Anthony finished with 37 points (10-25 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 14-14 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal across 38 minutes in Sunday's 128-117 loss to the Sixers.
Markelle Fultz's early-season ACL tear elevated Anthony into the starting job at point guard and appeared to put him in good shape for a dark-horse Rookie of the Yea run, but the injury bug ended up biting him as well. That said, Anthony's performance in the season finale is an excellent example of the his enormous upside, and Fultz's propensity for injury certainly makes an argument for Anthony to retain the starting job heading into the 2021-22 season.
Anthony recorded 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a steal across 21 minutes in Friday's loss to the Sixers.
Anthony has settled himself as the Magic's starting point guard over the last few weeks and has started 16 games in a row, posting at least 10 points in all but two of those contests. He's on a run of five straight double-digit scoring outputs and while the Magic have been struggling badly, he's been one of the few standout performers. The North Carolina product is averaging 13.8 points per game in eight games this month.
Anthony tallied 12 points (5-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and one steal in 23 minutes during Thursday's 116-93 loss to the Hawks.
After totaling just 12 points in back-to-back games May 3 and May 5, Anthony is averaging 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 three-pointers over his last four contests. The 20-year-old has been producing decent points, rebounds and assists totals in his first year, but his 39.2 percent field-goal shooting through 45 games will need to improve if he wants to take a step forward next season. The rookie will look to help break the Magic's five-game skid Friday on the road against the 76ers.
Anthony totaled 11 points (4-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes of Sunday's 128-96 loss to the Timberwolves.
Anthony has struggled with shooting in the month of May, hitting just 35.6 percent of his shots while committing nearly as many turnovers (16) as assists (19). On the bright side, he does have two 20-point outings in five games this month and has added 5.0 rebounds per contest.
Anthony scored 20 points (6-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 29 minutes during Friday's loss to the Hornets.
The rookie had only 12 points over his prior two games, but Anthony bounced back with a big effort Friday. It's only the third time this season he's dropped at least 20 points, but two of those performances have come in the last four games. Since returning to the lineup from a rib injury a month ago, he's averaging 14.3 points, 4.9 boards, 4.9 assists and 1.3 threes.
Anthony had 26 points (6-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 10-11 FT), eight rebounds, six assists and three steals across 36 minutes in Saturday's win over the Grizzlies.
Anthony has looked impressive since returning to the starting lineup, and while the 26-point performance represents the best game of his young NBA career so far, it's also worth mentioning he has scored at least 15 points in four games in a row for the first time this season. He's averaging 17.1 points, 5.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game across his last nine starts.
Anthony mustered 15 points (7-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds and two assists across 29 minutes in Friday's loss against the Grizzlies.
The Magic looked woeful on offense, as they shot 31.4 percent from the field and 23.1 percent from three, but Anthony was one of the few decent performers. He's scored at least 15 points in six of his last eight starts and hasn't registered fewer than 14 points in this stretch. He's averaged 16.0 points per game in this eight-game span and serves as one of the Magic's go-to players.
Anthony scored 18 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with four rebounds and three assists across 31 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Cavaliers.
Anthony topped 30 minutes for the fourth time in his last six games, a span in which he's averaged 15.7 points. He's also utilized the extra time on the floor to showcase improved efficiency, as he's managed to shoot 43.0 percent from the field. Anthony has added 6.2 assists per game in that span, though he saw a downturn in that area Wednesday.
Anthony registered 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and a block over 33 minutes in Monday's loss to the Lakers.
Anthony has blossomed as a facilitator over his last seven games averaging 6.3 assists to go along with his 15.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest. The Magic have been among the lowest-scoring teams in the league, so for Anthony to put up this kind of production against one of the NBA's best defenses says something about his talent.
Anthony registered 14 points (6-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three assists, one rebound and one steal in 25 minutes during Thursday's 135-100 loss to the Pelicans.
The 20-year-old has now scored double-digit points in eight of his last nine games, a span in which he's averaging 13.5 points, 5.6 assists and 4.5 assists. Anthony has started the last four games for the Magic and will likely hang onto the job the rest of the way. The rookie will look to extend his stellar play Sunday at home against the Lakers.
Anthony accumulated 17 points (6-15 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 112-96 loss to the Hawks.
Anthony's three-point shooting was off, but he had a good performance from inside the arc and made his way to the free-throw line for the 15th time in three games. The performance marks the rookie's third straight with at least 16 points and five assists.
