Bench leads Magic to big win over Cavs
Four players off the Magic bench scored in double figures, led by CArroyo (17 pts), KDooling (13 pts), BOutlaw (12 pts), and Darko (11 pts). Only one Magic starter, TBattie, scored in double figures (13 pts). Overall, the Magic bench scored 67 pts, compared to just 12 for CLE. LeBron James scored 25 pts to lead CLE, but shot just 9 of 22.
The Magic outscored the Cavs from the field 87-57 on solid 57.5% shooting. The Cavs shot just 34.2%. The Magic shot 75% from the FT line (15 of 20). They outrebounded CLE 44-36, and had a good assist-to-turnover ratio of 22-12, while the Cavs had a poor ratio of 11 assists to 15 TOs. How about the play of our point guards, Nelson and Arroyo, who combined for 13 assists and just 1 TO. And it was a blast from the past by Bo Outlaw, whose effort against CLE resembled that of the "Heart and Hustle" team from 2000.
Really good win by the Magic over a solid playoff team. Hopefully we can see efforts like that for the remainder of the season.