Fournier contributed nine points (4-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 20 minutes during the Magic's 110-91 win versus the Celtics on Sunday. Fournier was able to play despite dealing with a sore hip, but teammate Victor Oladipo again out-produced him off the bench. It's possible that Fournier would have been called upon to play more minutes if the game had been closer or he weren't nursing a minor injury, but it seems he has started to cool considerably following his scorching hot start to the season. The Magic are back in action on Tuesday versus the Timberwolves.
Fournier (hip) is expected to play in Sunday's matchup with the Celtics, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Fournier injured his hip during Friday's game against the Bucks, but the hip felt good enough after Sunday's shootaround that he'll try and give it a go. Fournier is expected to return to the starting lineup, but could see limited minutes if his hip is at all bothersome.
Fournier (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Boston, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Fournier emerged from Friday's blowout win over the Bucks with soreness in his hip, and he was held out of Saturday's practice. As a result, he's been deemed questionable for Sunday's game, and a decision likely won't come until he has an opportunity to test out the hip during shootaround.
Fournier managed only three points (1-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and two rebounds in 21 minutes during the Magic's 100-91 win versus the Knicks on Wednesday. Fournier couldn't find his touch from the field on Wednesday, and this was his second straight stinker to start the week. The Magic brought Victor Oladipo off the bench, as coach Scott Skiles decided to try something different. The team's rotation will be something to keep an eye on in the coming weeks, as Skiles is clearly still feeling things out in his first year at the helm.
Fournier finished with 26 points (9-17 FG, 3-4 FG, 5-7 3Pt) -- including the go-ahead three-pointer with three seconds remaining in overtime -- to lift the Magic to a 104-101 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday. The guard also added four rebounds, three assists, and three steals over his 43 minutes. The beat goes on for Fournier, who looks like one of the early favorites for Most Improved Player honors. While he's always been regarded as an excellent shooter from long range, he's somehow upped his proficiency while playing nearly 40 minutes a night for the Magic this season. The five three-pointers he hit Wednesday were a season high, and despite logging an average of more than six attempts per game, Fournier is now converting at a remarkable 39.2 percent clip.
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