Credit: USA Today Sports-Scanpix
Credit USA Today Sports-Scanpix

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Orlando Magic, 101-100 (28-17, 21-23, 32-24, 20-36), at the Amway Center in Orlando, improving to 2-2 in the preseason, while the hosts fall to 0-3.

Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 18 points (8/12 FGs) and five rebounds, while Lonnie Walker IV added 16 points and five assists in the victory.

The Spurs built a double-digit lead early on, which came up to 17 points (81-64) after their excellent third quarter. The Magic stormed back thanks to Mo Bamba and Terrence Ross, even tied the game at 98 apiece, but couldn't take the lead since Bates-Diop hit a three to make it 101-98 for San Antonio.

Bamba amassed 16 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks and 8/14 FGs, while Ross tallied 20 points and 2 steals for the Magic in the losing effort.

The Chicago Bulls got a hard-fought win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-101 (28-27, 24-25, 27-23, 23-26), improving to 3-0 in the preseason, while their opponents fell to 1-3.

The Cavs were leading by four (95-99) with 01'41'' to go, but Dotson and Dosunmu combined for 7 points when Kevin Pangos turned the ball over and missed a three-point shot which could have tied the game at the buzzer.

DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Bulls with 23 points and Lonzo Ball amassed 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks.

Evan Mobley tallied 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks for the Cavaliers. Lauri Markkanen logged 18 points.

Cedi Osman also stood out with 11 points on 5/8 FGs, while Kevin Pangos had 6 points on 2/9 FGs and 6 assists in 25 minutes.

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