Denver 82, Orlando 85

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 18, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #39 Kevin Fehr, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 19113

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 21 21 18 22 82
Orlando 18 29 17 21 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 41-28 27-7 14-21 L1
Orlando 44-26 25-11 19-15 W2

Recap


Jameer Nelson hit the winning 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Orlando Magic to an 85-82 victory over the visiting Denver Nuggets on Friday.

Dwight Howard had 16 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots for Orlando (44-26).

Wilson Chandler scored 20 points to lead Denver (41-28), which had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Denver’s Danilo Gallinari hit two free throws with 5.7 seconds left to tie the score before Nelson buried a straight-away 3-pointer over tight defense by Ty Lawson to give Orlando the victory.

Hedo Turkoglu added 15 points and Nelson, Brandon Bass and Jason Richardson all scored 13 points for the Magic.

Denver trailed 81-80 after Nene hit two free throws with 41 seconds left, but Orlando failed to put the Nuggets away with Bass hitting one of two free throws with 24.3 seconds remaining and Turkoglu missing a pair with 14.2 seconds to play.

Howard’s basket and free throw had given the Magic a 72-65 advantage with 7:11 to go. Chandler made sure the Nuggets stayed close, scoring six of Denver’s next eight points, including an 18-footer that cut Orlando’s lead to 75-73 with 5:33 remaining.

Gallinari had 17 points in his return from a toe injury. Nene added 14 points and nine rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Orlando
Wilson Chandler 20 Scoring Dwight Howard 16
Raymond Felton 7 Assists Hedo Turkoglu 8
Kenyon Martin 10 Rebounds Dwight Howard 18
Danilo Gallinari 10 Free Throws Made Brandon Bass 9
Wilson Chandler 2 Steals Dwight Howard 4
Chris Andersen 1 Blocks Dwight Howard 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 82 35.9 6-23 20-24 19 47 3 9 16
Orlando 85 37.3 9-25 20-31 17 51 10 10 18

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Magic have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .679 after a loss.
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