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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Three Magic players score 22 or more points in win over T-Wolves

Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, and Rashard Lewis each scored in the 20s, and rookie Courtney Lee had his best game so far as the Magic (14-5) shot well throughout the game and defeated Minnesota (4-13) 100-89.

The T-Wolves had their largest lead at 13-10 in the first, but the Magic had the lead 23-17 after one, and 44-38 at the half. The Magic then pulled away in the second half, leading 70-50 after three and had their largest lead at 73-52 early in the fourth. The Wolves never got closer than the final score.

Magic leading scorers

Dwight Howard: 23 points (7 of 10 free throws), 14 rebounds, 6 blocks, 5 turnovers
Rashard Lewis: 23 points (6 of 14 field goals), 5 assists
Hedo Turkoglu: 22 points (10 of 16 field goals), 4 assists, 3 steals
Courtney Lee: 19 points (8 of 10 field goals), 4 rebounds, 3 steals

Minnesota leading scorers

Al Jefferson: 19 points
Kevin Love: 16 points, 12 rebounds

Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 56.9% (37 of 65) MIN 41.4% (36 of 87)
3 PT FG%: ORL 47.6% (10 of 21) MIN 22.2% (2 of 9)
FT%: MIN 78.9% (15 of 19) ORL 66.7% (16 of 24)
REB: MIN 42 (16 offensive) ORL 31 (3 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 18/19 MIN 15/15

Other game notes and stats:

-The Magic starting frontcourt outscored the Wolves' starting frontcourt 68-34
-The Magic starting guards, Johnson and Redick, combined for just 7 points on 3 of 9 shooting and 5 turnovers
-The Wolves' starting guards, Foye and Ollie, combined for 17 points on 6 of 18 shooting
-Turkoglu and Lewis combined for 45 points on 16 of 30 shooting with 9 assists, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals
-The Magic made 21 of 33 field goals in the second half
-The Magic allowed a season-high 39 fourth-quarter points
-The Wolves attempted 22 more field goals than the Magic and had a 16-3 offensive rebounding advantage, but the Magic still made one more field goal than the Wolves
-Former Magic Rookie of the Year Mike Miller started and scored just 4 points for the Wolves
-In addition to Lee and Battie, Adonal Foyle and Marcin Gortat saw action off the bench
-All five starters and Lee played more than 30 minutes

The Magic still lead the SE by 2 games over Atlanta.

For the complete box score, click here


  • At 4:17 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Well, 57% field goal shooting and 48% three point shooting will almost always overcome 19 turnovers and being outrebounded by 11 by the opposition like tonight for the Magic.

    It was great that Courtney Lee played so well and came up with such outstanding numbers off the bench. I know a lot of Magic fans questioned Otis Smith for drafting Lee, but if Lee can build on this outing, he's going to be an integral part of the Magic for years to come.

  • At 2:23 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Glad the guys came out and handled business. After listening to SVG's post game comments he mentioned that JJ's got to just make the shots that he gets,even calling out the fact that JJ only got 5 shots. Basically SVG has no plans of running any offense through JJ,the big three are more important in his mind. JJ's just gonna have to maximize his opps alot like CL did.


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