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Apr 05

Grades: Charlotte Bobcats 91, Orlando Magic 80

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Charlotte Bobcats 91 Final
Recap | Box Score
80 Orlando Magic

Arron Afflalo
2-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | -21

To say that Afflalo’s production has tapered off at the end of the season, as I said on TrueHoop TV Live: After Dark on Thursday, would be an understatement. It’s fallen off a cliff the past week or so, and the Bobcats game was the latest example of that. Afflalo was passive in his approach on offense and it reflected in his numbers.

Victor Oladipo
8-18 FG | 4-4 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 21 PTS | +7

Oladipo scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half, as he tried everything he could to help the Magic erase a 17-point halftime deficit. Nearly everything was clicking for him. He was aggressive in attacking the rim. He was pulling up for jump shots (and making them). Ultimately, it was to no avail, as the Bobcats won by double digits.

Tobias Harris
5-12 FG | 4-5 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 15 PTS | +7

Harris was the only other Magic player that had any success offensively. He got his usual numbers and he did it in typical Harris fashion. Midrange jump shots and free throws, with one 3-pointer tossed in for good measure. Oladipo and Harris shouldered much of the offensive load, coming off the bench no less, but they didn’t get much help.

Kyle O’Quinn
5-20 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 BLK | 6 REB | 10 PTS | -6

To put up 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 3 steals is rather impressive, as O’Quinn did against Charlotte. It goes to show you the type of defensive player that O’Quinn can be, even though he got roasted on the low block defending Al Jefferson. But how the heck did he shoot 20 times? And why? Did Big Baby take over his body?

Charlotte Bobcats

It was a milestone victory of sorts for the Bobcats, as they were able to get to .500 for the first time since November. Big Al (29 points, 16 rebounds) was a big reason for that, as he channeled his inner-Hakeem Olajuwon and dominated in the post. Kemba Walker (13 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) was not too shabby, either.