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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nelson, Carter rest in Magic win over Grizzlies

The Magic used a starting backcourt of Jason Williams and Mickael Pietrus, with Pietrus scoring a Magic game-high 19 points and Williams adding six assists along with four points and two steals as the Magic ran their record to 4-0 in the preseason with a 102-83 win over Memphis.

Allen Iverson and Mike Conley sat for the Grizzlies, as did Brandon Bass for the Magic, along with Jameer Nelson and Vince Carter.

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 48.0% (36 of 75) MEM 43.1% (31 of 72)
3 PT FG%: ORL 37.9% (11 of 29) MEM 25% (4 of 16)
FT%: ORL 67.9% (19 of 28) MEM 65.4% (17 of 26)
REB: ORL 46 (12 offensive) MEM 32 (7 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 24/23 MEM 15/23

Magic leading scorers:

Mickael Pietrus: 19 points (7 of 13 FG), 5 rebounds
Dwight Howard: 15 points (5 of 10 FG), 11 rebounds
J.J. Redick: 15 points (5 of 9 FG), 5 assists
Rashard Lewis: 14 points (3 of 8 FG)
Matt Barnes: 14 points (5 of 9 FGs), 9 rebounds
Marcin Gortat: 12 points (6 of 7 FGs), 7 rebounds

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

For more details on former Magic point guard Carlos Arroyo's signing by Miami, click here


  • At 6:04 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Interesting starting lineup used by Stan Van Gundy, with Matt Barnes starting at PF along with the starting backcourt of Williams and Pietrus.

    JWill still has the ability to dish out the assists, with six against the Grizzlies.

    Another good performance by Redick and Gortat off the bench; Gortat has made 13 of his last 14 field goals in the last two games.

    New Orleans will provide a good test for the Magic Tuesday night.

  • At 12:48 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Agreed. There doesnt seem to be any chemistry issue's at all which just keeps surprising me when i read the statistics from the game. I think not having hedo is gonna put the ball in the hands of our PG's on a regular basis which should improve the assist numbers at that position as well as lower the turnover numbers. Jwill obviously benefited from being able to run the team throughout.


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