Despite missing two starters, the Knicks erased an early 17-point deficit to tie the Orlando Magic midway through the final quarter.
That's when Nikola Vucevic took over.
Vucevic scored 34 points, eight straight in a decisive 10-0 fourth-quarter run, and the Magic beat the Knicks 105-100 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
With the score tied at 85 midway through the fourth quarter, Vucevic made a short basket, a three-point play and a 3-point shot in succession to give the Magic the lead for good.
"Throughout the game I [felt] good. In the fourth quarter, I know it's a time when we need to win a game. We needed to close the game," Vucevic said....