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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Game review: Magic (48-21) 110, Spurs (40-26) 84

After two days of rest, the Magic played much better Wednesday night after their poor effort Sunday against Charlotte as they never trailed in dominating a San Antonio team playing their second game in two nights. All 12 Magic players scored, led by Vince Carter's 24 points and 8 rebounds, and Rashard Lewis had his best game in a while with 20 points.

Carter scored 16 of his 24 points in the first quarter, as the Magic led by as many as 6 points and led after one quarter 29-24. The Magic started out the second quarter on a 19-4 run to lead 48-28 before the Spurs scored 14 of the final 18 points of the half to cut into the lead 52-42 at the half. The Spurs would get no closer the rest of the game as the Magic started the second half on a 22-10 run to go ahead by 22 points and led 80-58 going into the fourth. The Magic maintained their 20+ point margin throughout the fourth and led by as many as 29 points.

Magic leading scorers

Vince Carter: 24 points (7 of 11 FGs, 3 of 4 3 PT FGs, 7 of 8 FTs), 8 assists
Rashard Lewis: 20 points (7 of 10 FGs, 4 of 6 3 PT FGs)
Jameer Nelson: 10 points (3 of 9 FGs, 1 of 3 3 PT FGs)
J.J. Redick (bench): 10 points (2 of 7 FGs, 6 of 6 FTs)

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 52.1% (37 of 71) SA 42.5% (34 of 80)
3 PT FG%: ORL 43.5% (10 of 23) SA 35.7% (5 of 14)
FT%: ORL 78.8% (26 of 33) SA 78.6% (11 of 14)
REB: ORL 41 (5 offensive) SA 36 (9 offensive)
AST/TO: ORL 24/10 SA 17/11

Other game notes and stats:

-Richard Jefferson with 20 points and Manu Ginobili with 18 points scored in double figures for the Spurs, combining to shoot 17 of 25 FGs
-The rest of the Spurs shot a combined 17 of 55 on FGs
-Spurs' C Tim Duncan shot just 1 of 10 for 5 points along with 6 rebounds
-Spurs' starters Duncan, Antonio McDyess, and George Hill combined for 9 points on 3 of 19 shooting
-Former Magic G/F Keith Bogans scored 2 points on 0 for 2 shooting for the Spurs
-The Magic starters outscored the Spurs' starters 71-47
-The Magic's Dwight Howard played just 24 minutes and scored 9 points along with 7 rebounds
-Marcin Gortat led the Magic with 10 rebounds off the bench along with 7 points
-Carter's 8 assists were a season high
-Jason Williams added 5 assists off the bench
-Only Lewis and Matt Barnes played more than 30 minutes for the Magic
-Mickael Pietrus left the game in the second quarter with a sprained ankle

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


  • At 2:16 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Spurs' coach Greg Popovich after the game, commenting on the Magic, from the nba.com recap:

    "I think they're built for championships," he said. "They've got everything that it takes. They've got an inside game obviously, they've got a perimeter game to go with it. The 3-point shot is very important in winning championships, the inside game is important. They have the depth that's necessary and defensively, they're leading the league in field-goal percentage defense, and if you don't play 'D', you don't win championships.

    "So they've got all the elements there. It's a matter of being consistent and being focused and going out and getting it done, and I think they have the capability to do that."


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