Joao Mario is technically unbelievable

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The Orlando Magic fell way behind the Detroit Pistons Sunday afternoon, in no small part because instead of Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier they had to start Shelvin Mack and Mario Hezonja .

Bulls: G Kris Dunn missed his 11th consecutive game, and coach Fred Hoiberg wasn’t sure if he will be ready to return against Toronto on Wednesday. If Dunn doesn’t play against the Raptors, he still might compete in the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend. “Right now it’s just about reconditioning himself, getting himself ready to sustain minutes in an NBA game,” Hoiberg said. “He’s just not quite there yet, he’s making progress. He’s still very sore from the increase in workload that he’s been doing this past week.”

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Magic: Host Charlotte on Wednesday.

Bulls: Host Toronto on Wednesday.

Inter offer West Ham hope over permanent switch for Mario .
Inter Milan are prepared to sacrifice three of their midfielders in the summer – one of which is Joao Mario – in order to keep Rafinha on a more permanent basis, according to reports in Italy. The Portugal international joined the Hammers on loan until the end of the season late in the January transfer window, and has reportedly settled in London rather well. Football.London report that, although the initial terms of the loan deal did not include an option for a permanent transfer, West Ham are keen to keep the 25-year old if he continues to impress and if the player wants to remain with the club. Tuttosport in Italy claim that as well as Mario, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Marcelo Brozovic are also available, as the Nerazzurri look to pursue a permanent transfer for current Barcelona-loanee Rafinha. Mario signed for Inter for €40million two summers ago from Sporting Lisbon, and the club would look to get much of that fee back this summer if they do move him on, with the Italian giants willing to except €30million. Mario feels that he is improving as a player having played in the Premier League, last week saying; “The intensity of the English game is high and that’s good for me because it will add things to my game that I don’t have yet. I’m happy to be playing at this level and will try to improve myself every time I go onto the pitch.” “I will try to do my best. It’s important for me to show my quality in a West Ham shirt. I am glad to be here and I will give everything.” “I can see right away that the game is really fast and physical.” West Ham currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League on 30 points, just four points above the relegation zone.

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