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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Magic edge Bulls to remain undefeated in preseason

The Magic received their biggest challenge of the preseason from the Chicago Bulls, but prevailed 101-98 as Ryan Anderson's three pointer with 40 seconds remaining gave the Magic the lead for good, as the Magic made their free throws the rest of the way to hold off the Bulls.

The Magic are now 6-0 this preseason and are the only unbeaten team remaining.

Derrick Rose, nursing an ankle injury, did not play for the Bulls, while Rashard Lewis and Jason Williams sat out for the Magic.

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: CHI 50% (37 of 74) ORL 46.5% (33 of 71)
3 PT FG%: ORL 42.1% (8 of 19) CHI 30% (3 of 10)
FT%: CHI 77.8% (21 of 27) ORL 69.2% (27 of 39)
REB: ORL 36 (9 offensive) CHI 32 (5 offensive)
AST/TO: CHI 20/14 ORL 16/18

Magic leading scorers

Ryan Anderson: 18 points (4 of 7 3 PT FGs)
Dwight Howard: 18 points (10 of 17 FTs), 10 rebounds
Vince Carter: 17 points (6 of 10 FGs)
Jameer Nelson: 12 points (5 of 8 FGs), 4 assists
Mickael Pietrus: 11 points (3 of 7 3 PT FGs)
Matt Barnes: 10 points (3 of 7 FGs)
Brandon Bass: 10 points (5 of 8 FGs)

For the complete box score and recap from nba.com, click here


  • At 1:59 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I don't know if this game was televised back in Orlando, but I had a chance to watch here in the Chicago area thanks to the Bulls televising their preseason games.

    This was the Magic's worst game of the preseason, but they were still able to pull it out, which is a good sign.

    The Magic were very fortunate, as Kirk Hinrich of the Bulls hit a three with under 10 seconds remaining to pull the Bulls to within one; Howard fouled Hinrich in the face after Hinrich released the ball but it wasn't called.

    Nice to see the Magic hit the majority of their free throws in the final 90 seconds.

    I thought the Magic rushed their shots on too many possessions.

    Ryan Anderson has such a nice touch from long range for such a big guy; even though I hated to see Courtney Lee go, what a great pickup Anderson (along with Vince Carter) was for the Magic.

    This was J.J. Redick's worst game of the preseason, as he was 0 for 7 shooting. He did block a Luol Deng shot from behind down low, but missed the ensuing three pointer.

    Thanks to the fact the Magic outshot and outscored the Bulls from three point range and outscored them from the FT line, they remain undefeated this preseason.


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