As expected, the Orlando Magic beat the Wade-less, Shaq-less, Haslem-less Miami Heat. The final score was 107-91, but don't let that fool you. The Heat were within three points until the Magic reeled-off an 18-to-1 run to put the game on ice. Here's the boxscore, here's John Denton's recap, and here's Ira Winderman's blog entry from a Heat perspective. Winderman says Rashard Lewis is "grotesquely overpaid." Adverbs sure are terrific.
Hedo Turkoglu is making a strong case for team MVP. He had his most efficient scoring outing in a while, registering a game-high 27 points while taking just 13 shots. He also grabbed 12 rebounds. Hell, if it weren't for the 6 turnovers, he would have had an essentially flawless game. Damn.
The Magic won by 16, the outcome of the game wasn't in doubt for much of the fourth quarter, yet J.J. Redick still got a DNP-CD. That's gotta hurt, especially considering Ketih Bogans' ineffectiveness; J.J. could have done better than 7 points on 2-of-7 shooting if he played Bogans' 26 minutes. Just saying.
With any luck, I'll have more on this game tomorrow morning. There's real-life stuff for me to take care of now.