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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Magic win final preseason game against Memphis

The Magic led by 20 points at halftime and quickly extended their lead in the third quarter before easing up and beat the Grizzlies 101-90 to finish the preseason at 6-1.

Leading Scorers


Hedo Turkoglu: 22 points (7 of 13 field goals), 8 rebounds, 4 assists
Rashard Lewis: 22 points (7 of 15 field goals), 6 rebounds
Dwight Howard: 11 points (7 of 10 free throws), 8 rebounds


J.J. Redick: 15 points (7 of 12 field goals)

Key Game Stats:

FG%: ORL 46.8% (36 of 77) MEM 43.1% (28 of 65)
3 PT FG%: ORL 36.0% (9 of 25) MEM 30% (3 of 10)
FT%: ORL 87% (20 of 23) MEM 73.8% (31 of 42)
REB: ORL 38 MEM 36
AST/TO: ORL 22/19 MEM 12/22

Other game stats and notes:

-Four Grizzlies scored in double figures, led by Darrel Arthur's 18 points
-Former Magic power forward Darko Milicic finished with 9 points, 5 rebounds
-Three Magic players played over 30 minutes (Jameer Nelson, Rashard Lewis, Hedo Turkoglu)
-Nelson wound up with a 7/0 assist/turnover ratio
-Backup point guard Anthony Johnson wound up with a 6/0 assist/turnover ratio in just 17 minutes
-For the second straight game, Magic were perfect from the free throw line outside of Dwight Howard
-Turkoglu (6 turnovers) and Howard (5 turnovers) combined for 11 turnovers
-J.J. Redick did well offensively in 27 minutes, but grabbed only one rebound and had only one assist
-Howard and Nelson each had three steals
-Marcin Gortat fouled out in just 15 minutes
-Tony Battie, Keith Bogans, Dwayne Jones, and Jeremy Richardson did not play

Magic have a week off before their first regular season game hosting Atlanta.

For the complete box score, click here


  • At 1:06 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Quote from Coach Van Gundy after the game regarding J.J. Redick:

    "I don't think there's any doubt that of the two-guards - of all our guards - he played the best."

    Van Gundy was not happy with the second half played by the Magic, calling it an "embarrassing display" and "dumb approach", and also called it "a real sign of immaturity."

    One week until opening night; will the Magic pick up a third point guard and did Redick do enough during the preseason to earn a spot in the Magic rotation?

  • At 1:11 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I think JJ's gotta play. Sure SVG will stretch MP,HT and RS out through the SF position. But at some point JJ and keith will have to give those three a break,this works perfectly for us. AJ,JR and KB give you a nice 123 off the bench.


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