Orlando 111, Charlotte 102

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #12 Violet Palmer, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 16234

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Orlando 26 21 24 25 15 111
Charlotte 28 25 24 19 6 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 50-29 28-11 22-18 W2
Charlotte 32-46 20-19 12-27 L4

Recap


Gilbert Arenas had 25 points and the Orlando Magic dominated overtime to earn a 111-102 victory that eliminated the host Charlotte Bobcats from playoff contention Wednesday night.

Brandon Bass added 19 points and eight rebounds and Jameer Nelson had 18 points and nine assists for the Magic (50-29). Orlando rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, and then outscored Charlotte 15-6 in the extra frame.

Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with 32 points, but Charlotte (32-46) needed a victory to keep its postseason hopes alive following Indiana's win over Washington on Wednesday. D.J. Augustin almost won it in regulation for the Bobcats, but missed a well-defended layup at the buzzer.

Charlotte led 81-71 early in the fourth before the Magic went on an 8-0 run that included 3s from Hedo Turkoglu (17 points) and Ryan Anderson.

Things got chippy with the Bobcats ahead 81-79 and 8:30 to play. A charge call on Orlando's Quentin Richardson led to a pair of double-technicals and an individual technical on Richardson, who was ejected.

The Magic's momentum continued, though, as they seized the lead on a Turkoglu runner, 86-84, with 6:31 remaining.

Dwight Howard (15 points, seven rebounds, six blocks) collected a technical in the first half when he tossed the ball after being called for a 10-second violation at the foul line. Unless it is rescinded, the 18h technical this season for Howard means he'll be suspended for Sunday's game against Chicago.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Charlotte
Gilbert Arenas 25 Scoring Gerald Henderson 32
Jameer Nelson 9 Assists Boris Diaw 7
Brandon Bass 8 Rebounds Dante Cunningham 10
Brandon Bass 7 Free Throws Made Gerald Henderson 7
Gilbert Arenas 2 Steals Boris Diaw 3
Dwight Howard 6 Blocks Kwame Brown 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 111 53.9 14-35 15-18 20 35 10 6 16
Charlotte 102 46.4 6-11 18-20 27 33 2 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .391 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Magic have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .621 after a loss.
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