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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Newcomer Anderson leads Magic to win over Heat

Ryan Anderson, coming off the bench, led the Magic with 16 points as the Magic won their first home preseason game 90-86 over Miami.

The Magic were able to overcome 23 turnovers and combined 2 for 16 shooting (0 for 6 on three pointers) from their starting backcourt of Jameer Nelson and Vince Carter.

The Magic blocked 16 shots, including two from J.J. Redick.

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 39.7% (27 of 68) MIA 33.8% (27 of 80)
3 PT FG%: MIA 43.8% (7 of 16) ORL 39.3% (11 of 28)
FT%: ORL 86.2% (25 of 29) MIA 73.5% (25 of 34)
REB: ORL 43 (13 offensive) MIA 38 (14 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 19/23 MIA 9/15

Magic leading scorers

Ryan Anderson: 16 points (4 of 6 3 point FGs)
Mickael Pietrus: 14 points (4 of 6 3 point FGs)
J.J. Redick: 13 points (4 of 9 FGs)
Dwight Howard: 11 points (4 of 5 FGs), 9 rebounds, 5 blocks
Brandon Bass: 11 points (4 of 6 FGs)

Here is the complete box score from nba.com


  • At 1:37 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Hopefully, Carter's shooting will come around; he is now 9 for 29 in two games, including 3 of 16 on three pointers.

    An off night for Nelson, too, but the more he plays this preseason, the better he should get.

    Anthony Johnson did a nice job off the bench with 4 points, 4 assists, and 2 blocks. This is going to be a good competition between AJ and Jason Williams to see who gets the backup PG spot.

    With Rashard Lewis not playing, nice game by Anderson, who should get a lot of playing time the first ten games with Lewis's suspension.

    I had to look twice at the box score when I noticed that Redick had two blocked shots!


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