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Friday, March 27, 2009

Magic come alive in second half to beat Bucks

The Magic started out the game slowly, as they led Milwaukee 21-20 at the end of one. The Bucks took the lead in the second quarter and had their largest lead of 26-23 before the Magic came back to take a 47-41 halftime lead. The Magic extended their lead to 80-70 after three, and broke things wide open in the fourth quarter, with their largest lead of 105-82 before settling for a 110-94 win, as six Magic players scored in double figures.

Magic leading scorers

Rashard Lewis: 19 points (8 of 15 field goals), 8 rebounds, 3 blocks
Hedo Turkoglu: 18 points (7 of 12 field goals), 9 rebounds
Dwight Howard: 18 points (4 of 8 field goals), 8 rebounds, 5 assists
Courtney Lee: 16 points (6 of 10 field goals)
Rafer Alston: 11 points (4 of 10 field goals), 5 assists

Milwaukee leading scorers

Ramon Sessions: 19 points
Charlie Bell: 19 points

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 51.2% (41 of 80) MIL 39.1% (36 of 92)
3 PT FG%: ORL 42.9% (9 of 21) MIL 40% (6 of 15)
FT%: MIL 66.7% (16 of 24) ORL 59.4% (19 of 32)
REB: ORL 48 (8 offensive) MIL 44 (13 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 21/11 MIL 15/10

Other game notes and stats:

-The Magic starting frontcourt outscored the Milwaukee starting frontcourt 55-30, and outrebounded them 25-17
-Turkoglu and Lewis combined for 17 rebounds
-The Bucks' starting forwards, Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva, combined to shoot 8 of 33 from the field
-Marcin Gortat led the Magic reserves with 10 points, and the whole team with 11 rebounds
-Rafer Alston had a 5/0 assist/turnover ratio
-Former Magic guard/forward Keith Bogans scored 3 points on 1 of 4 three point shooting and grabbed 2 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench for the Bucks
-Alston was the only Magic starter to shoot under 50%
-The Magic started out 1 of 7 free throw shooting before making 18 of their last 25 free throws
-Only Turkoglu and Lewis played more than 30 minutes for the Magic

The Magic remain percentage points ahead of Boston for the second seed in the East, as the Celtics won at Atlanta 99-93.

For the complete box score, click here


  • At 3:32 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Encouraging to see the Magic put away a team in the second half, after a very slow start to the game.

    Only things to be concerned about for the Magic were the bad free throw percentage and the fact the Bucks grabbed so many offensive rebounds, despite their lack of height.

    Other than that, the Magic dominated the game statistically.


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