Gators in the NBA: Speights helps Magic dust Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson, Marreese Speights
Orlando Magic's Marreese Speights passes over Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson in the first half of an NBA game, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Marreese Speights came off the bench and scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in 18 minutes of action for the Orlando Magic in a 114-93 road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

It was the third game of the season for Orlando (2-1), which won at home on opening night against the Heat and fell to the Nets on Friday night in Brooklyn.

Speights didn’t see the floor at all in Orlando’s opener and played sparingly in the loss to the Nets, but he got a chance to show what he could do when Aaron Gordon went down with an ankle injury in the first game of the season. Gordon is expected to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday and could mean Speights finds himself buried on the bench.

Around the NBA, Bradley Beal scored 25 points in each of his first two games this season for Washington (2-0). Beal showed better shot selection in the second game as he upped his field goal percentage to 50 percent, up from 35 percent the game before. Beal is also averaging five rebounds and four assists through two games.

Al Horford just missed a double-double in the Boston Celtics’ (1-2) first win of the season in a game against the 76ers on Friday. Horford had 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes against the Sixers.

Chandler Parsons came off the bench for 15 minutes of game action in each of Memphis’ (2-0) first two games and is averaging seven points through two games.

Dorian Finney-Smith gave the Dallas Mavericks (0-3) 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting on Friday against the Sacramento Kings. Finney-Smith’s career-high came last season against the Kings when he scored 17.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Boston Celtics
Al Horford (C)
Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (F)
Los Angeles Lakers
Corey Brewer (F)
Memphis Grizzlies
Chandler Parsons (F)
Miami Heat
Udonis Haslem (F)
New York Knicks
Joakim Noah (C)
Orlando Magic 
Marreese Speights (F)
Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal (G)
Devin Robinson (F)