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Gordon's late magic lifts Orlando past Sacramento, 114-112

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Orlando Magic made a pair of costly defensive mistakes in the final 80 seconds. Evan Fournier's quick change of mind and a big shot by Aaron Gordon more than made up for it.

Gordon made a three-point play with 1.1 seconds remaining, and the Magic beat the Sacramento Kings 114-112 on Monday night.

''That's a terrific win,'' Orlando coach Steve Clifford said. ''That to me was more of a win where we fought like hell and made big plays at the end than it was a lot of stuff that you're going to look at and say we're on our way.''

Gordon and Fournier made it possible with their freelancing at the end.

De'Aaron Fox put the Kings ahead 112-111 with a three-point play with 15 seconds left. After a timeout, Orlando inbounded the ball to Fournier, who went up for a shot at the right elbow before passing down low to Gordon.

''I got to my spot but I saw two bodies in the air,'' Fournier said. ''I was literally about to shoot and I saw AG and I had to pass it.''

Facing a double-team and with his back to the basket, Gordon flipped the ball up and in. He was fouled by Cory Joseph and made the ensuing free throw to give the Magic their fifth win in seven games.

''I was going to rebound. I thought Evan was going to shoot it but he made a great play,'' Gordon said. ''It was a good pass and I just put it on the rim. It went in. Evan did the hard part. He set the whole play up.''

Gordon finished with 19 points and nine rebounds in his return to Orlando's lineup after missing one game with calf tightness. Nikola Vucevic had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and Fournier scored 25 points.

Gordon's game-winner came after the Magic blew a pair of defensive assignments down the stretch.

''What was disappointing is (those) plays are just blown coverages on stuff we covered in detail ad nauseam this morning,'' Clifford said. ''Should have never happened.''

Fox had 31 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for Sacramento. Nemanja Bjelica set career highs with 34 points and eight 3-pointers.

''Orlando knocked down shots and made plays down the stretch,'' Kings coach Luke Walton said. ''You don't want to come down to these one-point games because crazy things happen. You have to take care of business before that.''

Fournier struggled with his shot all night but went 12 for 12 on free throws. Orlando was 25 for 30 from the line while Sacramento was 10 of 11.

Vucevic and Fournier had 15 points apiece in the first half to offset Bjelica's 22 before the break. Orlando led by eight after the first quarter and was up 65-52 at halftime.

The Magic were up by 10 midway through the third but went cold, while the Kings heated up.

Marvin Bagley III scored eight straight, Buddy Hield made a 3-pointer and Trevor Ariza followed with a layup to cut Orlando's lead to 86-85.

TIP-INS

Magic: D.J. Augustin had six points after sitting out Friday's loss to Phoenix because of a left knee contusion. It was the first game that Augustin has missed this season. . Vucevic had a double-double before halftime.

Kings: Bjelica made his first four shots and was 8 of 9 with a banked-in 3-pointer late in the second quarter. . Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (right ankle) were held out.

UP NEXT

Magic: Play the Lakers on Wednesday in the first half of a back-to-back against the Los Angeles teams. Orlando lost to the Lakers in December.

