Orlando Magic Week Eight Preview: The Great Magic Christmas Special

December 21st, 2009 by Chad Waylon Pouncy Leave a reply »
The Magic returned to Orlando and were able to get back on track after back-to-back losses on the road. Monday night saw the Magic welcome the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers threw everything but the kitchen sink at Dwight Howard, trying to out-muscle the big man. This philosophy did not work so well for Indiana as Howard recorded 21 points and 23 boards. Vince Carter led all scorers by chipping in 28 points of his own. Mike Dunleavy and his 26 points led Indiana, who seemed to dominate the game early on. The Magic soared in the forth quarter to take the 106-98 win. Hedo Turkaglu and the Toronto Raptors came to town on Wednesday night. Hedo received some cheers from the Orlando fans but also heard his share of boos as well. Dwight Howard was a defensive force against the Raptors, blocking eight shots and grabbing 14 rebounds. Toronto was no match for the Magic as Orlando trounced the Raptors 118-99. The Magic have topped the Raptors three times in as many games this season. Orlando has not had the same success against Miami this season. After losing to the Heat early on in the season, Orlando dropped another game to Miami on Thursday. The Heat jumped out to an early lead and n ...

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