Anthony dropped 16 points (5-14 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal over 34 minutes during Sunday's 114-110 loss to the Rockets.
Anthony finished tied for second on the team in scoring despite the inefficient shooting performance. Anthony is averaging 17.5 points, 7.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, and 0.5 steals in the two games since joining the starting lineup for the injured Michael Carter-Williams (ankle). Anthony will look for another solid performance when the Magic take on the Hawks on Tuesday.
Anthony recorded 19 points (6-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes during Friday's loss to the Raptors.
The 20-year-old joined the starting five with Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) sidelined and posted his best scoring effort since Jan. 25. Before Friday's game, Anthony was averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 24.0 minutes off the bench over his past five games since returning from a rib injury that cost him 25 contests. The rookie should start at least one more game for the Magic with Carter-Williams out of the lineup, and it's possible Anthony sticks in the starting lineup if he continues to play well.
Anthony will start Friday's contest against the Raptors, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
With Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) sidelined, Anthony will join the starting five for the first time since Feb. 9. As a starter, the rookie has averaged 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 29.0 minutes.
Anthony played 21 minutes off the bench and chipped in 10 points (5-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five assists and three rebounds during Wednesday's win over the Bulls.
Anthony played just six fewer minutes than Michael Carter-Williams and had nearly the same impact on the box score. While he's attempted fewer than 10 shots in consecutive games now, he's improved his efficiency significantly, shooting 66.7 percent in the last two games compared to 31.0 percent in his first three games after returning from injury.
Anthony mustered 12 points (5-16 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block across 27 minutes off the bench in Sunday's loss against the Bucks.
Anthony came off the bench but still made his presence felt, as he was one of two Orlando players to post double-digit scoring figures while pacing the team in both rebounds and assists as well. Anthony has come off the bench in his first three games since returning from a lengthy absence, but has looked productive, averaging 11.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game during that stretch.
Anthony (ribs) totaled 13 points (5-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists and a rebound across 26 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Magic's 131-116 loss to the Wizards.
The rookie was back in action for the first time in nearly two months after contending with fractured ribs, and he turned in a relatively encouraging stat line, considering his lengthy layoff. The Magic eased Anthony back into the mix with a fairly healthy workload off the bench, but once he gets fully ramped up, he'll likely unseat Michael Carter-Williams as the team's starting point guard. Before getting hurt, Anthony was averaging 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 three-pointers in 29.0 minutes per game over 17 starts since Markelle Fultz (knee) sustained a season-ending ACL tear.
Anthony (ribs) will come off the bench in his return Wednesday against the Wizards.
Anthony is playing for the first time since Feb. 11, and coach Steve Clifford will opt to bring the rookie off the bench while Michael Carter-Williams remains in the starting five. Once Anthony gets settled back into the rotation, it's possible he rejoins the starters. In his 17 starts this season, the 15th overall pick has averaged 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 rebounds in 29.0 minutes.
Anthony (ribs) said he's "ready to play" in Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Dan Savage of OrlandoMagic.com reports.
The team hasn't officially given Anthony the green light, but all signs point to the rookie getting back on the floor Wednesday for the first time since Feb. 11. Anthony, who went through a full practice Tuesday, could face some initial limitations, but he'll likely reclaim the starting point guard spot as the Magic focus on player development down the stretch. In his 17 starts this season, the 15th overall pick has averaged 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 rebounds in 29.0 minutes.
Anthony (ribs) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Wizards.
Anthony has been sidelined since Feb. 11 due to broken ribs. He was able to practice Tuesday, and it's possible he makes his long-awaited return Wednesday. If he does see the court, the rookie could have a minutes limit. Long-term, Anthony could see more offensive responsibility than he had earlier in the season since the Magic traded away its top three offensive options at the deadline. In his 17 starts this season, the rookie has averaged 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 rebounds in 29.0 minutes.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/16||@ PHI||L 117-128||38||37||8||2||6||1||0|
|05/14||@ PHI||L 97-122||21||11||5||3||5||1||0|
|05/13||@ ATL||L 93-116||23||12||7||6||1||1||0|
|05/11||@ MIL||L 102-114||30||18||4||0||4||0||0|
|05/09||vs MIN||L 96-128||24||11||4||3||3||0||0|
|05/07||@ CHA||L 112-122||29||20||5||1||2||1||1|
|05/05||vs BOS||L 96-132||22||4||3||4||3||0||0|
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