Found November 02, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
ORLANDO - At least for one night, life without All-NBA center Dwight Howard doesn't look so bad. The rebuilt Orlando Magic, starting without Howard for the first time in eight seasons, opened a new era Friday night with a 102-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Forward Glen Davis, who has happily accepted the new leadership role, led everyone with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Sixth man J.J. Redick had 21 points and six assists. The Magic never trailed after the first few minutes, leading by as many as 23 points in the second half. The Magic, already low on experience, lost veteran Hedo Turkoglu in the third period with a broken left hand, but it was overshadowed by a glowing opening night performance. "It's one game, but it's a game to let everyone know I'm here, to seize the moment and step into a new role," Davis said. "We're building, and this is the start. It's a whole different culture now, and we're planting the seeds." ...
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