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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Game review: Magic (26-12) 109, Kings (15-22) 88

In a very close game through three quarters, Sacramento held a 2 point lead entering the fourth over the Magic, before the Magic, led by a dominant game from Dwight Howard, totally overwhelmed the Kings in the fourth quarter, outscoring them 33-10 on their way to victory to open their 4 game road trip.

The Magic led by as much as 5 in the opening quarter, but settled for a 24-24 tie after one. The Kings led by as much as 9 points in the second quarter, but the Magic came back to cut their deficit to 55-51 at halftime. The Kings maintained a lead through most of the third quarter, leading by as much as 8 points before the Magic cut it to 78-76 entering the fourth. The Magic dominated offensively and defensively in the final quarter, as they held the Kings to just 4 of 21 shooting and made 12 of 18 field goals to pull away for the impressive victory.

Magic leading scorers

Dwight Howard: 30 points (9 of 15 FGs, 12 of 17 FTs), 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals
Mickael Pietrus (bench): 18 points (7 of 11 FGs), 10 rebounds
Jason Williams (bench): 12 points (6 of 11 FGs), 6 assists
Ryan Anderson (bench): 12 points (4 of 5 FGs, 2 of 3 3 PT FGs), 5 rebounds
Jameer Nelson: 10 points (4 of 10 FGs), 3 assists
Matt Barnes: 10 points (4 of 7 FGs), 7 rebounds, 2 steals

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 50.6% (39 of 77) SAC 34.9% (30 of 86)
3 PT FG%: ORL 29.6% (8 of 27) SAC 29.6% (8 of 27)
FT%: ORL 82.1% (23 of 28) SAC 80% (20 of 25)
REB: ORL 50 (9 offensive) SAC 41 (12 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 20/12 SAC 15/12

Other game stats and notes:

-The Kings had 3 players in double figures, led by Tyreke Evans with 18 points and a double/double by Omri Casspi with 11 points and 11 rebounds
-The Magic starting frontline (Barnes, Lewis, Howard) outscored the Kings' starting frontline (Casspi, Greene, Thompson) 47-24 and outrebounded them 25-19
-The Kings' starters combined for just 46 points on 16 of 53 shooting
-The Magic bench combined to shoot 18 of 28 from the field
-The Magic's J.J. Redick was 0 for 6 on three pointers, but had just one turnover in 38 minutes starting in place of Vince Carter, who is day-to-day with his sprained shoulder
-Redick and Rashard Lewis combined for 15 points on 4 of 17 shooting, including 1 for 10 on threes
-Howard's 30 points was a season high
-Brandon Bass, Anthony Johnson, and Adonal Foyle did not see action for the Magic

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


  • At 3:18 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    What a dominant fourth quarter for the Magic, and what a dominant game for D12 on both ends of the floor.

    Very efficient game offensively, especially for Howard with 30 pts on 15 shots, Mickael Pietrus 28 pts on 11 shots, and Ryan Anderson 12 points on 5 shots.

    Nice effort from Pietrus, Anderson, and Jason Williams off the bench. Van Gundy isn't hesitant to let Williams play 20-25 minutes a game as Jameer Nelson plays his way back into game shape as starter.

    Tough game coming up later tonight, but only 3 Magic players played over 30 minutes against the Kings, so they should be ready.

  • At 3:26 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yea good win! I like the way the magic are starting to play with rashard getting his share of post-up attempts to go along with dwight. Its puts alot of pressure on the defense when someone else can post instead of always getting the same look with dwight down there and being able to strip him. We play better when we're playing inside out and the early posts for rashard are helping us play better team basketball even if he isnt scoring a whole bunch. And obviously the bench is doing a good job!

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

    Mistake on my first comment... it should read 18 points on 11 shots for Mickael Pietrus.


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