Found January 21, 2012 on
by Nick Wilke / @Njwilke
The Los Angeles Lakers had an abysmal shooting night on Friday against the Magic, and ended their road trip to Florida with a 92-80 loss.
On the other end of the floor, the Magic (11-4) were unstoppable on this night. They executed the inside-out game plan perfectly. It started with feeding the ball to Dwight Howard on every possession. When the Lakers doubled him, Howard would pass the ball out to an open shooter for a shot. If the Lakers didn’t double Howard, then he would go to work in the post.
The Lakers couldn’t stop this attack. Howard finished with 21 points and 23 rebounds and was able to draw fouls on Andrew Bynum. The four other Magic starters all attempted at least four treys. As a team, the Magic were 12-27 (44 percent) from long distance.
Lately, the Lakers (10-7) have been having trouble scoring, averaging just 80 points per contest over their last three games. They scored a season-low 73 points against Dallas on Monday, but still escaped wit...
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Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard had one of those nights on Friday, that strike fear in the other 29 teams in the Association. Howard once again joined the most exclusive fraternity in the NBA; “CLUB 20-20” as he scored 21 points and grabbed 23 boards and helped his club lay waste to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers by a final score of 92-80. Los Angeles limped out of the game...
Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic survived a tough shooting performance for a 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
If Orlando center Dwight Howard is eventually traded to the Los Angeles Lakers before season's end, he will be joining a team the Magic continue to dominate at the Amway Center. Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Magic's energy wasn't always great Friday night, but they came alive when it counted in a 92-80 win over the Lakers -- Orlando's sixth victory...
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And the Lakers' road struggles continue. Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 boards as the Magic cruised to a 92-80 victory to hand L.A. its sixth road loss of the season.
As much as ESPN hyped the head-to-head matchup between Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum before last night’s Magic/Lakers game, you would’ve thought that, you know, Bynum had actually done something to earn space on Dwight’s marquee. But choosing to ignore all the warning signs that this might be the most disappointing big-man “battle” since Emeka [...]
In Stephen A. Smith's voice, here is some miraculous, exclusive, NBA scoopage by me. (I guess he is still employed by ESPN as a reporter?) S.A.S. is reporting that he has "sources" that say the Magic are curious about a trade with the New York Knicks for their big man, in which the Knicks give up 2 big men for Dwight Howard.
According to Stephen A. Smith from...
Both Jameer Nelson and Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith placed some of the blame for Nelson’s struggles this season on Dwight Howard’s massive shoulders, which doesn’t seem like the most brilliant of tactics. Per the Orlando Sentinel: “Jameer Nelson admitted that Dwight Howard’s mention of playing with other point guards affected him. A slumping Nelson said Howard’s talking...