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Orlando Magic 103, Denver Nuggets 97: The Morning After

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  • Redick And Duke Have Their Big Night Together -- NBA FanHouse

    Tim Povtak of NBA FanHouse features J.J. Redick in his gamer and gets coach Stan Van Gundy's thoughts on his strong play.

    "I thought the key to J.J.'s performance was the rest I gave him at the beginning of the game, so he could be fresh,'' Magic coach Stan Van Gundy joked. "That was the most we've played anyone this season. He is one of the best -- if not the best -- conditioned guys in the league. He was tremendous.''

  • Reserves Lift Magic Past Nuggets

    John Hollinger of praises Redick and Ryan Anderson because "[e]ach played arguably his best game in a Magic uniform" when called upon. But he points out another factor instrumental in Orlando's victory:

    Although [Dwight Howard] blocked only two shots, his help defense against Carmelo Anthony was tremendous, with Howard constantly meeting Anthony near the rim to thwart attempted drives. Anthony scored 25 points but needed 25 shots to do it and had only two assists against the league's top-ranked squad in Defensive Efficiency.

  • Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson ignores thumb injury, helps Magic beat Denver Nuggets -

    Josh Robbins highlights Jameer Nelson's play in yesterday's win. Nelson contributed 16 points and 4 assists despite facing 2 major obstacles: his jammed right (shooting) thumb and Denver's Chauncey Billups.

  • Magic Take Down Nuggets | Howard the Dunk | An Orlando Magic Blog

    Redick and Anderson led Orlando in scoring with 23 and 19 points, respectively, off the bench. Andrew Melnick tells us how uncommon that is:

    The last time Orlando’s top two scorers came off the bench was on April 19th, 2006 when Carlos Arroyo scored 17 points and Keyon Dooling scored 15 points.

  • Redick, Anderson make Denver disappear (Nuggets/Magic recap) - Denver Stiffs

    Nate Timmons of Denver Stiffs says Denver's offense "shut down" late in the third quarter because it "went into 'me' mode." The Nuggets have lost 4 of 5, and their "fairytale season has suddenly turned into a nightmare."