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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Magic win low-scoring affair over POR

The Magic (13-3, 8-1 road), despite having only two players in double figures, were able to outscore POR (5-9) by ten pts in the fourth qtr and began their five game west coast swing with a 85-74 victory.

The Magic were led by HTurkoglu with 21 pts (9 of 17 FGs) and RLewis with 20 pts (6 of 15 FGs), 6 rebs. DHoward had his worst scoring game of the season with 9 pts (4 of 10 FG), but grabbed 14 rebs with 3 blocks. Three players scored 8 pts: JNelson (4 of 8 FGs) with 6 asts; KBogans (3 of 9 FGs); and AFoyle off the bench (3 of 9 FGs) with 10 rebs. MEvans, subbing in place of Keyon Dooling, who was unavailable, scored 7 pts (2 of 6 FGs). LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 pts to lead POR.

The statistical breakdown:

FG... ORL 33 of 80 (41.2%) POR 32 of 81 (39.5%) ORL 73 POR 67
3 PT FGs... ORL 7 of 27 (25.9%) POR 3 of 15 (20%)
FTs... ORL 12 of 17 (70.6%) POR 7 of 13 (53.8%)
REBS... ORL 49 POR 39
AST/TO... ORL 19/14 POR 18/12
BENCH... POR 23 ORL 19

Magic started out slow in this game, scoring just 17 1st qtr pts and trailing by 10, but were able to come back and tie by the half and pulled away in the 4th. The Magic became the first NBA team with 13 wins, and have a day off before their next game WED at SEA.


  • At 1:49 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Nice to see the Magic are able to win a rather ugly game like that. Sometimes you gotta do that, especially on the road.

    I haven't heard why Dooling was unavailable for the game. He's played very well off the bench, so that was a key player missing for the Magic and they were still able to win. Mo Evans did alright in Dooling's place, playing 27 mins and scoring the 7 pts.

    Lewis is still struggling with his 3 pt shot, shooting just 2 of 8, but Turk had a good shooting game. Howard played well defensively, despite scoring just 9 pts.

    Nice job off the bench by Foyle, with 8 pts, 10 rebs in 16 mins, and CArroyo with 5 asts in 18 mins.

  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    Dooling had the flu.

    Howard's offense was limited by Portland doubling with a guard. Howard also didn't get many calls his way, but that is life on the road.

    Foyle was effective, but ugly.

    Arroyo took over the point near the end of the third and stayed in the game. Mo Evans played 27 minutes. Not sure if it was him, but Roy was forced to put up one off balance miss after another.

    Rashard was missing everything in the first half, then finally found his shot again.

    Turk is quite the player this year. Near the end of the game he was doubled off the left baseline, stepped between the two Blazers and dribbled for a layup. Then hit a three a minute later to seal the game. Right now he is a killer third scorer for the Magic.


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