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Magic vs. Suns four-factors analysis

A look at what Dean Oliver's Four Factors say about Orlando's victory against the Suns on Sunday.

Glen Davis and Goran Dragić
Glen Davis and Goran Dragić
Kim Klement - US Presswire

The Orlando Magic cruised past the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, 115-94, to boost their record to 2-0. Reserve two-guard J.J. Redick scored 24 points and dished six assists, while Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo scored 22 points apiece for a sizzling Orlando team.

How, exactly, did Orlando top Phoenix? A look at the four factors can help answer that question:

Team Pace Efficiency eFG% FT Rate OReb% TO Rate
Suns 95.0 99.0 45.6% 12.1 34.0 16.8
Magic 95.0 121.1 53.8% 17.4 31.7 11.6
Green denotes a stat better than the team's 2011/12 average;
red denotes a stat worse than the team's 2011/12 average.

The Magic shot the lights out--48.9 percent from the field overall, but 81.8 percent on 11 three-point attempts--while limiting the Suns to 42.9 percent from the floor. In addition, the Magic made the most of Phoenix's many miscues: the Suns committed 16 turnovers, which Orlando converted into 20 points.

Orlando must improve on the defensive glass, however: the Suns grabbed 17 offensive rebounds in 50 chances, with Marcin Gortat snaring seven offensive boards in his 35 minutes of burn. The teams scored 18 second-chance points apiece, but the Magic cannot continue to allow their opponents more than one shot-attempt per possession.

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