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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Big second quarter run helps lead Magic

Thanks to a 26-4 run in the second quarter, the Magic were able to build a 57-42 halftime lead over the Heat, and despite struggling offensively in the second half, held off the Heat and won their 4th preseason game in a row 100-92.

Leading scorers


Dwight Howard: 26 points (10 of 14 field goals), 16 rebounds, 2 blocks
Rashard Lewis: 21 points (8 of 17 field goals), 8 rebounds
Mickael Pietrus: 16 points (4 of 12 field goals), 7 rebounds
Jameer Nelson: 11 points (3 of 4 field goals), 4 assists


J.J. Redick: 14 points (4 of 5 3 point field goals), 4 rebounds

Key Game Stats

FG%: ORL 44.6% (33 of 74) MIA 41.0% (34 of 83)
3 PT FG%: ORL 33.3% (10 of 30) MIA 33.3% (8 of 24)
FT%: MIA 94.1% (16 of 17) ORL 24 of 36 (66.7%)
REB: ORL 48 MIA 45
AST/TO: ORL 19/18 MIA 18/18

Other game stats and notes:

-Heat superstar Dwayne Wade is rounding into form, with superb numbers of 29 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 steals
-With all the injuries the Magic are having, four of the five starters played at least 31 minutes, with Mickael Pietrus playing just under 40 minutes
-Pietrus was shifted to small forward to start in place of Hedo Turkoglu (groin), while rookie Courtney Lee started at shooting guard
-Lee shot just 1 of 8 and finished with 2 points in 26 minutes
-Pietrus struggled from the field, hitting just 1 of 8 3 point field goals
-J.J. Redick had a strong all-around game, and added 2 assists and a steal in addition to the 14 points and 4 rebounds
-Brian Cook did not grab a single rebound in 20 minutes
-Keith Bogans, in a tight battle with Redick for backup shooting guard, did not see any action
-Adonal Foyle, Dwayne Jones, and Jerome Richardson also did not see any action in addition to the injured Turkoglu, Tony Battie, and Mike Wilks, who is out for the season
-Howard made only 6 of his 13 free throw attempts
-Jameer Nelson took only 4 shots in just under 32 minutes and had a 4/1 assist/turnover ratio

For the complete box score, click here


  • At 12:09 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I know this is only the pre-season,but this team is so much better than last year's team. We have consistent shooters at every position now,some who are better than average defenders and the others are working to become better. Size,athletism and skill. No more keyon playing the SG! No more carlos slowing down the defense at PG! Pat did us a favor and retired! Mo evans was solid for the most part until the play-offs,but peitrus has easily shown he's a defensive upgrade.


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