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Friday, October 09, 2009

Magic make it three in a row in preseason with win over Rockets

Marcin Gortat, starting at center in place of a resting Dwight Howard, scored 14 points with 14 boards and six blocks and was one of seven players in double figures for the Magic, who were down by two entering the fourth quarter, but scored 37 points in that final quarter to beat Houston 113-104.

Former Magic star Tracy McGrady rested, while former Magic Trevor Ariza scored 12 points for Houston.

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 49.4% (39 of 79) HOU 43.5% (37 of 85)
3 PT FG%: HOU 41.2% (7 of 17) ORL 24.1% (7 of 29)
FT%: HOU 76.7% (23 of 30) ORL 70% (28 of 40)
REB: HOU 42 (9 offensive) ORL 38 (6 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 19/9 HOU 10/12

Magic leading scorers

Rashard Lewis: 22 points (8 of 13 FGs)
Vince Carter: 19 points (8 of 19 FGs)
Brandon Bass: 16 points (6 of 6 FGs)
Marcin Gortat: 14 points (4 of 5 FGs, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks)
J.J. Redick: 14 points (3 of 8 FGs)
Jameer Nelson: 12 points (5 of 10 FGs, 7 assists)
Ryan Anderson: 12 points (4 of 10 FGs, 6 rebounds)

Click here for the complete box score from nba.com


  • At 11:04 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Newcomers Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson continue to play well for the Magic this preseason.

    What a performance from Gortat! It was worth every penny to get him back in a Magic uniform.

    Carter continues to struggle shooting the three, as he is just 4 for 23 from long range this postseason. It's early yet, though.

    J.J. Redick's streak of consecutive games with a blocked shot now stands at two in a row, and overall, he continues to play well off the bench.

  • At 11:41 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Wow! Im pleasantly surprised at how well all the newcomers are playing. I mean its only the pre-season but everybody seems to be shooting pretty well.

  • At 11:42 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    What happened to the days when pre-season games were televised???

  • At 5:40 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Yeah, the Bulls in Chicago get most of their pre-season games televised; the one tonight is even on free TV (WGN) in the Chicago area.

  • At 4:29 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    A few notes.

    Nelson and VC are sitting out the next game against Memphis. Williams is starting at PG. Damn, I wish it was televised, I'm looking forward to see if he has anything left.

    In other news, Carlos Arroyo is now a member of the Heat.

    SVG is all over the map. He says his rotation will be anywhere from 8 to 10 guys. Who does that leave out?


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