At Last! A road win for the Magic
JNelson (19 pts 7 assists) led the way. DHoward (15 pts 19 rebs 4 blocks) had a huge game. TAriza off the bench had a double double (11 pts 11rebs). CArroyo (16 pts 5 assists 4 steals), KDooling (12 pts), Darko (11 pts), and TBattie (10 pts) all had good games. The Magic did a terrific job on Allen Iverson, holding him to 17 pts on just 4 of 19 shooting. Chris Webber had 23 pts 15 rebs, and Kyle Korver 18 off the bench.
The Magic dominated the game statistically. They outscored PHI from the field 82-70 on sizzling 56.3% shooting. PHI shot just 38.3%. ORL outscored PHI from the FT line 20-16 on 76.9% FT shooting. PHI shot 69.6% from the line. The Magic dominated the boards 47-33, and passed the ball well with 24 assists. The only negative was 20 Magic TOs, while PHI had 13 TOs. The Magic bench outscored the Sixer bench 50-28.
Good job by the Magic playing spoiler against a team fighting to make the playoffs. Another huge game for our point guards, who combined for 35 pts and 12 assists, in addition to Dwight's big game. The Magic have shown how promising the future could look with the way they have played in their last few games.