LAKELAND, Fla. — Affiliate player Rodney Purvis scored 22 points and tallied 5 steals to lead the Lakeland Magic over the Central Division leading Wisconsin Herd with a 109-104 final score.
Assignment player Wesley Iwundu scored 16 points and coralled 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the year. Two-way player Jamel Artis had 17 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. Orlando Magic Assignment player Khem Birch had 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. Affiliate player Troy Caupain added 15 points. Two-way player Adreian Payne had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
Cliff Alexander led the Herd in scoring and had a double-double off the bench with 18 points and 12 rebounds. James Young (league leader in PPG at 29.6), and Jarvis Summers both contributed 17 points.
The Magic had 16 steals on the night, their highest total of the season, which contributed towards 21 fast break points. The Magic were also strong from the free throw line shooting 89.7% (26-29).