Magic win easily, but face DET in playoffs
The Magic (40-42, 25-16 home) broke open a close game in the third quarter and coasted to a 94-68 win. All 12 players scored for the Magic, led by GHill with 17 pts, HTurkoglu with 15 pts, and DHoward 12 pts, 14 rebs. JRedick added 10 pts off the bench.
The Magic (35 of 79, 44.3%) outscored MIA (26 of 69, 37.7%) 76-56. The Magic hit on 6 of 17 3 pt FGs, while MIA was 4 of 13 from long range. The Magic (18 of 29) had the edge at the FT line over MIA (12 of 14). The Magic dominated the boards 52-31. The Magic had a very good AST/TO ratio of 23/9, compared to 16/15 for MIA. Both benches scored 38 pts apiece.
Magic play in the playoffs for the first time in 4 seasons, starting this weekend in DET.