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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Magic hang tough, but lose close one to DAL

The Magic (17-9, 12-4 road) came within a KDooling 3 pt FG attempt of tying the game on the final shot, but just missed and DAL (17-9) hung on to defeat the Magic 111-108.

Five players scored in double figures for the Magic, led by HTurkoglu with 26 pts (10 of 14 FG), 6 rebs; DHoward 22 pts (9 of 16 FGs), 13 rebs; RLewis 15 pts (6 of 12 FGs), 8 rebs; JNelson 13 pts (5 of 13 FGs), 5 asts; and KDooling off the bench with 10 pts.

DAL had four players in double figures, led by Dirk Nowitzki with 31 pts, 11 rebs. Jerry Stackhouse added 21 pts off the bench.

The statistical breakdown:

FGs... ORL 44 of 84 (52.4%) DAL 42 of 80 (52.5%) ORL 93 DAL 88
3 PT FGs... ORL 5 of 14 (35.7%) DAL 4 of 16 (25%)
FTs... DAL 23 of 25 (92%) ORL 15 of 20 (75%)
REBS... DAL 41 ORL 37
AST/TO... DAL 27/8 ORL 20/7
BENCH... DAL 35 ORL 23

The Magic's Howard scored 16 pts in the 1st qtr, but was held to just 6 pts the rest of the way.

Quote from Magic coach Stan Van Gundy after the game: "We don't guard anybody,"

2 Comments:

  • At 5:04 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The Magic certainly played well enough offensively to win (shooting 52% FGs, 75% FTs, and a really good AST/TO ratio of 20/7), but not defensively, as DAL did everything just a little bit better offensively to win.

    The Magic need to toughen up defensively and they will start winning again; at least they showed a heart in this game.

     
  • At 2:31 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    If defense wins championships,then i'd like to see our best defenders get more action. Keyon should be starting,jameer just isnt able to challenge jump shots effectively. Anytime harris elevated,jameer basically just watched to see if he missed without really getting a hand in his face. As it has been in the last three games,it's evident when keyon comes in the game our defense becomes solid.

     

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