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Monday, April 13, 2009

Four Magic regulars sit as Bucks win easily

Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, Hedo Turkoglu, and J.J. Redick all were inactive for Monday night's game at Milwaukee. The result was predictable, with the Magic shooting a sickly 31.8% (Mickael Pietrus and Jeremy Richardson combined to shoot 4 of 25), as the Bucks won going away 98-80. The Magic can no longer tie the 1995-'96 team for the most wins in a season in franchise history with 60.

Magic leading scorers

Courtney Lee: 17 points (5 of 14 field goals)
Tony Battie: 13 points (5 of 13 field goals), 6 rebounds
Rafer Alston: 11 points (2 of 8 field goals), 4 assists, 4 steals
Marcin Gortat: 10 points (4 of 7 field goals), 18 rebounds
Adonal Foyle: 10 points (4 of 6 field goals), 9 rebounds

Milwaukee leading scorers

Richard Jefferson: 24 points, 7 assists
Ramon Sessions: 19 points, 7 assists
Charlie Villanueva: 18 points, 7 rebounds

Overall Game Statistics:

FG%: MIL 44.3% (35 of 79) ORL 31.8% (28 of 88)
3 PT FG%: MIL 38.1% (8 of 21) ORL 11.1% (2 of 18)
FT%: MIL 74.1% (20 of 27) ORL 73.3% (22 of 30)
REB: ORL 52 (18 offensive) MIL 51 (10 offensive)
AST/TO: MIL 25/13 ORL 13/10
BENCH: MIL 49 ORL 23

Other game notes and stats:

-The less said about this game, the better

For the complete box score, click here

In a huge game involving the Magic's possible playoff opponents, Chicago came back to beat Detroit 91-88, thereby insuring that the Pistons won't finish as the 6th seed and will not play the Magic in the first round.

The Bulls are now 41-40, 1/2 game ahead of Philadelphia for the sixth seed.

2 Comments:

  • At 4:29 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I suppose a lot of Magic fans are happy that the Magic will no longer have to worry about facing their nemesis, the Pistons, in the first round.

    If the Magic are the elite team that we all think they are (the last week notwithstanding), they should fear no team in the first round, including the Pistons, who are nowhere near as good as they have been the last several years.

    This would have been an opportune time for the Magic to get that Pistons' monkey of their backs, but it's a moot point now.

    It's looking like it's going to be the Bulls who will play the Magic in the first round, unless Philly wins their last two games. The Bulls are playing outstanding basketball.

     
  • At 2:11 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    I hate when teams practice losing games prior to the playoffs.

     

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