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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Magic stun GS in OT thriller to move record to 16-4

In a game that the Magic (16-4, 11-2 road) led throughout, only to see GS (9-8. 3-5 home) come back late in the final qtr to take a 3 pt lead, the Magic were able to send the game into OT in a heart-stopping final minute of regulation, and took over in the OT for a fantastic 123-117 victory over a team that had won 9 of its previous 10 games.

Seven players scored in double figures for the Magic, including three players with over 20 pts. JNelson, after an awful game against the Lakers, had a great game with 22 pts (9 of 18 FGs), 11 asts, 8 rebs, and just 1 TO; KBogans also had 22 pts (9 of 12 FGs); RLewis 20 pts (7 of 14 FGs); DHoward 18 pts (5 of 10 FGs), 23 rebs, 7 blocks, but 9 TOs; HTurkoglu 17 pts (7 of 21 FGs); MEvans off the bench with 11 pts, and KDooling also off the bench with 10 pts.

Seven players also scored in double figures for GS, led by Stephen Jackson's 25 pts, all after halftime. Monta Ellis added 22 pts with 12 rebs, and Baron Davis 19 pts (6 of 23 FGs) 9 asts.

The statistical breakdown:

FG... ORL 45 of 94 (47.9%) GS 42 of 111 (37.8%) ORL 101 GS 93
3 PT FG... ORL 11 of 25 (44%) GS 9 of 40 (22.5%)
FT... GS 24 of 31 (77.4%) ORL 22 of 32 (68.8%)
REBS... ORL 54 GS 54
AST/TO... GS 28/15 ORL 28/19
BENCH... ORL 24 GS 24

The Magic end the 5 game west coast road swing at a terrific 4-1, and are proving themselves as a top NBA team. They finally get a break in the schedule with only 2 games in the next 7 days, both home games, starting FRI against IND.

4 Comments:

  • At 3:27 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    A great, great, win for the Magic!

    It was a total team effort for sure. What a turnaround game for JNelson after the horrible game he had against the Lakers; what a clutch effort by DHoward at the FT line in the final minute of regulation. MEvans is making the Ariza trade look better and better every game.

    Baron Davis, who usually torches the Magic, scored 19 pts but on just 6 of 23 FGs.

    I was worried the Magic might run out of steam in the OT, but GS shot just 2 of 9 FGs in the OT and the Magic wound up pulling away, even though the Magic shot just 1 of 5 FTs in the OT.

    Both teams combined to shoot 65 3 pt FG attempts! The Magic's better FG% (48% to 38%) wound up being the difference in the game.

    The 19 TOs by the Magic, including the 9 TOs by Howard, need to be cleaned up, but so many positives came out of this win for the Magic.

    Enjoy the three day break, guys... you deserve it!

     
  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    I was in Portland, OR last night and somehow got the Golden State AM broadcast in the car for the first quarter. The Warriors broadcast team is just in awe of Howard and the play of the Magic. Good times.

     
  • At 11:46 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    WOW! What can you say,i was sure the magic had lost the game went they went down by four,but this team never quits! Not only do we have weapons,but their all clutch three point shooters to boot,even the guys off the bench can hit timely three's. 123 points,who wouldve thought we wouldve played our best game at the end of the trip,WOW! GOOOOO MAGIC!!!!!!!

     
  • At 5:04 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    Guys, good times rolling. It is a pity that my assignment would not come to an end soon. I guess I would be forced to pay for satellite cost if my institution is not willing to provide it to me.

     

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