The Lakers had six players score in double figures, led by
Lin's three-point basket with 24 seconds left in the game put an exclamation point on the victory.
With the win, the Lakers' record improved to 12-25. The Magic lost their fifth consecutive game and fell to 13-26.
The Lakers next play the
Lakers 73, Magic 67 (end of third quarter)
The Lakers maintained the lead, but their shooting accuracy dropped and Orlando refused to fade.
After shooting 42% from the floor in the first half, the Lakers were 28 for 70 (40%) by the end of the third quarter, while Orlando was shooting 42.4%.
But the Lakers far outrebounded the Magic, 43 to 28, with
Lakers 54, Magic 45 (halftime)
The Lakers maintained the lead at halftime with the help of three-point baskets late in the second quarter by Jeremy Lin and Ryan Kelly.
For Kelly, it was his third three-pointer of the game and he continued to lead the Lakers in scoring with 11 points. Lin had eight points in the first half.
The Lakers overall shot 21 for 50 (42%) from the floor in the half, while Orlando – which entered the game having lost their last four consecutive games – shot 15 for 50 (37.5%).
Lakers 29, Magic 20 (end of first quarter)
Forward Ryan Kelly, making only his second start of the season, sparked the Lakers early with a pair of three-point baskets and he led the team in scoring for the quarter with eight points.
Jordan Hill added six points and