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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Magic continue to impress with rout of Hornets

The Magic, now 5-0 in the preseason, shot a blistering 61%, including 63% from long range, as they led by as much as 40 points in a 121-86 blowout of New Orleans in a game played at Wichita, Kansas.

Ryan Anderson, starting at power forward, led the Magic with 22 points and shot 6 of 9 from three point range.

Hornets' star Chris Paul was held to just 13 points on 2 of 8 shooting.

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 60.9% (39 of 64) NO 38.9% (28 of 72)
3 PT FG%: ORL 63.3% (19 of 30) NO 33.3% (7 of 21)
FT%: NO 85.2% (23 of 27) ORL 72.7% (24 of 33)
REB: ORL 44 (8 offensive) NO 25 (4 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 27/23 NO 19/14

Magic leading scorers

Ryan Anderson: 22 points (8 of 12 FGs)
Mickael Pietrus: 19 points (5 of 6 3 point FGs)
Vince Carter: 18 points (6 of 9 FGs)
Rashard Lewis: 15 points (4 of 7 FGs)
Jameer Nelson: 12 points (5 of 8 FGs), 9 assists
Brandon Bass: 12 points (3 of 7 FGs), 9 rebounds
Marcin Gortat: 9 points (2 of 2 FGs), 11 rebounds

For the complete box score from nba.com click here


  • At 12:17 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Nice to see Vince Carter have a good shooting game, shooting 6 of 9 from the field and 3 of 5 from long range.

    Probably Jameer Nelson's best game also, with the 9 assists and 12 points.

    No matter what lineup and player rotation the Magic have used so far in the preseason, they have played very well.

    J.J. Redick, who has had a solid preseason, was given the night off and the Magic still did not miss a beat.

    I think Jason Williams has solidified his standing as the first PG off the bench with another good performance of 6 points and 8 assists.

    Raw plus/minus can be a deceiving stat, but Pietrus was an amazing +48 and Gortat +32.

    Magic will have several days before their next game Monday in Chicago.

  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    go here:


    and enjoy that this Magic team is 11 deep (not counting Grandpa's 44 minutes) and an easy 5-0 in preseason.

    Newcomers VC, Anderson, Barnes, Bass and Williams all seem to be positive contributors. That is amazing. there are too many turnovers, but the Magic under SVG always have too many turnovers. Chemistry seems fine.

    Can't wait for the season to start.

  • At 5:22 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I've been on vacation in Las Vegas, and Thursday night I checked out the Lakers/Kings preseason game at the Thomas and Mack Center here.

    It was just like a Lakers' home game, with the Lakers' PA announcer, the Laker Girls, and all the gold and purple Lakers' jerseys in the crowd, and them yelling "MVP" every time Kobe Bryant went to the FT line.

    I guarantee I was the only one wearing a Magic 2009 Eastern Conference Championship T-Shirt.

    The Lakers looked pretty good, with Bryant and Andrew Bynum leading them in scoring. They had a 85-63 lead near the end of the third quarter, but the second team did not look good as the Kings cut the Lakers' lead to three points with under two minutes remaining.

    The Lakers held on to win 98-92.

    As I was leaving the arena, a carful of Lakers' fans reminded me that the Lakers beat the Magic for the ring in the Finals.

    Maybe this season things will be different!

    First things first though... it's a long season, and the Magic have to get out of the East first.


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