Evan Fournier managed only three points (1-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and two rebounds in 21 minutes during the Orlando 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.
Evan 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 Orlando 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.
Evan Fournier (illness) is expected to play Wednesday against Minnesota, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Fournier fell ill Monday and has been battling a fever over the last couple of days, per coach Scott Skiles. While Fournier likely won't be 100 percent, he's expected to take the floor Wednesday night as he looks to extend his double-digit scoring streak to 11 games. In the month of November, Fournier is averaging 20.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting just under 49 percent from the floor.
Evan Fournier was sick with a fever Monday and missed the Orlando Magic 's practice, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The Magic won't play again until Wednesday versus the Timberwolves, so Fournier still has another day to rest up and recover. Assuming the illness isn't too debilitating, Fournier should continue to see close to 40 minutes a night while he continues to serve as one of the team's top offensive options from the backcourt.
Evan Fournier scored 21 points (7-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT) with five rebounds, two assists and a steal in 37 minutes during Friday's win over the Jazz.
Getting the start in place of Victor Oladipo (concussion), Fournier came through with his fifth 20-plus point performance in 10 games this season. Oladipo will likely miss Saturday's game against the Wizards as well, but even once he returns to the bench, Fournier will continue to have a big role in the Orlando Magic offense.
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