Kings: Host the Mavericks on Wednesday. Sacramento won all three games against Dallas last season and beat the Mavericks on the road earlier this season.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:45   Out of bounds turnover on Buddy Hield  
11:26   Markelle Fultz missed fade-away jump shot  
11:22   Defensive rebound by Harry III Giles  
11:12 +2 Nemanja Bjelica made hook shot 0-2
10:59   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:55   Defensive rebound by De'Aaron Fox  
10:44 +2 Nemanja Bjelica made finger-roll layup 0-4
10:26 +2 Evan Fournier made driving layup 2-4
10:21   Out of bounds turnover on De'Aaron Fox  
10:01   Lost ball turnover on Evan Fournier, stolen by Buddy Hield  
9:56 +2 Buddy Hield made layup 2-6
9:39   Khem Birch missed floating jump shot  
9:36   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
9:35 +2 Nikola Vucevic made dunk 4-6
9:29 +3 Nemanja Bjelica made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 4-9
9:13 +3 Nikola Vucevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Markelle Fultz 7-9
9:00   Harry III Giles missed layup, blocked by Nikola Vucevic  
9:00   SAC team rebound  
8:53 +2 Nemanja Bjelica made jump shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 7-11
8:42   Evan Fournier missed fade-away jump shot  
8:38   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
8:38   Nikola Vucevic missed dunk  
8:37   Defensive rebound by De'Aaron Fox  
8:32 +2 Harry III Giles made alley-oop shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 7-13
8:07 +2 Nikola Vucevic made floating jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 9-13
7:52   De'Aaron Fox missed floating jump shot  
7:50   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
7:30   Shooting foul on Buddy Hield  
7:30 +1 Evan Fournier made 1st of 3 free throws 10-13
7:30 +1 Evan Fournier made 2nd of 3 free throws 11-13
7:30 +1 Evan Fournier made 3rd of 3 free throws 12-13
7:11 +2 De'Aaron Fox made jump shot 12-15
6:53   Aaron Gordon missed jump shot  
6:47   Offensive rebound by Khem Birch  
6:45 +3 Aaron Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 15-16
6:32   Nemanja Bjelica missed driving layup  
6:30   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
6:08 +2 Nikola Vucevic made layup 17-16
5:59   Buddy Hield missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:56   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
5:42   Nikola Vucevic missed hook shot  
5:39   Defensive rebound by Nemanja Bjelica  
5:38   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
5:33 +3 De'Aaron Fox made 3-pt. jump shot 17-19
5:15 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot 20-19
4:55 +3 Nemanja Bjelica made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trevor Ariza 20-22
4:37   Shooting foul on Nemanja Bjelica  
4:37 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 1st of 2 free throws 21-22
4:37 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-22
4:24   Bad pass turnover on De'Aaron Fox, stolen by Terrence Ross  
4:17   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:13   Defensive rebound by De'Aaron Fox  
4:06   Trevor Ariza missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:03   Defensive rebound by Wes Iwundu  
3:50 +2 Khem Birch made dunk, assist by Nikola Vucevic 24-22
3:43   Full timeout called  
3:34   Bad pass turnover on Nemanja Bjelica, stolen by Terrence Ross  
3:35   Personal foul on Trevor Ariza  
3:19   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:15   Defensive rebound by Buddy Hield  
3:11   Buddy Hield missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:07   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
2:59 +2 Khem Birch made hook shot, assist by Wes Iwundu 26-21
2:46   Marvin Bagley III missed hook shot  
2:42   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
2:28   Nikola Vucevic missed hook shot  
2:26   Defensive rebound by Cory Joseph  
2:08   Marvin Bagley III missed layup, blocked by Nikola Vucevic  
2:03   Offensive rebound by Marvin Bagley III  
2:02 +2 Marvin Bagley III made dunk 26-23
1:50   Out of bounds turnover on Nikola Vucevic  
1:40   Marvin Bagley III missed jump shot  
1:38   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
1:25 +3 D.J. Augustin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wes Iwundu 29-23
1:14   Personal foul on Wes Iwundu  
1:05 +2 Marvin Bagley III made dunk, assist by Buddy Hield 29-25
0:52   Mo Bamba missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:48   Defensive rebound by Buddy Hield  
0:47   Bad pass turnover on Buddy Hield, stolen by Terrence Ross  
0:43   Wes Iwundu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:41   Offensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
0:41 +2 Mo Bamba made dunk 31-25
0:32   Buddy Hield missed driving layup  
0:29   Defensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
0:24   Aaron Gordon missed layup  
0:24   Offensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
0:24 +2 Aaron Gordon made dunk 33-25
0:24   Violation  
0:03   Buddy Hield missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
0:00   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   ORL team rebound  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:53   Personal foul on Marvin Bagley III  
11:36   Wes Iwundu missed jump shot, blocked by Justin James  
11:33   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
11:30   Trevor Ariza missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:30   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
11:23 +3 Wes Iwundu made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terrence Ross 36-25
10:57   Harrison Barnes missed driving layup  
10:50   Offensive rebound by Marvin Bagley III  
10:50 +2 Marvin Bagley III made dunk 36-27
10:28 +3 Wes Iwundu made 3-pt. jump shot 39-27
10:10   Justin James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:08   Defensive rebound by Mo Bamba  
