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Friday, October 12, 2007

Magic impressive in rout of Heat

With several key players sitting out for both teams, six players scored in double figures for the Magic in an easy 103-69 win over MIA, who was without Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal, Penny Hardaway, and Jason Williams. The Magic was without Rashard Lewis, Trevor Ariza, and Keyon Dooling.

The Magic were led by reserve J.J. Redick, who continues his deadeye shooting with 19 pts on 5 of 6 FGs (3 of 3 3 pt FGs). All five starters scored in double figures, led by Hedo Turkoglu with 14 pts (4 of 5 3 pt FGs). Pat Garrity (3 of 7 3 pt FGs) and Dwight Howard each scored 13 pts, with Howard adding 10 rebs and 8 blocks. Keith Bogans had 10 pts, 10 rebs; and Carlos Arroyo 10 pts, 7 asts along with 3 TOs.

The Magic shot well again from 3 pt range (13 of 23, 56.5%); they also shot well from the FT line, going 19 of 24 (79.2%); and dominated the boards 47-30. The Magic had 24 total assists, but were rather sloppy with 20 TOs.

The Magic leave for a long plane trip to China on Saturday, where they will play CLE and the Chinese National Team next week.


  • At 11:27 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    At least I was able to get the opposing team nickname right this time.

    The only negative in this game was the 20 TOs; I'm sure Coach Van Gundy would like to see that number down considerably; but with the different starting lineups and different player rotations each preseason game, it shouldn't be too much of a surprise with the high number of TOs.

    With Nelson's 2 asts and 1 TO in limited action, his AST/TO ratio is still an outstanding 20/3.

  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    "The use of the shot has rejuvenated shooting guard J.J. Redick. After his lost rookie season, he looks like the player who left Duke as the NCAA's career-leader in 3-pointers made. He has hit 9-of-14 3-pointers this preaseason for the Magic, including all three 3s against the Heat."

    That's an effective field goal percent of 13.5/14 or 96% for Redick this preseason. That's ridiculous (redick-ulous?)

  • At 2:49 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Makes you wonder why it was so hard to give the guy some playing time last season....

  • At 12:47 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Jameers assist totals coupled with dwight's block totals have made a big impression on me. Those two statistics say alot about the difference in style of play offensively and defensively!


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