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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Magic trounce Chinese All Stars

The Magic players who saw limited or no game action against CLE saw plenty of action against the Chinese All Stars, and for the most part looked pretty impressive as the Magic ran out to a 25 pt halftime lead and cruised to a 116-92 victory.

Carlos Arroyo, who came off the bench and played more than 35 mins, had a stellar game with 25 pts (9 of 15 FGs), 9 asts, and just 1 TO. Hedo Turkoglu added 17 pts and Dwight Howard 12 pts in limited action. James Augustine made a strong bid to make the final roster with 14 pts and 7 rebs. Marcin Gortat, who is battling Augustine for one of the final roster spots, added 8 pts and 6 rebs. J.J. Redick had his second straight poor shooting game, scoring just 6 pts on 2 of 9 FGs.

The Magic shot the ball much better than they did against CLE, shooting 44 of 80 (55%), and 9 of 22 from 3 pt range (40.9%). They had an AST/TO ratio of 21/12.

Magic wind up their overseas trip with another game against CLE on SAT.

3 Comments:

  • At 8:18 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    As long as we keep playing the right way we'll keep putting up these kinda numbers,we look like were gonna average well over a 100 pts per game this year.

     
  • At 9:57 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    There are 17 on the roster right now, Smith has indicated he wants to keep 14 with an open spot.

    Kevin Kruger and Torell Martin are probably not going to make it. (Martin is not on the China trip roster) That leaves a possibility of cutting one of Bo Outlaw, Gortat or Augustine.

     
  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    James Augustine isn't going to make it in the NBA.

    He does have a soft touch from the outside, and that is pretty much what he has going for him.

    Now, I know he's nervous out there, being that he's actually getting some playing time, but he just doesn't show the desire. I've seen more out of Gortat in a lot less time played.

    Funny thing is, he reminds me of a smaller, weaker, less talented version of Darko. There is just something wrong with how he carries himself.

    A player can make mistakes, fine. But when you're fighting for a career, you got to go out there and play your butt off, and he just doesn't seem to understand that.

    The Magic would be better off keeping Bo Outlaw for another season. As the last player off the bench, he showed he can still be far more productive. Beyond that, Bo is just a great person to have around, in the locker room, around the younger players, and in the community...

    Martin is already done. Kruger will be done shortly. Augustine gets my last vote.

     

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