Written by William Lee
The Magic got off to a quick start, jumping to a 15-5 lead within four minutes. Jameer Nelson was responsible for 10/15 points during the run, knocking down a three and handing out three assist. After New York took a quick timeout, the Knicks got back into the game, ending the quarter strong, trimming the Magic lead to three, with a score 31-28. The Magic was scorching hot from downtown, knocking down six threes in the opening period. Arron Afflalo led the way for the Magic scoring ten points, including a couple of threes in the quarter, finishing with 20 points in the game. The Knicks were able to withstand this in the first quarter, by battling on the boards, getting five offensive rebounds to keep themselves in the game.
The Magic continued to pour it on with their three point shooting, with Ronnie Price to open up the second quarter with a three, increasing the Magic lead to 34-28. From this point on the Knicks went on a 15-1 run, powered by some three point shooting of their own. The Knicks knocked down five consecutive threes, which was bookended by Tim Hardaway Jr makes. By the end of the run the Knicks were up by eight, leading 43-35 with 8:00 left in the first half. Each three was came off of great ball movement, with each of them coming off of an assist. Afflalo ended the Knicks run, knocking down a couple of jump shots. At 5:02 Carmelo Anthony got three points the good old fashioned way, finishing an and one to give the Knicks a 51-44 lead. It was a three point shooting contest for both teams by halftime, with the Knicks leading 59-54. The Magic knocked down eight field goals from beyond the arc, but the Knicks would not be outdone, as they made ten three pointers of their own. Both teams moved the ball extremely effectively to get the threes, with the Magic scoring on 18 field goals on 11 assist, and the Knicks scoring 20 field goals on 12 assist. Continue reading
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