Nuggets fall to Magic in Gordon’s first Orlando game since trade

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Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo (7) drives around Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (50) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Cole Anthony scored 24 points, Wendell Carter Jr. added 18 points and the Orlando Magic rallied from an early 16-point deficit to defeat the Denver Nuggets 108-103 and end their seven-game losing streak.

The Magic took their first lead of the night at 106-103 when rookie Franz Wagner drilled a step-back 3-pointer with 1:45 to play.

The Magic’s rally ruined the return of Nuggets’ forward Aaron Gordon, who played at the Amway Center for the first time since Orlando traded him to Denver on March 28.

Gordon scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had three thunderous dunks.

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