Orlando 106, Sacramento 102

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento, California
Officials - #55 Bill Kennedy, #42 Eric Lewis, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 12728

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 29 27 20 30 106
Sacramento 33 26 20 23 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 41-24 24-11 17-13 W1
Sacramento 15-47 8-25 7-22 L4

Recap

Jameer Nelson scored 26 points and hit the go-ahead basket to help the Orlando Magic to a 106-102 victory over the host Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

Nelson’s layup with two minutes left gave Orlando (41-24) a 100-99 lead. He added an 18-footer 41 seconds later as the Magic held off the Kings (15-47), who were vying for a season sweep of Orlando.

DeMarcus Cousins scored a career-high 29 points and Marcus Thornton tallied 22 for Sacramento, which lost its fourth straight game.

Sacramento’s Luther Head missed a game-tying 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left. Hedu Turkoglu hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2.8 seconds left to make it a two-possession game.

Jason Richardson scored 19 points and Dwight Howard had 16 and 15 rebounds before fouling out for the Magic, who began a five-game road trip by snapping a two-game slide.

Sacramento led for most of the fourth quarter after Cousins hit two free throws for an 83-81 lead with 11:02 remaining.

The lead reached 95-89 on Omri Casspi’s 3-pointer with 5:18 remaining. But Orlando responded with a 9-2 run and took a 98-97 advantage on Richardson’s 3-pointer with 2:44 left.

Jason Thompson added 16 points for Sacramento.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Sacramento
Jameer Nelson 26 Scoring DeMarcus Cousins 29
Jameer Nelson 4 Assists Marcus Thornton 5
Dwight Howard 15 Rebounds Samuel Dalembert 10
Dwight Howard 8 Free Throws Made DeMarcus Cousins 13
Jameer Nelson 3 Steals DeMarcus Cousins 3
Dwight Howard 3 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 106 49.4 10-23 18-32 15 36 9 10 14
Sacramento 102 41.0 5-14 29-39 18 51 3 6 21

Upcoming Games

  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Kings have a W/L % of .133 after a win and .277 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Magic have a W/L % of .659 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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