The Orlando Magic have been one of the best stories during the early portion of the NBA season. The team entered Wednesday night’s slate of games with a 12-5 record, good for third place in the Eastern Conference and only a game and a half behind the No. 1 seed Boston Celtics. For a franchise that has been stuck in the NBA’s wilderness for years, it’s an extremely exciting development, as Orlando legitimately looks like they have as bright a future as anyone in the East.
Two players prominently involved in their success this year have been Cole Anthony, who has provided a major scoring punch in his role off the bench, and Jalen Suggs, whose ability to just make winning plays has helped him secure a spot in the starting lineup. The two linked up for one hell of a highlight on Wednesday against the Washington Wizards, as Suggs jumped a passing lane, took off in transition, and threw a lob up to Anthony, who reeled it in with one hand and dunked.
COLE ANTHONY SOARS FOR THE ALLEY-OOP FINISH 😤
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— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) November 30, 2023
It’s very easy to compare this to something that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade did as members of the Miami Heat, because, well, look at this.
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Orlando went on to beat Washington, 139-120.