DeQuan Jones impresses in loss to the Spurs

CHICAGO — Rookie DeQuan Jones played one of his better games this season in the Orlando Magic's 98-84 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Jones scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting off the bench.

In one sequence, Jones intercepted an errant Spurs pass, drove the length of the floor and made a finger-roll layup as he was fouled by Gary Neal. The bucket and the ensuing free throw cut San Antonio's lead to 17-16 with 4:00 left in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Jones finished off a Magic fastbreak with a right-handed dunk that elicited a few gasps from Spurs fans inside AT&T Center.

"Coach came in and said that the teams that come in here and are successful and give themselves a chance are most times the aggressors," Jones said.

Jones is at his best in space and when he attacks the rim, but he also is showing some improvement on his jump shot.

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