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Friday, November 28, 2008

Magic top Wizards for sixth road win in a row

The Magic (12-4) showed no signs of sluggishness, despite the fact they were coming off a tough win over the 76ers the previous night and had arrived early in the morning for the game against Washington. The Magic stormed out to a 38-25 lead after one quarter. The Wizards made a run in the second quarter to cut the Magic lead to 44-40, but the Magic extended their lead to 55-44 at the half. The Magic then blew the game open in the third quarter as they took a 86-65 lead into the fourth quarter, and cruised the rest of the way in a 105-90 win.

Magic leading scorers

Dwight Howard: 26 points (8 of 12 field goals), 14 rebounds, 3 blocks
Hedo Turkoglu: 20 points (7 of 16 field goals), 10 rebounds
Rashard Lewis: 17 points (6 of 14 field goals), 5 rebounds
Mickael Pietrus: 17 points (8 of 13 field goals), 4 rebounds
Anthony Johnson: 7 points, 12 assists, 0 turnovers

Wizards leading scorers

Caron Butler: 25 points
Antawn Jamison: 17 points

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL: 46.9% (38 of 81) WAS: 42.2% (35 of 83)
3 PT FG%: ORL 31.6% (6 of 19) WAS 17.6% (3 of 17)
FT%: WAS 77.3% (17 of 22) ORL 76.7% (23 of 30)
REB: ORL 49 (13 offensive) WAS 46 (11 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 26/11 WAS 22/13

Other game notes and stats:

-The Magic outshot the Wizards from the field, from three point range, made six more free throws, outrebounded the Wizards, and had the better assist/turnover ratio
-The Magic starters outscored the Wizards' starters 87-56
-The Magic starting guards, Johnson and Pietrus, combined for 24 points on 10 of 18 shooting
-The Wizards' starting guards, Stevenson and Brown, combined for 8 points on 3 of 13 shooting
-Johnson had a brilliant 12/0 assist turnover ratio
-Turkoglu and Lewis combined for 37 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists
-Turkoglu and Lewis each had a staggering +/- rating of +31
-All the Magic starters played at least 34 minutes
-Stan Van Gundy used an 8 man bench rotation once again (Redick, Battie, Lee); Gortat, Cook, and Richardson played in the waning stages of the game; only Adonal Foyle did not see action
-The Magic bench shot a collective 7 of 21 from the field
-J.J. Redick had 5 turnovers in 24 minutes

The Magic have now won six road games in a row, 8 of their last 9 games, and 12 of their last 14 games, and lead Atlanta by 2 games in the SE.

The Magic host the Pacers Saturday evening.

For the complete box score, click here


  • At 4:36 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    If Anthony Johnson can approach a 12/0 assist/turnover ratio every game, like he had against the Wizards, I'll be more than happy until Jameer Nelson can come back.

    I was surprised the Magic came out with so much energy against the Wizards, because the Magic had played a hard-fought game the night before and got in late to Washington. The last thing I expected was 38 first quarter points, but that's what happened and credit goes to the Magic and SVG for having them ready to play.

    This was a good team win; everyone in the rotation who played contributed something; about the only negative thing was the five turnovers by J.J. Redick in 24 minutes.

    Two tough games coming up... Saturday hosting Indiana (the Pacers won at Houston the other night) and Monday at Boston.

  • At 10:51 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yea i didnt think there would be much drop off from the point guard position with jameer out,AJ has shown exactly what i thought good passing and steady play without turning the ball over. For me no surprise there,but i was happy to see him get his jumper going the last two games which has been a huge plus. As for the game,washington is bad and the magic took care of business.

  • At 2:07 AM, Blogger sarah25 said…

    Orlando is the only NBA team that will play on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. The Magic were without G Jameer Nelson (strained right hip flexor). He's expected to miss at least a week.
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