Orlando Magic Week 20: Vince Carter Starts to Lead

March 15th, 2010 by Chad Waylon Pouncy Leave a reply »
The Orlando Magic have shaped into a playoff ready machine. Dwight Howard started to get some regular rest, Brandon Bass has found his way into the lineup, and Vince Carter has finally shown the ability to lead the team. The LA Clippers entered Amway Arena on Tuesday night, unaware that GM Mike Dunleavy had been fired. Orlando did nothing to soften the blow, taking care of the Clips 113-87. Howard led all players with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Jameer Nelson chipped in with 17 points and eight assists. Baron Davis did not start the game, complaining of a stomachache and dizziness. That didn't stop him from leading the team with 16 points and nine assists off the bench. Already without Joakim Noah and Luol Deng, the Bulls lost Derrick Rose in Thursday night's 111-83 loss to the Magic. After a hard foul from Dwight Howard, Rose grabbed his wrist in pain and was unable to return to action. Vince Carter took charge for Orlando, scoring 23 points in 26 minutes of play. Howard played only 20 minutes in the blowout, giving increased court time to Brandon Bass and Marcin Gortat. Without Rose, the Bulls relied on role players to carry the scoring load. James Johnson led with 13, as Ha ...

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