When the Orlando Magic see Wine & Gold, they make shots. Lots of them, and usually far from the basket.
As was the case during the Dwight Howard era, the Magic buried the Cavaliers on Friday with some serious sniping from beyond the three-point arc, from the free-throw line, from everywhere in between. In the end, the host Magic escaped with 108-104 victory.
They have now won 10 straight in the series and 11 of 13 in Orlando.
On this night, the Magic did it by nailing 52 percent (11-for-21) of their three-pointers and 85 percent (17-for-20) of their free throws. That included seven straight from guard J.J. Redick to seal the game.
Overall, the Magic went 40-for-80 from the floor.
Basically, Howard is gone, former coach Stan Van Gundy is gone, and Magic forward and Cavs killer Hedo Turkoglu was on the bench with an injured hand but the results were the same.
Of course, Magic point guard Jameer Nelson is still here, and he proved more than anyone that this matchup could be...