The Orlando Magic defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 112-97 on Saturday night, despite a strong performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Paolo Banchero led the way for Orlando with 26 points, while Franz Wagner added 24. The Magic took the lead in the first quarter and never looked back, building a lead of up to 21 points. Jalen Suggs contributed 20 points, and Moritz Wagner scored 19 off the bench. Orlando dominated the offensive glass, outscoring the Bucks 22-4 in second-chance points.
In another game, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 118-110 in San Francisco. Caris LeVert led the Cavaliers with 22 points off the bench, while Dean Wade hit two crucial 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, and Evan Mobley also scored in double figures for Cleveland. Stephen Curry had a game-high 30 points for the Warriors, but struggled from beyond the arc, shooting just 4-for-14 on 3-pointers. Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins also reached double digits in scoring for Golden State.
The Boston Celtics secured a 117-94 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Jaylen Brown led the way for Boston with 29 points, while Jayson Tatum added 27. Brown scored 21 of his points in the second half. Pascal Siakam was the top scorer for the Raptors with 17 points, and five other players reached double figures in scoring for Toronto.
In the final game mentioned, the Miami Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 117-109. Bam Adebayo had a dominant performance for Miami, scoring 26 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. stepped up in the absence of Tyler Herro, scoring a season-high 20 points. Jimmy Butler was absent from the game due to a personal family issue. Trae Young led the Hawks with 27 points and 11 assists, while Dejounte Murray added 23 points.
Overall, it was an eventful night in the NBA, with several teams securing important victories.
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