Paolo Banchero DROPS 1st Career TRIPLE-DOUBLE In Comeback W! 😤| January 5, 2024

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The Orlando Magic outscored the Denver Nuggets, 68-53 in the second half, as they snap a 3-game losing streak and defeat Denver 122-120. Paolo Banchero tallied the first triple-double of his career with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists as Jalen Suggs had a career-high 27 points and 7 3PT FG. Cole Anthony tallied 23 points for Orlando as well. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 29 points (13-19 FG), 4 rebounds, and 8 assists while Jamal Murray added 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists. The Magic move to 20-15 while the Nuggets move to 25-12.

Paolo Banchero becomes the sixth player in Magic history to record a 30-point triple-double, joining:

Nikola Vucevic (2x)
Dwight Howard
Tracy McGrady
Penny Hardaway
Nick Anderson

At 21 years and 54 days old, he’s the youngest player in franchise history to do this.