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Markelle Fultz produced 14 points (6-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) five assists, one rebound and one block across 32 minutes in Saturday's Game 5 118-104 loss to the Bucks.
Fultz scored double figures in four of five games during the playoff series. He buried a triple in all five contests. The 22-year-old had his best season under the Magic. Fultz averaged 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.5 triples across 72 games in 2019-20.
Markelle Fultz put up 15 points (6-15 FG, 2-4 3PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, and seven assists over 31 minutes of play Monday.
Fultz bounced back a bit from a rough Game 3 outing but he hasn't shown enough to be considered in most playoff fantasy formats.
Point guard Markelle Fultz played 25 minutes and scored 11 points on 4-11 shooting in a 111-96 loss to the Bucks. Fultz also managed three assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover.
Fultz was unable to control the Magic's offense, losing minutes and posting less assists (3) than D.J. Augustin (5) in Orlando's Game 2 loss to Milwaukee. Expect the 22-year old point guard to retain his starting role based on averaging 45 percent from the field versus Augustin's dismal 18 percent.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Magic head coach Steve Clifford said he will shift Markelle Fultz back into the starting lineup for the NBA playoffs.
Fultz came off the bench for the Magic in 7-out-8 seeding games in Orlando, drawing the start in their last game. Coach Clifford said that inserting Fultz back in the starting lineup was “all planned out beforehand,” but needed to regain his conditioning as a result of testing positive for COVID-19 in early July. With news of Fultz re-joining the starting unit, it should bode well for his fantasy production, though he faces a tough Bucks defense in their first-round matchup beginning on Tuesday.
Markelle Fultz posted a full-line off the bench Sunday, scoring 16 points (7-18 FG, 0-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) with six rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block, and three turnovers in 32 minutes.
Fultz was really impressive Sunday after struggling to find his groove thus far in the re-start. He played much better than starter D.J. Augustin tonight and it could be just a matter of time before Steve Clifford decides to go with Fultz as his starting point guard. He'll look to build on his performance tonight when the Magic take on the Nets Tuesday.