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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Game review: Magic (42-20) 117, Warriors (17-43) 90

Seriously undermanned Golden State, with only 8 players dressed and missing Monta Ellis, Corey Maggette, and Andris Biedrins, stayed competitive for about the first 17 minutes before the Magic took over the game and led by as many as 30 points on their way to the blowout victory. The Magic doubled the Warriors in rebounding, and all five Magic starters scored in double figures along with reserve Brandon Bass.

The game was tied at 10 apiece early before the Magic took the lead for good and led 32-22 after one. The Warriors came as close as 42-38 with 6:48 remaining in the half before going on a 22-4 run before a Warriors' three pointer made the score 64-45 Magic at the half. The Magic extended their lead in the third quarter, leading from 21 to 29 points before settling for a 94-72 lead after three. The Magic led by 30 points on several occasions in the final period.

Magic leading scorers

Dwight Howard: 28 points (11 of 17 FGs, 6 of 11 FTs), 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Rashard Lewis: 17 points (5 of 10 FGs, 3 of 7 3 PT FGs), 4 rebounds
Vince Carter: 15 points (7 of 11 FGs), 4 rebounds
Jameer Nelson: 13 points (6 of 14 FGs), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover
Matt Barnes: 12 points (6 of 8 FGs), 7 rebounds
Brandon Bass (bench): 10 points (3 of 8 FGs), 7 rebounds

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 52.2% (47 of 90) GS 42.7% (35 of 82)
3 PT FG%: GS 43.5% (10 of 23) ORL 23.8% (5 of 21)
FT%: ORL 75% (18 of 24) GS 66.7% (10 of 15)
REB: ORL 58 (16 offensive) GS 29 (6 offensive)
AST/TO: GS 21/16 ORL 17/14

Other Game notes and stats:

-Four Warriors scored in double figures, led by C.J. Watson with 18 points and 4 steals; rookie Stephen Curry added 9 points and 7 assists and Reggie Williams scored 13 points to lead their reserves
-The Magic starting frontline outscored the Warriors' starting frontline 57-37 and outrebounded them 23-11
-The Magic outscored the Warriors 84-50 on two pointers
-All 12 Magic players saw action, and 10 of the 12 players scored
-Ryan Anderson shot 0 for 5 in 5 minutes off the bench; Anthony Johnson also went scoreless in 5 minutes
-Nelson and Bass had a +/- rating of +24 and +21, respectively
-Cleveland, Atlanta, and Boston all won as the Eastern Conference top four seedings remain unchanged

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


  • At 3:36 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The Magic take care of business again against an inferior opponent.

    Another solid game from the starting five, and the bench did well, too.

    Looks like Brandon Bass has taken Ryan Anderson's spot as the backup PF. Bass had pretty respectable stats against the Warriors, while Anderson really struggled in his 5 minutes, going 0 for 5.

    Hopefully, Anderson doesn't get too down and keeps practicing hard, because he will get another chance down the road.

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  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yea BB is playing real tough and fighting on the boards,unless RA starts doing some of those things he may be stuck on the pine. The magic even without RA's three point shooting have scored their two highest outputs with BB in the line-up. 126 and 117,defense is leading to more as well as better offense.


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