Charlotte 77, Orlando 89

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 1, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 18969

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 17 22 21 17 77
Orlando 23 26 21 19 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 32-43 20-17 12-26 L1
Orlando 48-28 27-11 21-17 W1

Recap


Dwight Howard had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to an 89-77 victory over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Friday.

Jameer Nelson scored 15 points and Quentin Richardson added 14 points as Orlando (48-28) halted a two-game losing streak.

Dante Cunningham scored 21 points for Charlotte (32-43), which had a four-game winning streak snapped and fell two games behind the Indiana Pacers for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Richardson’s point total was his highest since early December and he hit two 3-pointers during a 10-2 run fourth-quarter run in which the Magic took an 80-66 lead with 6:33 remaining.

Orlando never trailed after Ryan Anderson’s 3-pointer in the first quarter broke a 14-14 tie. The Magic led 49-39 at halftime.

D.J. Augustin scored 19 points and Kwame Brown had 11 rebounds for the Bobcats, who were without leading scorer Stephen Jackson (hamstring).

Hedo Turkoglu and Brandon Bass added 12 points apiece for Orlando.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Orlando
Dante Cunningham 21 Scoring Dwight Howard 26
D.J. Augustin 6 Assists Hedo Turkoglu 7
Kwame Brown 11 Rebounds Dwight Howard 14
D.J. Augustin 4 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 6
Kwame Brown 2 Steals Dwight Howard 2
Dante Cunningham 1 Blocks Brandon Bass 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 77 45.2 1-9 10-13 23 37 2 6 16
Orlando 89 42.3 9-29 20-24 18 37 6 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Magic have a W/L % of .646 after a win and .607 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Washington. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .419 after a loss.
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