Orlando 95, New Jersey 85

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 25, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #22 Bill Spooner, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 19087

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 20 18 25 22 85
Orlando 25 23 18 29 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 23-48 18-18 5-30 L1
Orlando 47-26 26-11 21-15 W5

Recap


Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds as the host Orlando Magic fended off the New Jersey Nets 95-85 on Friday for their fifth straight victory.

Hedo Turkoglu added 20 points and 13 assists, and Ryan Anderson was 5 of 8 on 3-pointers for the Magic (47-26), who won their seventh straight over the Nets.

Jordan Farmar had 16 assists and 15 points, and Anthony Morrow scored 19 for New Jersey (23-48), which has lost five of its last six games and fell to 5-30 on the road. Kris Humphries had 14 rebounds.

Farmar started in place of All-Star point guard Deron Williams, who missed his fourth straight game with a wrist injury.

New Jersey trimmed a 10-point halftime deficit and trailed by one with 9:52 remaining before Orlando went on an 10-0 spurt, highlighted by a pair of Anderson 3-pointers to take a 79-68 lead with 5:50 to go.

After Farmar's basket brought the Nets to within 84-80 with 2:17 left, the Magic put the game away with an 8-2 burst, including four points by Howard.

The Magic led 48-38 at halftime behind Howard's 13 points and eight rebounds.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Orlando
Anthony Morrow 19 Scoring Dwight Howard 21
Jordan Farmar 16 Assists Hedo Turkoglu 13
Kris Humphries 10 Rebounds Dwight Howard 14
Kris Humphries 2 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 7
Brook Lopez 2 Steals Ryan Anderson 2
Johan Petro 1 Blocks Dwight Howard 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 85 46.2 9-19 4-6 29 35 1 4 19
Orlando 95 50.7 11-27 10-23 24 34 7 9 11

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against New York. The Magic have a W/L % of .660 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Nets have a W/L % of .391 after a win and .292 after a loss.
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