LAS VEGAS — The Lakeland Magic edged out the Maine Red Claws 109-102 on Day One of the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase. Despite cutting the Magic’s lead to just three points with 1:30 remaining, the Red Claws late comeback came up short.
All five Lakeland starters scored in double figures with guard John Petrucelli netting a team-high 21 points. Two-way player Amile Jefferson grabbed 12 rebounds in addition to his 10 points and five assists, while Braian Angola-Rodas came off the bench for 15 points in the win.
Maine was led by two-way player PJ Dozier, who neared a triple-double with 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Fellow starting guard Justin Bibbs added 20 points and reserve Nick King scored 13 points to go along with 14 rebounds.
The Magic wraps up its trip to Las Vegas tomorrow with a matchup against the Santa Cruz Warriors at 7:30 p.m. PT on NBA TV. The Red Claws face the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Friday at 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPNU.