Paolo Banchero led the Orlando Magic (30-25) to a decisive 118-100 win against the injury-riddled New York Knicks (33-22), scoring 36 points alongside Franz Wagner, who added 21 points.

Facing a Knicks team depleted by injuries and playing with only nine players, the Magic capitalized on their advantage.

Despite a strong individual effort from Jalen Brunson, who tallied 33 points and six assists for the Knicks, the team struggled to contain Banchero and the Magic’s offensive onslaught, resulting in their fourth consecutive loss.

Precious Achiuwa contributed 23 points and 14 points for New York in game-high 43 minutes of play.

The Knicks faced significant roster challenges, missing six players, including Julius Randle. Meanwhile, the Magic also dealt with roster limitations, with guards Jalen Suggs, Markelle Fultz, and Gary Harris unavailable for the game.