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Monday, October 20, 2008

Magic free throws in final seconds help beat Atlanta

After Atlanta pulled to within a point of the Magic in the final 30 seconds, the Magic hit five free throws and were able to hold off the Hawks 109-103 in Atlanta, moving their preseason record to 5-1.

Leading Scorers:

Starters

Dwight Howard: 29 points (8 of 14 field goals), 11 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Rashard Lewis: 25 points (8 of 16 field goals), 8 rebounds, 3 steals
Keith Bogans: 12 points (2 of 3 three pointers), 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Reserves

Courtney Lee: 13 points (6 of 12 field goals), 4 rebounds

Key Game Stats

FG%: ATL 47.4% (36 of 76) ORL 47.3% (35 of 74)
3 PT FG%: ORL 52.9% (9 of 17) ATL 31.6% (6 of 19)
FT% ATL 83.3% (25 of 30) ORL 76.9% (30 of 39)
REB: ORL 39 ATL 38
AST/TO: ATL 25/18 ORL 21/15
BENCH: ATL 31 ORL 26

Other key game stats and notes:

-Five Hawks scored in double figures, led by Joe Johnson's 26 points
-Keith Bogans started in place of Hedo Turkoglu (groin) and played 39 minutes
-Four other Magic players played at least 32 minutes (Howard, Lewis, Lee, and Anthony Johnson)
-Tony Battie, Brian Cook, Adonal Foyle, J.J. Redick and Jeremy Richardson also did not play
-Howard attempted a whopping 22 free throws, making 13
-Howard also committed 7 turnovers
-Subtracting Howard's misses at the line, the Magic were a perfect 17 of 17
-Johnson, in almost 33 minutes, had an 8 to 1 assist/turnover ratio
-Courtney Lee had a much better game than he did on Saturday and added 3 assists and 2 steals to his 13 points and 4 rebounds
-Jameer Nelson (8 points) and Mickael Pietrus (9 points) played only a combined 36 minutes

For the complete box score, click here

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