Charlotte 89, Orlando 96

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #62 Brian Forte, # Tre Maddox, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 18846

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 24 26 17 22 89
Orlando 17 30 20 29 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 3-12 2-6 1-6 L2
Orlando 10-3 5-1 5-2 W5

Recap


Dwight Howard had 25 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 96-89 victory over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday for their seventh straight win.

Orlando defeated Charlotte for the 10th straight time while the Bobcats have lost eight of their last nine games.

Howard pushed around a smaller Charlotte frontcourt, and added four blocks to his stat line.

Ryan Anderson hit a 3-pointer from the corner to put the Magic ahead by five points with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter. Hedo Turkoglu stole the ball on the ensuing possession and was fouled, and knocked down both free throws to secure the win. Turkoglu and Anderson scored 15 and 13 points, respectively.

The Bobcats’ new backcourt duo of D.J. Augustin and Kemba Walker turned up the intensity, constantly pushing the tempo and attacking the paint. Walker finished with 15 points and six assists while Augustin added 13 and five. Gerald Henderson scored a team-high 22 points.

Orlando’s interior defense toughened up in the fourth quarter, holding Charlotte to only one field goal for more than five minutes down the stretch.

Von Wafer chipped in with 13 points off the bench for the Magic, while Bismack Biyombo led Bobcats reserves with 11.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Orlando
Gerald Henderson 22 Scoring Dwight Howard 25
Kemba Walker 6 Assists Dwight Howard 4
Bismack Biyombo 10 Rebounds Dwight Howard 17
Gerald Henderson 8 Free Throws Made Jameer Nelson 6
D.J. Augustin 4 Steals Ryan Anderson 3
Bismack Biyombo 4 Blocks Dwight Howard 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 89 46.8 5-17 12-17 23 36 6 11 18
Orlando 96 46.2 7-22 17-26 19 42 5 10 18

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Magic have a W/L % of .700 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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