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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Game review: Magic (50-21) 109, 76ers (24-47) 93

For the third consecutive season, the Magic reached the 50 win plateau as Rashard Lewis continued his resurgence with 24 points and five other Magic players scored in double figures.

In a close first quarter, both teams had no bigger than a 4 point lead as the Magic led after one 27-23. The 76ers' last lead of the game came at 33-31 before the Magic went on a 25-14 run to end the first half to lead 56-47 at the half. The Magic's largest lead of the third quarter was 69-56 before the 76ers went on a 11-2 run to come with 71-67, but the Magic increased their lead to 82-72 after three quarters. The 76ers hung in there, trailing 98-90 with 4:12 remaining before the Magic went on a 11-3 run the rest of the game to put the 76ers away.

Magic leading scorers

Rashard Lewis: 24 points (8 of 12 FGs, 3 of 7 3 PT FGs)
Dwight Howard: 23 points (9 of 11 FGs, 5 of 12 FTs, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers)
Vince Carter: 17 points (4 of 11 FGs, 7 of 8 FTs, 5 assists)
Matt Barnes: 14 points (4 of 4 3 PT FGs)
Jason Williams (bench): 10 points (4 of 7 FGs, 2 of 4 3 PT FGs)
Mickael Pietrus (bench): 10 points (3 of 6 FGs, 2 of 4 3 PT FGs)

Overall Game Statistics

FG%: ORL 52.2% (36 of 69) PHI 42.9% (36 of 84)
3 PT FG%: ORL 51.6% (16 of 31) PHI 42.9% (6 of 14)
FT%: ORL 70% (21 of 30) PHI 68.2% (15 of 22)
REB: PHI 40 (15 offensive) ORL 40 (6 offensive)
AST/TO: PHI 23/10 ORL 20/13

Other game notes and stats:

-Three 76ers scored in double figures, led by Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala with 23 points each; C Samuel Dalembert added a double/double of 16 points, 14 rebounds
-Jameer Nelson was the only Magic starter not to score in double figures, as he scored 5 points on 2 of 10 shooting, but led the Magic with 6 assists
-Howard and Lewis combined for 47 points on 17 of 23 shooting
-The 76ers' bench combined to shoot just 8 of 32
-The Magic bench combined to shoot 6 of 10 on threes
-Brandon Bass played only 3 minutes off the Magic bench, going scoreless; Marcin Gortat went scoreless in 20 minutes

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


  • At 4:57 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    This game was a perfect example of how dangerous the Magic's inside/outside combination can be. D12 had a 20/10 game, and the Magic shot over 50% on threes. No other team in the NBA has such a lethal inside/outside game like the Magic.


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