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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Magic hit 50 win mark in rout over Bucks

It looked like the Magic (50-18) would be in for a tough game as Milwaukee (31-39) jumped out to a quick 9-5 lead, but after that it was all Magic the rest of the game. The Magic proceeded to outscore the Bucks 31-11 the rest of the quarter for a 36-20 lead at the end of one, as Dwight Howard scored 18 of his team-high 28 points in the first. The Magic held a huge 30 point halftime lead 65-35, and the Bucks never got closer than 20 pts in the second half, as the Magic cruised to victory 106-80.

Magic leading scorers

Dwight Howard: 28 points (8 of 13 field goals, 12 of 21 free throws), 12 rebounds, 7 assists
Hedo Turkoglu: 14 points (5 of 12 field goals), 10 rebounds, 7 assists
Courtney Lee: 13 points (5 of 9 field goals)
Rashard Lewis: 13 points (4 of 11 field goals)

Milwaukee leading scorers

Charlie Villanueva: 17 points
Richard Jefferson: 13 points

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 48.0% (36 of 75) MIL 37.7% (29 of 77)
3 PT FG%: ORL 37.9% (11 of 29) MIL 25% (3 of 12)
FT%: MIL 70.4% (19 of 27) ORL 65.7% (23 of 35)
REB: ORL 44 (5 offensive) MIL 41 (6 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 25/11 MIL 17/13

Other game notes and stats:

-The Magic starters outscored the Bucks' starters 75-42
-All 12 players played for the Magic, as Marcin Gortat led the reserves with 10 points; J.J. Redick added 9 points
-Former Magic guard/forward Keith Bogans was scoreless on 0 for 3 shooting in 24 minutes off the bench, but had 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal
-The Bucks' bench combined to shoot just 14 of 42
-Howard and Gortat combined for 38 points and 20 rebounds
-Rafer Alston had a 4/1 assist/turnover ratio
-The Bucks' starting guards, Sessions and Mbah a Moute, combined for just 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting

The Magic are still 1/2 game behind Boston, as the Celtics beat Miami in OT.

The Magic are now off for two days prior to their next game Saturday against New York.

For the complete box score, click here


  • At 7:53 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Solid whuppin. The bucks are in bad shape but they played hard,give them credit.

  • At 8:00 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I was surprised at how easy the win was for the Magic, considering that the Bucks had beaten Boston on Sunday and had two days of rest, while the Magic were coming off a very tough loss the previous night.

    It sure doesn't look like the Bucks will make the playoffs now.

  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Boston isnt the same team without garnett and the bucks are pretty strong at the forwards position,that probably had alot to do with the win. At the same time the magic's tough loss to cleveland wasnt an overtime game or anything so guys played their normal amount of minutes and they were ready to go the next night,plus SVG expanded his rotation an used all 12 players against the bucks. I just wonder why JJ didnt get any minutes against a small SG position player like delonte west?


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