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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Game review: Magic (45-20) 113, Clippers (25-39) 87

Six Magic players scored in double figures, led by Dwight Howard's 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 of the 12 Magic players who played scored as the Magic easily dispatched of the LA Clippers, who were playing without G Eric Gordon and with Baron Davis coming off the bench because of a stomach ailment.

The Clippers held their only lead of the game at 2-1 and stayed close to the Magic for the first 8 minutes as the Magic held a 17-15 lead; the Magic were able to extend their lead to 31-21 at the end of one quarter. The lead stayed in double digits the rest of the game as the Magic scored 36 second quarter points for a whopping 67-41 lead at the half. The Magic never saw their lead dip below 22 points in the second half and led by as much as 84-54 in then third before going into the fourth quarter with a 91-68 lead. The Magic led by as many as 29 points in the fourth.

Magic leading scorers

Dwight Howard: 22 points (9 of 12 FGs), 15 rebounds, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers
Jameer Nelson: 17 points (6 of 13 FGs, 3 of 5 3 PT FGs), 8 assists, 5 rebounds
Rashard Lewis: 15 points (6 of 11 FGs, 1 of 4 3 PT FGs)
Vince Carter: 13 points (5 of 9 FGs, 2 of 3 3 PT FGs), 5 assists
Matt Barnes: 10 points (3 of 7 FGs, 2 of 4 3 PT FGs), 5 rebounds
J.J. Redick (bench): 10 points (3 of 8 FGs, 3 of 4 3 PT FGs)

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 48.9% (45 of 92) LAC 43.0% (37 of 86)
3 PT FG%: ORL 40.7% (11 of 27) LAC 38.1% (8 of 21)
FT%: ORL 100% (12 of 12) LAC 83.3% (5 of 6)
REB: ORL 45 (10 offensive) LAC 42 (9 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 27/8 LAC 21/13

Other game notes and stats:

-Four Clippers scored in double figures, led by Baron Davis with 16 points, 9 assists; former Magic forward Drew Gooden added 12 points, 14 rebounds
-Howard played the first 32 minutes of the game before taking a seat for the rest of the game
-Both teams combined to shoot 18 FTs the whole game; on Sunday, the Magic shot 18 free throws in the first quarter alone
-Brandon Bass added 8 points, 5 rebounds off the bench while Mickael Pietrus and Ryan Anderson scored 6 points apiece, but Pietrus was 0 for 5 on three pointers
-No Magic starter played more than 33 minutes
-Anthony Johnson was the only Magic player who did not score

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


  • At 4:49 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Certainly no letdown here by the Magic; they jumped out to a 20 point lead in the second quarter and maintained it for the rest of the game.

    Bass seems to be getting better each game he plays because he's getting more consistent playing time.

    Outstanding games from D12 and Jameer, and the other starters and the bench had good games, also.

    Six wins in a row and counting!

  • At 8:26 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    The most noted difference, as I have mentioned beofre, is the superb play of Jameer who is rounding up to the form which made him an all-star. On a second note, ESPN has lifted the Magic to number one in their power ranking ahead of LA and CLE.


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