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Group Blog talking about the NBA 2009 Eastern Conference Champions. Due to the amazing success of the 2009 playoff run comments are now frequently deleted to kill offensive comments, incoherence, or asininity. Comments can no longer be anonymous and require either a Blogger or OpenID account.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Game review: Magic (6-2) 93, Bobcats (3-3) 81

The Magic welcomed back Vince Carter in a bench role, as he saw his first action in a week from a sprained ankle, and he tied with Dwight Howard for the team lead in scoring with 15 points as the Magic bounced back from their debacle Sunday night against Oklahoma City.

The Bobcats' only lead of the game came at 2-0. The Magic, who shot nearly 70% in the first quarter, led 35-23 after one, and extended their lead to 57-35 in the second quarter before settling for a 57-41 halftime lead. The Bobcats made their run in the third quarter, cutting the Magic lead to 77-71 after three. The Bobcats could come no closer in the final quarter, as the Magic extended their lead to 91-77 with under 4 1/2 minutes remaining before the final margin.

Magic leading scorers

Vince Carter (bench): 15 points (5 of 16 FG)
Dwight Howard: 15 points (7 of 13 FGs), 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 turnovers
Brandon Bass: 14 points (7 of 9 FGs)
Mickael Pietrus: 12 points (5 of 11 FGs)

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 46.9% (38 of 81) CHA 44.2% (34 of 77)
3 PT FG%: ORL 36% (9 of 25) CHA 11.8% (2 of 17)
FT%: CHA 78.6% (11 of 14) ORL 57.1% (8 of 14)
REB: CHA 39 (9 offensive) ORL 37 (9 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 21/14 CHA 18/17

Other game notes and statistics

-The Bobcats had 5 players in double figures, led by Raymond Felton with 18 points; Boris Diaw added 14 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds, and Gerald Wallace13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals
-The Magic shot 22 of 58 from the second quarter on
-The Bobcats' starting center, Tyson Chandler, had 5 fouls in just 11 minutes
-Bass scored 12 of his 14 points in the first quarter, and made his first 6 shots
-The Magic starting guard combo of Jameer Nelson and J.J. Redick combined for 17 points
-The Magic remain 1/2 game out of first place behind 6-1 Miami in the SE division

Here is the complete box score and recap from nba.com


  • At 5:45 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I was a little concerned that the Bobcats shot 49% in the first half even though they scored just 41 points, but the Bobcats wound up shooting just 44% for the game.

    Carter coming back and coming off the bench was a big lift for the Magic.

    Even Van Gundy was happy with the effort, that the Magic were able to start and finish so well.

  • At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Lebron4MVP said…

    Hey that faker D12 is terrible. The real superman will show his face tonight as that faker Dwight is exposed just like he was in last seasons playoff series. Cavs will win easily in this one. Magic is getting older with Vinsanity coming off the bench.

  • At 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Vinsanity is what 53 yrs old? he will be no match for anyone on the cavs roster.

  • At 1:54 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    *sigh* ... with the Cavaliers in town, all the Magic haters and Cleveland spin doctors have come out of the woodwork again...

  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yea mike im feeling you. WeR we need you bro!

  • At 5:05 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    Don't worry... When queen james bolts for new york or new jousey or wherever she goes, cleveland will be just another sorry run-down, rust-belt town on a polluted lake..

  • At 6:08 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I deleted about six comments from this thread and the other thread due to offensiveness, personal attacks, and/or stupidity.

    I wish we could have intelligent conversation with the opposing team fans.


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