No Jameer Nelson. No Vince Carter. No Brandon Bass. No problem.
The Orlando Magic continued its winning ways by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies, 102-83, to push its record to 4-0 in pre-season play. As has been the norm since NBA play has resumed in the month of October, the Magic benefitted from a balanced attack, as six players finished the game in double-figures. Mickael Pietrus led Orlando with 19 points (7-13 from the field, 3-6 beyond the arc). J.J. Redick continues to impress in exhibition play, chipping in with 15 points and 5 assists. After not playing against the Houston Rockets last week, Dwight Howard returned to action and posted a double-double, with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 1 block.
Memphis was led by rookie Sam Young, who had a game-high 22 points (on only 13 shots) in 37 minutes. Hasheem Thabeet, the Grizzlies' prized lottery pick, was scoreless in 18 minutes, attempting only one field goal but notching 3 blocks.