Pistons-Magic: Orlando and Dwight Howard Take Down Detroit

February 17th, 2010 by Kevin Stanley Leave a reply »
Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic wasted no time getting off to a good start following the All-Star Break. The Magic took down the Pistons Wednesday night with a 117-91 win at Amway Arena.

The Pistons held close throughout the first three quarters, but the Magic pulled away in the fourth. Orlando outscored Detroit 33-14 in the final frame.

Following an impressive performance in the All-Star game on Sunday night, Howard also wasted no time, continuing to assert himself as one of the premier players in the NBA.

Dwight posted a stat-line that would be the envy of any inside presence in the league. Howard scored 33 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and dominated on defense with seven blocks against the Pistons.

It was obvious that the Magic and Stan Van Gundy were determined to ride Howard down the stretch. The ball continued to go in to Dwight possession after possession throughout the core of the fourth quarter, in an effort to take advantage of the undersized Jason Maxiell.

Vince Carter continued his improved play in February by posting 20 points. Jameer Nelson and Rashard Lewis chipped in with 14 and 13 points respectively. ...

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