Paolo Banchero returned with a vengeance, guiding the Orlando Magic (34-26) to a 115-107 victory over the Utah Jazz (27-33).

Banchero, back in action after a brief absence due to illness, dominated with 29 points and nine rebounds. Jalen Suggs added 15 points, while Wagner brothers each contributed 14.

Despite a valiant effort from the Jazz, led by John Collins (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Keyonte George (19 points, 9 assists), Orlando’s resilience and determination proved too much to overcome. Collin Sexton contributed 19 points, while Lauri Markkanen added 18.

The absence of Walker Kessler, Utah’s defensive anchor, left a noticeable void in the paint, allowing Orlando to dominate the rebounding battle.