MEXICO CITY — Following the Orlando Magic completed a two-game sweep of the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz at Mexico, shooting Protector Evan Fournier poked fun at Doing This despite little Reinforcement from the Regional crowds.

“Yeahwe believed more support tonight,” Fournier said after Saturday’s 96-89 win over the Jazz at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico. “However, I did get booed at the line at the finish of the game. I think fans simply wanted an in depth game,” he added, smiling.

The Bulls, with the lion’s share of fans, Saturday’s match up drew more cheers through the duration of the game to the Jazz, though its Thursday opponent Orlando expected to watch. Or maybe it had been Donovan Mitchell repping the Mexican national soccer team before and after the game with a customized jersey with”Spida,” his nick name and the quantity 45.

“I suspended as well as other teams [during the World Cup], but all of them lost,” Mitchell joked. “I was their bad-luck allure”

Despite the comparative cold-shoulder out of básquetbol followers at Mexico, Magic coach Steve Clifford is confident that his team’s performances can garner the team more encourage south of the border. “Oh, yeah, winning will always do this,” Clifford said on Wednesday before his team practiced prior to its match up with the Bulls.



Nikola Vucevic simplifies the win for the Magic.

Through it all, the Magic did get roars from the audiences in both the games. On Saturday, centre Nikola Vucevic elicited a huge cheer using a robust blocked shot, while copy shooting guard Terrence Ross got them out of the seats with a pivotal 3 pointer at the next half.

Both games also represented a number of the audiences the Magic have seen all season. While Saturday’s saw 20,011 20,021 ticketholders were drawn by thursday’s game. Prior to all those games, Orlando’s largest home crowd was 19,249 on Nov. 17 against the LosAngeles Lakers.

Orlando’s foray to Mexico helped prevent its three-game skid. “It was a fantastic business trip,” said Clifford. “However, we need to get better at winning games at home, in Orlando.”


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