Magic make it 2 in a row on road trip with win over SEA
DHoward led the way for the Magic with 24 pts 12 rebs, on perfect 8 of 8 shooting. He was the only starter to score in double figures, but the bench did their usual stellar job, led by CArroyo with 16 pts and DMilicic with 14 pts. Ray Allen scored 21 and Rashard Lewis 18 for SEA, but only one other player, Johan Petro with 13 pts, scored in double figures.
The Magic (34 of 67, 50.7%) outscored SEA (31 of 80, 38.8%) from the floor 70-68. The Magic (24 of 33, 72.7%) had the edge at the FT line over SEA (16 of 17, 94.1%). Magic won the rebounding battle 40-35. Both teams had similar assist/turnover ratios, with the Magic at 21-17 and SEA at 18-14. The Magic reserves dominated, outscoring the SEA bench 48-17.
Even though Dwight was the only starter to score in double figures, the bench did a great job in coming to the rescue, as 4 reserves saw over 20 minutes of playing time. Great job by the Magic in holding down two high-scoring teams in UT and SEA. Brian Hill deserves some credit for this too, and for good player rotation. It's on to Portland FRI night.