Mavericks start fast to cruise past Magic
DAL was led by Dirk Nowitzki with 33 pts, 10 rebs, and 8 asts; Josh Howard 25 pts; Jason Terry 14 pts; and Devin Harris 13 pts. JNelson led the Magic with 23 pts, 5 asts; HTurkoglu 17 pts; and GHill and DHoward each with 15 pts. KDooling led the reserves with just 9 pts in 31 minutes.
DAL (43 of 77, 55.8%) dominated the Magic (27 of 61, 44.3%) from the floor, outscoring them 94-61. DAL connected on 8 of 21 3 pters, while the Magic were 7 of 13. The Magic (34 of 47) had the advantage at the FT line over DAL (17 of 20). DAL outrebounded the Magic 35-31. DAL had the superior AST/TO ratio of 26/7, while the Magic were 15/12. The Magic bench was outscored by the DAL bench 26-18.
DAL showed the Magic why they have the best record in the NBA, as DAL dominated the game and most of the statistical categories; DAL has been doing that to many teams, so the Magic aren't alone. The schedule eases up a bit for the Magic with 2 games against ATL and a game against MIL in the next week.