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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Magic sweep China trip with victory over Cavs

The Magic improved their preseason mark to 5-1 with their 5th win in a row, and 3rd win in China, with a 100-84 victory over CLE. A 29-15 edge in the 4th qtr helped the Magic pull away, as both teams' stars, LeBron James and Dwight Howard, sat out the 4th.

Six players scored in double figures for the Magic, including all 5 starters. Howard (6 of 8 FGs) had 17 pts in just 23 mins, Pat Garrity (6 of 10 FGs) and Keith Bogans (5 of 7 FGs) each added 14 pts, Jameer Nelson (5 of 9 FGs) and Hedo Turkoglu (4 of 8 FGs) had 13 pts. Reserve J.J. Redick, after struggling the last two games, had a much better game with 14 pts (5 of 10 FGs). Adonal Foyle chipped in with 8 pts, 6 rebs.

The Magic continue to shoot the ball well, hitting 35 of 65 FGs (53.8%), including 9 of 15 from 3 pt range. They shot 21 of 32 from the FT line (65.6%), and had a 21/15 AST/TO ratio. They were outrebounded by CLE 42-35.

Rashard Lewis, Trevor Ariza, and Keyon Dooling all continue to nurse injuries, and did not play.

2 Comments:

  • At 6:11 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I'm in Las Vegas until next Thursday... had a chance to catch bits and pieces of the game out here on ESPN2.

    Very encouraging to see the Magic shoot so well, and getting a lot of 3 pt FG attempts. I really like what I see of the new-look offense... the players seem to be adapting really well, which they should, since it fits the team so much better than Brian Hill's stale, slow-down offense.

    Can't wait to see what the Magic look like when Rashard Lewis and Trevor Ariza get healthy; also Keyon Dooling. Hope they're all close to 100% by opening night.

     
  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    I just came back from a 10-day trip overseas and am pleasantly surprised with how well Magic is doing considering that a couple of top players are are still out with injuries. In all honesty, I did not expect the team to adapt so quickly and buy into the new offensive system. Mike said it best that the new offense fits the team so much better than Brian Hill's deliberately stale offense.

     

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