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Magic's Mo Bamba: Five more blocks in win
Bamba finished Wednesday's game against Boston with 10 points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and five blocks.
Making another start alongside Wendell Carter, Bamba turned in another head-turning defensive performance, blocking five shots for the second consecutive game. Bamba also had a four-block game earlier in the postseason, so he's shown enough to generate some buzz as Opening Night approaches. It remains unclear what Bamba's role will be, but it's possible new head coach Jamahl Mosley could start Bamba and Carter -- a pair of top-10 picks -- together against certain matchups.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Double-double with five blocks
Bamba finished Sunday's preseason game against the Spurs with 16 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, five blocks and a steal.
Starting alongside Wendell Carter (14 points, seven rebounds, two blocks), the pair combined for a strong effort as the Magic got a look at a potential two-center lineup. While neither big man has proven to be a knockdown shooter, they combined to hit 3-of-6 three-point attempts Sunday, while Bamba tacked on an elite shot-blocking performance. As the regular season approaches, Carter remains the favorite to start at center, but Bamba's impressive preseason could put him in line for an increased role with the rebuilding Magic.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Starting Wednesday
Bamba will start in Wednesday's preseason game against the Pelicans, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Bamba will make his first start of the preseason after posting 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in 22 minutes off the bench in Monday's opener against Boston. Wendell Carter will shift to the bench for this one as the Magic experiment with different lineup combinations.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Goes for 13 points, four blocks
Bamba finished Monday's preseason game against Boston with 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 10 rebounds and four blocks.
Wendell Carter got the start at center, but it was Bamba who stole the show in his 22 minutes off the bench. The No. 6 pick in the 2018 Draft has been a disappointment thus far, but he started to show some glimpses near the end of last season and should have a chance to grab hold of a larger role in 2021-22 for the rebuilding Magic. Carter is likely solidified as the starter, but if Bamba can garner enough minutes off the bench, he could be a decent rebounds and blocks contributor in deeper leagues.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Starting Sunday
Bamba (illness) is starting Sunday's game against the 76ers.
Bamba was questionable for Sunday's matchup, but he'll be able to play through his injury again. Bamba could see increased usage with Wendell Carter (eye) doubtful.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Questionable for finale
Bamba (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Sixers.
Bamba has battled the illness for the last several days, but he was able to play through it during Friday's loss to the Sixers, when he played 19 minutes off the bench and finished with 11 points and five boards. With Wendell Carter (eye) doubtful, Bamba would likely start at center if he's cleared to play Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Tallies 11 points in return
Bamba (illness) posted 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and one block during Friday's 122-97 loss to Philadelphia.
Bamba was questionable with an illness heading into this matchup but ultimately got the nod to come in off the bench. This was the first time since May 5 that Bamba reached double figures offensively. Across his past five outings, Bamba is averaging 10.7 points and 11.6 rebounds.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Questionable Friday
Bamba (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers.
The 23-year-old missed the past two games with the non-COVID-19 illness, and his availability for Friday remains up in the air. Donta Hall should see more minutes as the reserve center should Bamba remain sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Out Thursday
Bamba (illness) is out Thursday against the Hawks, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
An illness will keep Bamba sidelined for a second straight game. After Thursday, he has just two more chances to return, as the Magic conclude their season following Friday's game against the 76ers and Sunday's game against the 76ers.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Questionable Thursday
Bamba (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Bamba missed Tuesday's game against the Bucks due to a non-COVID-19 illness, but he has a chance to return Thursday. If he's unable to play, Donta Hall and Moritz Wagner could see increased run.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Unavailable Tuesday
Bamba won't play Tuesday against the Bucks due to a non-COVID-19 illness.
Bamba started the past three games but won't be available Tuesday due to the ailment. Wendell Carter will return from his eye injury and start at Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Dominates glass in loss
Bamba scored nine points (4-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding 18 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes during Friday's loss to the Hornets.
The 18 boards were a career high for Bamba, but he's pulled down at least 15 in three straight games as he gets extended run while Wendell Carter deals with an eye injury. Over his last nine contests, Bamba is averaging 13.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.2 assists, 1.0 threes and 0.9 steals in 25.9 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Huge performance in loss
Bamba tallied 19 points (5-11 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 15 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and one assist across 31 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.
Bamba is showing why the Magic selected him sixth overall back in 2018. He tied a career best in rebounding -- which he just set Monday -- while his three steals set a career high and his four blocks fell one short of tying his career best. Over his last four games, Bamba has averaged 15.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals while notching three double-doubles. Starting in place of Wendell Carter (eye), Bamba is making a strong case to become the team's starting center for the rest of the season.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Starting Wednesday
Bamba is expected to start Wednesday against the Celtics.
Bamba will start for the Magic with Wendell Carter (eye) listed as questionable for Wednesday's contest. The former Texas standout center is coming off one of the best game's in his career as he recorded a season-high 22 points and 15 rebounds against the Pistons. Expect the center the receive around 30 minutes of action if Carter is forced to miss Wednesday's game.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Mo Bamba: Career night off bench
Bamba logged 29 minutes off the bench and recorded 22 points (9-15 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists and a block in Monday's 119-112 victory over the Pistons.
Bamba registered career highs in points, rebounds, field-goals made and minutes played during Monday's win. The four Magic reserves outscored the starting lineup by a 70 to 49 margin. Starter Wendell Carter sat the entire fourth quarter, as Bamba outpaced him by 10 minutes. Bamba has seen at least 20 minutes in six of his last seven games, a trend that could continue with the season nearing its conclusion.... See More ... See Less
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