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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Lackluster second half hurts Magic in loss to IND

The Magic, after scoring 32 pts in the first quarter, could only put up 51 the remaining three quarters in falling to the Pacers 93-83. Again, turnovers and poor FT shooting hurt the Magic.

AL Harrington had his best game of the season, leading IND with 32 pts. Danny Granger added 18 pts. Harrington and Granger combined to shoot 20 of 31 from the field. JNelson had his best all-around game for the Magic with 19 pts, 6 assists, and 2 TOs. GHill and DHoward added 17 apiece, but Dwight had an alarming 8 TOs. HTurkoglu had 12 pts, but only 2 after the first quarter. CArroyo led the reserves with 7 pts, and Darko added 5 pts.

The Magic (32 of 73; 43.8%) outscored IND (31 of 79; 39.2%) from the field 67-66. Magic were 3 of 5 from 3 pt range. IND had the solid edge at the FT line (IND 27 of 32, 84.4%; ORL 16 of 28, 57.1%). IND had a solid edge rebounding 45-34. IND had 20 assists to 16 TOs, while the Magic struggled with 15 assists and 20 TOs. The Magic reserves were outscored by the Pacer reserves 20-15.

This is the third game in the last four where the Magic have been held to the 80s. Magic have got to score way more than that to be successful. BHill chose not to give the reserves much playing time and not take advantage of the strong depth as every starter played at least 32 minutes (Battie 3 pts in 32 minutes). Magic had no answer for Harrington. After a promising start, a disappointing loss... on to MIN Saturday night.

5 Comments:

  • At 9:46 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    BSH was just straight up outcoached,harrington looked like an all-star because BSH chose to leave battie guarding him most of the game,no double teams came,and he (BSH) didnt chose to match-up with harrington untill 2:15 left in the fourth quarter,subbing in ariza for battie and finishing the game with a small line-up,that line-up all most got us back into the game,but it was way to late in the game to finally match up and think it will make a difference,turnovers never help,but if we're going to be consistently outcoached,we're a 500 ball club at best with this guy,sometime's i beleive BSH just wants to see who he can make look like an all-star.

     
  • At 1:08 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Excellent observation, Big Figure. May be Hill is getting paid bonuses based on locating all-star caliber players on the opposing teams.

     
  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger Sports on a Schtick said…

    Does Battie deserve all the minutes he's playing or is Hill just being stubborn?

     
  • At 4:42 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    HILL IS BEING STUBBORN...IS ANYONE REALLY SURPRISED? Although, maybe he isn't stubborn, maybe he's just an idiot.

     
  • At 7:23 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    When Darko was in, or when Trevor was guarding Harrington, he was not roaming so freely about the court. I am curious when Otis Smith is going to step in to correct Hill's moronic shortcomings?

     

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