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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Magic pull out 100-98 OT win over Indiana

The Pacers started out with the hot hand in the game, as they led the Magic 34-28 after one and had their largest lead 40-30 in the second, but the Magic pulled within 54-50 at the half. The Pacers stretched their lead to 77-70 after three before going cold from the field in the fourth quarter, allowing the Magic to come back to send the game into OT tied at 91. Rashard Lewis then scored seven of the nine points for the Magic in the OT and Dwight Howard's last-second block of a Pacers' shot enabled the Magic (9-3) to pull out yet another comeback win 100-98 over the Pacers (5-6).

Magic leading scorers

Dwight Howard: 24 points (9 of 19 field goals), 17 rebounds, 5 blocks
Rashard Lewis: 23 points (9 of 12 field goals), 6 steals, 5 rebounds
Jameer Nelson: 22 points (9 of 16 field goals), 9 assists, 1 turnover
Mickael Pietrus: 10 points (3 of 10 field goals), 7 rebounds
Anthony Johnson (bench): 7 points

Indiana leading scorers:

Marquis Daniels: 25 points
T.J. Ford: 22 points
Danny Granger: 21 points

Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 43.0% (37 of 86) IND 38.4% (38 of 99)
3 PT FG%: IND 43.8% (7 of 16) ORL 38.7% (12 of 31)
FT%: ORL 77.8% (14 of 18) IND 75% (15 of 20)
REB: IND 53 (15 offensive) ORL 47 (5 offensive)
AST/TO: IND 22/14 ORL 14/18
BENCH: IND 19 ORL 18

Other game stats and notes

-The Magic won the game despite one of Hedo Turkoglu's worst career games; he scored just three points on 1 of 13 from the field, 0 for 7 from three point range along with four turnovers
-In the fourth quarter and overtime, the Pacers shot just 8 of 33 from the field
-The Magic starters outscored the Pacers' starters 82-79
-The Magic starting frontline outscored the Pacers' starting frontline 50-32
-The Pacers' starting frontline shot just 12 of 42 (28.6%) from the field
-Lewis played the fourth quarter and overtime with five fouls
-J.J. Redick was the first guard off the bench, and scored 2 points on 1 of 3 field goals in 12 minutes, all in the first half
-Brian Cook saw his first meaningful playing time this season, scoring 3 points in 12 minutes
-The Pacers' bench shot just 7 of 20 from the field
-Nelson had a fantastic 9/1 assist/turnover ratio
-The rest of the Magic had an awful 5/17 assist/turnover ratio
-Magic had only five offensive rebounds on 49 misses
-Courtney Lee and Marcin Gortat did not play

Magic go for their sixth win in a row, and tenth out of eleven overall Saturday night against Houston.

For the complete box score, click here

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