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Friday, October 10, 2008

Strong defensive efforts leads Magic to win

The Magic started out strong in their second straight game, outscoring CSKA Moscow 37-19 in the first quarter on their way to a 23 point halftime lead and cruised in the second half for a 94-66 victory. The Magic are now 2-1 this preseason.

Leading scorers


Dwight Howard: 28 points (10 of 12 field goals), 10 rebounds, 5 steals
Hedo Turkoglu: 16 points (5 of 9 field goals)
Rashard Lewis: 15 points (5 of 14 field goals)


Brian Cook: 7 points
Jeremy Richardson: 6 points
J.J. Redick: 5 points (2 of 8 field goals)

Key Game Stats

FG%: ORL 47.3% (35 of 74) CSKA 40.8% (29 of 71)
3 PT FG%: CSKA 33.3% (3 of 9) ORL 23.5% (4 of 17)
FT%: ORL 74.1% (20 of 27) CSKA 71.4% (5 of 7)
AST/TO: CSKA 22/24 ORL 18/11

Other game notes:

-Only two players for CSKA scored in double figures, with former Magic player Terence Morris leading with 16 points
-No Magic player played more than 29 minutes
-Jameer Nelson (4 points) and Mickael Pietrus (3 points) combined to score just 7 points
-Keith Bogans went scoreless in 20 minutes
-Redick had his worst game shooting of the preseason, but did make his only 3 point attempt, had 2 rebounds and 2 assists
-Nelson (4 assists) and Anthony Johnson (4 assists) combined for 8 assists to just 1 turnover
-Howard is now 21 of 29 shooting free throws in three games, which is over 70%
-Cook shot 3 of 5 from the field after his awful 1 of 10 Wednesday night
-Turkoglu did not grab any rebounds in 23 minutes, but did block a shot
-Tony Battie, Adonal Foyle, and Courtney Lee did not see any action

For the complete box score click here


  • At 4:02 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Tony Battie fractured his left ring finger in practice on Friday which is why he didn't play. This isn't considered serious and he will return to practice on Sunday or Monday, though he will have to wear a splint for up to two months.

    Magic don't play again until next Thursday morning at Charlotte.


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