Facing off against Hedo Turkoglu‘s former team, the Orlando Magic were able to defeat the Toronto Raptors by the score of 112-72. The game was close for a half before the Magic outscored the Raptors by 36 points to turn things into a blowout and allow head coach Stan Van Gundy a chance to rest the starters in the fourth quarter with a game against the Houston Rockets looming later tonight. Dwight Howard led the way for Orlando, finishing with 31 points, 19 rebounds, and getting dunk after dunk throughout the evening. There was little that Toronto’s frontline could do to stop Howard on offense. Ryan Anderson continues his stellar play as of late, contributing with 21 points and 10 rebounds. J.J. Redick chipped in with 12 points, while Brandon Bass had 10 points and nine rebounds.
This game was a blowout for a number of reasons.
First, as mentioned previously, the Raptors did little to prevent Howard from doing whatever he wanted offensively.
Whether it was Howard scoring with ease in 3-out/2-in offensive sets when he posted up on the low block, getting alley-oop feeds from Jameer Nelson for dunks, earning deep post position whenever he was in transition and converting on hook shots, crashing the offensive glass and racking up buckets in that manner, it was one of those nights where everything came easy for the big fella.