9:59   Mo Bamba missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:58   ORL team rebound  
9:58   Personal foul on Justin James  
9:48   D.J. Augustin missed hook shot  
9:46   Defensive rebound by Justin James  
9:40   Bad pass turnover on Trevor Ariza, stolen by Mo Bamba  
9:35   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:31   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
9:22 +2 Harrison Barnes made layup 39-29
9:22   Violation  
8:59   D.J. Augustin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:51   Shooting foul on Mo Bamba  
8:51 +1 DeWayne Dedmon made 1st of 2 free throws 39-30
8:51 +1 DeWayne Dedmon made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-31
8:28   Evan Fournier missed floating jump shot  
8:26   Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon  
8:21   DeWayne Dedmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:17   Defensive rebound by Wes Iwundu  
8:11   Wes Iwundu missed floating jump shot  
8:11   Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon  
8:03   Personal foul on Terrence Ross  
8:00   Cory Joseph missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:53   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
7:49   Nikola Vucevic missed jump shot  
7:46   Defensive rebound by Cory Joseph  
7:37   DeWayne Dedmon missed jump shot  
7:32   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
7:22   Markelle Fultz missed driving layup  
7:21   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
7:21 +2 Nikola Vucevic made dunk 41-31
7:08 +2 Harrison Barnes made jump shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 41-33
7:08   Shooting foul on Wes Iwundu  
7:08 +1 Harrison Barnes made free throw 41-34
6:52   Nikola Vucevic missed hook shot  
6:49   Defensive rebound by Trevor Ariza  
6:40   Harrison Barnes missed turnaround jump shot  
6:38   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
6:20 +2 Markelle Fultz made jump shot 43-34
6:00 +2 Buddy Hield made jump shot 43-36
5:38   Shooting foul on DeWayne Dedmon  
5:38 +1 Evan Fournier made 1st of 2 free throws 44-36
5:38 +1 Evan Fournier made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-36
5:26 +2 De'Aaron Fox made driving layup 45-38
5:15   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
5:15 +1 D.J. Augustin made free throw 46-38
5:13 +2 Markelle Fultz made layup, assist by Evan Fournier 48-38
5:01 +3 Nemanja Bjelica made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 48-41
4:39 +2 Nikola Vucevic made jump shot, assist by Markelle Fultz 50-41
4:30   De'Aaron Fox missed driving layup  
4:27   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:14   Nikola Vucevic missed hook shot  
4:12   Defensive rebound by Nemanja Bjelica  
4:05   De'Aaron Fox missed driving layup  
4:04   Offensive rebound by De'Aaron Fox  
4:00 +2 Nemanja Bjelica made driving dunk, assist by Trevor Ariza 50-43
3:42 +2 Evan Fournier made driving layup 52-43
3:42   Shooting foul on Nemanja Bjelica  
3:42 +1 Evan Fournier made free throw 53-43
3:30 +3 Nemanja Bjelica made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Buddy Hield 53-46
3:13   Aaron Gordon missed jump shot  
3:09   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
3:04 +2 De'Aaron Fox made jump shot 53-48
2:49 +2 Aaron Gordon made reverse layup 55-48
2:49   Shooting foul on De'Aaron Fox  
2:49 +1 Aaron Gordon made free throw 56-48
2:37   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:33   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
2:23 +2 Aaron Gordon made dunk, assist by Evan Fournier 58-48
2:15   Nemanja Bjelica missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:15   Defensive rebound by Markelle Fultz  
2:06   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:02   Offensive rebound by Markelle Fultz  
2:01 +2 Markelle Fultz made jump shot 60-48
1:43   Full timeout called  
1:29 +3 Markelle Fultz made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 63-48
1:11   Buddy Hield missed turnaround jump shot  
1:08   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
1:02   Personal foul on Buddy Hield  
1:02 +1 Evan Fournier made 1st of 2 free throws 64-48
1:02 +1 Evan Fournier made 2nd of 2 free throws 65-48
0:49 +2 Nemanja Bjelica made driving dunk, assist by Buddy Hield 65-50
0:35   Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:32   Defensive rebound by De'Aaron Fox  
0:24 +2 De'Aaron Fox made driving layup 65-52
0:03   Markelle Fultz missed jump shot  
0:03   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43   Aaron Gordon missed jump shot  
11:38   Defensive rebound by Nemanja Bjelica  
11:29   Out of bounds turnover on Harrison Barnes  
11:12   Evan Fournier missed jump shot  
11:08   Defensive rebound by De'Aaron Fox  
11:04 +2 De'Aaron Fox made floating jump shot 65-54
10:44 +2 Markelle Fultz made jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 67-54
10:29 +3 Buddy Hield made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Harrison Barnes 67-57
10:10   Lost ball turnover on Markelle Fultz, stolen by Nemanja Bjelica  
10:01 +3 Nemanja Bjelica made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by De'Aaron Fox 67-60
9:38   Shooting foul on Harry III Giles  
9:38   Aaron Gordon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:38   ORL team rebound  
9:38   Aaron Gordon missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:36   Defensive rebound by Harry III Giles  
9:27 +3 De'Aaron Fox made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Harry III Giles 67-63
9:11   Shooting foul on Harry III Giles  
9:11 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 1st of 2 free throws 68-63
9:11 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 69-63
8:59   De'Aaron Fox missed jump shot  
8:56   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
8:50 +2 Markelle Fultz made driving layup 71-63
8:40   Out of bounds turnover on Buddy Hield  
8:18 +2 Nikola Vucevic made turnaround jump shot 73-63
8:07