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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Magic set road mark in easy win over Bucks

The Magic (47-27, 24-13 road) set the all-time franchise record for most road wins in a season with their 24th road win as they cruised to a 103-86 win over MIL (24-47), who was without starting C Andrew Bogut due to a broken nose suffered in their previous game. The Magic had a 17 pt halftime lead and extended it to a 24 pt lead after three qtrs.

The Magic had six players in double figures, led by DHoward with 25 pts (7 of 12 FGs), 11 rebs; RLewis 16 pts (6 of 15 FGs), 7 rebs; CArroyo, starting in place of JNelson, 13 pts (4 of 7 FGs), 9 asts; HTurkoglu 12 pts (4 of 13 FGs), 7 rebs but 5 TOs; and MEvans 10 pts (4 of 8 FGs); 6 rebs. BCook led the reserves with 12 pts (4 of 7 FGs). JRedick played well in his 4 minutes, with 6 pts on 3 of 3 FGs.

MIL had 5 players in double figures, led by Charlie Villanueva's 18 pts. Sharpshooting G Michael Redd scored just 7 pts on 3 of 16 FGs.

The statistical breakdown:

FGs... ORL 35 of 79 (44.3%) MIL 35 of 102 (34.3%) ORL 80 MIL 73
3 PT FGs... ORL 10 of 28 (35.7%) MIL 3 of 12 (25%)
FTs... ORL 23 of 30 (76.7%) MIL 13 of 18 (72.2%)
REBs... MIL 59 (25 offensive) ORL 44 (8 Offensive)
AST/TO... ORL 18/14 MIL 15/12
BENCH... MIL 39 ORL 27

The Magic have won 15 of their last 21 games. All but one of those wins have been in double figures. In those 15 wins, the Magic are averaging 110.7 ppg while allowing 94.3 ppg. The Magic have not won a game decided by less than 9 pts since a 6 pt win over PHI on FEB 2nd. Next game is TUE as the Magic host one of the toughest teams in the West, the NO Hornets.

Recapping the month of March, the Magic finished the month at 10-4. They were 7-3 at home, and 3-1 on the road. They were 4-3 against teams who are currently above .500, and 6-1 against teams who are currently below .500. They are 8 games ahead of WAS in the SE, with their Magic Number down to two for clinching the division.


  • At 1:33 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Good win for the guys to close out the month, except for the 25 offensive rebs by the Bucks and just 8 for the Magic, and the Bucks were without starting C Andrew Bogut. Good thing the Bucks shot just 34%, otherwise the game would have been a lot closer.

    All the Magic starters played well; nice game from Arroyo starting in place of Nelson, and Cook finally came alive off the bench with a good game after struggling in several games.

    Looking forward to the game against NO on Tuesday to see how the Magic fare against another top West team; Magic beat them 95-88 back in NOV.

  • At 2:12 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Gotta like what the team is doing right now. Setting all-time marks,beating sub-par teams,playing winning basketball against good teams and i could list other things they are doing well too. I'm kinda hoping we do get toronto in the first round though,anytime i've ever heard a team say they dont want to play a specific team in the first round,they usually lose to the team they wind up playing. I'm under the impression that if your good enough to advance,it will happen against any opponent,regular season doesnt matter because now you can focus on one team per round and game-plan specific players which is hard to do during the season with games being played so quick.


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