Tobias Harris Keeps Playing Well For Slumping Orlando Magic

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Tobias Harris is doing everything he can to get the Orlando Magic into the NBA win column.

But it just hasn’t been enough.

Harris had one of his better games of the season for the Magic with 26 points on Sunday, but Orlando lost 91-85 to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Orlando has dropped 11 straight games on the road, the second longest-road losing streak in team history.

The Magic have lost five straight and 13 of 14.

It’s not that players like Harris aren’t trying. But it just hasn’t been enough. Injuries have taken their toll on the Magic, who only used nine players. That factor put Harris in the lineup for more than 41 minutes. He had a decent night with 11-of-19 shooting from the floor although he missed all three of his three-point tries. He was 4-of-6 from the line. But the Magic forward was solid on the boards with five offensive and seven rebounds. He had two assists and two steals and just one turnover.

It was a solid game for a solid player who is averaging 9.7 points, 4.89 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

Harris has played in 22 games for the Magic since coming over mid-season from the Milwaukee Bucks. He’s at 15.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for the Magic while averaging 35.2 minutes per game. He only averaged 11.6 minutes per game in 28 contests with the Bucks.

His shooting, which is 43.4 percent with the Magic, was better Sunday than it has been in previous games. Harris just wants to keep the hot streak going and end on a high note for the Magic.

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