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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Magic break three point record in shellacking of Kings

The Magic set the all-time NBA record for three pointers made in a game as they made 23 to break the old record of 21 (set by Toronto in 2005) in a 139-107 dispatching of Sacramento. Nine different Magic players made a three, with five players making at least three three pointers. The Magic made 13 threes in the first half (which was also a team record), and 10 threes in the second half.

Seven Magic players scored in double figures, as all twelve players scored. The Magic also set a franchise record for most points in a half with 75 in the first half. The Magic never trailed in this one, as the last tie of the game was at 23 all. The Magic led 41-29 lead after one and owned a 75-56 halftime lead. The Magic led 107-85 entering the fourth quarter, and had their largest lead at 136-99 before the final.

Magic leading scorers

Dwight Howard: 25 points (8 of 10 field goals), 15 rebounds, 4 steals
Jameer Nelson: 23 points (8 of 12 field goals), 11 assists, 5 steals, 0 turnovers
Rashard Lewis: 19 points (7 of 12 field goals)
Hedo Turkoglu: 17 points (5 of 12 field goals), 8 assists

Sacramento leading scorers

Kevin Martin: 30 points
Francisco Garcia: 15 points

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 60.5% (49 of 81) SAC 45.1% (37 of 82)
3 PT FG%: ORL 62.2% (23 of 37) SAC 44.4% (8 of 18)
FT%: SAC 80.6% (25 of 31) ORL 78.3% (18 of 23)
REB: ORL 39 (5 offensive) SAC 32 (9 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 28/14 SAC 23/12

Other game notes and stats:

-J.J. Redick led the reserves with 15 points, shooting 4 of 7 from three point range; Keith Bogans added 12 off the bench, shooting 4 of 6 from three point range
-Nelson was a perfect 5 of 5 shooting threes and had 5 steals
-The Magic outscored the Kings from the field 121-82
-The Magic made almost as many three pointers as two pointers (23-26)
-Howard had 4 steals and shot 9 of 11 from the free throw line
-The Magic starting frontline outscored the Kings' starting frontline 61-23 and outrebounded them 20-7
-Nelson and Courtney Lee combined to shoot 13 of 17 from the field
-Subtracting Anthony Johnson (1 for 4) and Tony Battie (0 for 1), the Magic shot 22 of 32 from three point range

The Magic get a much-deserved two day break before traveling to Los Angeles and taking on the Lakers Friday night in a nationally televised ESPN game.

For the complete box score, click here


  • At 5:13 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    A game like this shows how dangerous the Magic truly are. If a team decides to double DH down low, that means leaving one of their three point shooters open. If a team decides to guard the three point line, then DH will make that other team pay down low. It's like the opposition has to pick their poison.

    28 assists for the Magic, including 11 from Nelson and 8 from Turk... great ball movement from the Magic.

    I'm sure SVG isn't happy with the Magic giving up 107 points, but if the Magic can score 139 points to make up for a sub-par defensive effort, I guess that's alright; defense wasn't the name of the game against the Kings.

    Let's hope the Magic are playing this well as the playoffs near.

  • At 10:23 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    You really had to see the fourth quarter. The Magic rarely played more than one starter at a time. The players were laughing from the bench. And coach SVG still looked pissed off. Funny.

    9 different players hit a three. Every one but Gortat and Howard tried one. The team shot 23-37 on 3's for 62%, and 26-44 for 59% on 2's.

    All while holding the Kings to their season average of 45%.

  • At 10:43 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…


    Kings are unhappy about Magic rubbing their noses in it last night. Claim Lee shouldn't have been in the game at the end.

    "he rub for the Kings was the Magic kept rubbing it in, with starter Courtney Lee on the floor until the end alongside the sharpshooting reserve Bogans.

    The Magic shot 10 threes in the fourth despite leading by 22 points entering the period, with a Bogans three with two minutes left extending their piece of history and infuriating the humiliated Kings.

    "I saw that (they continued shooting threes), and it kind of (ticked) me off a little bit," Kings swingman Francisco GarcĂ­a said. "(But) that's the price we've got to pay. We weren't playing no defense.""

  • At 1:47 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Are you serious??? FG has lost his mind,CL is a rookie...LOL. In one breathe he says it made him mad that we kept shooting three's but in another said it's the price they have to pay for playing NO defense. Cant have it boths ways. What a performance from jameer. The more and more he puts up games like this the more he's convincing me that he's a playmaker as well as scorer,11 assists and no turns any night is a superb outing.

  • At 3:18 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    Sam Amick of the Sacramento Bee: "As our sports editor touched on in Tuesday's paper and I've chronicled plenty in the past, Stan Van Gundy has stuck it to Sacramento before. And now, he has done it again. The Orlando coach who picked the Magics' Benz of a roster over the Kings' jalopy two summers ago was among the many joyous members of the Magic celebrating their history-making day at Arco Arena. And while Van Gundy has expressed his regrets more than once about how he handled the Kings in that infamous coaching search, I'm guessing he has no regrets about the way his team manhandled the Kings in the blowout."

  • At 8:20 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Here's what Kevin Martin had to say about the game, from the NBA.com recap:

    "We won't come out like that again," Martin said. "It's time to make people accountable because that was just embarrassing to me. We are a joke right now, that's how people look at us. They just keep launching 3s away. You should be pretty angry about that."

    Sounds to me like Martin was more ticked off about the Kings' awful defense than about the Magic running up the score.

    The Kings should be embarrassed about how they played defense against the Magic.


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