Another balanced scoring night for the Magic propelled the team to a big victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-87. The Magic jumped out to a 17 point 1st quarter lead and would never trail on the evening. In fact, the Magic have not trailed for 95 consecutive game minutes since the first minute of Monday’s game against Minnesota.
This means one thing and one thing only: IT’S TIME TO BUY BACK IN! EVERYONE NEEDS TO GET THEIR HOPES UP!
The balanced scoring on the night was lead by Ryan Anderson’s 27 points (7-10 from three) and saw 6 players score in double figures. It was the 13th time this season that Orlando has had 5 or more players score in double figures. The team is 11-2 in those games.
Stan Van Gundy, “Those have always been our better offensive games, when we have a lot of people involved and shots are fairly balanced.”
The balanced scoring was aided by extremely hot three point shooting. The Magic shot 15-25 from behind the three point line. 60 percent!
If Stan can figure out a way for this team to just shoot 60% from three every night, this team has the potential to be Jeremy Lin level good.
It was an all-around strong performance for the Magic tonight and despite a few mini-slumps, the team played outstanding. After going through that miserable 5 of 6 game losing streak, the team has turned it’s fortunes around with a fully healthy team and won 7 of their last 9 games to improve to 19-11 on the season.
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