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Orlando Magic Blown Out by San Antonio Spurs

November 29th, 2012 at 5:02 PM
By Josh McKinney

The Orlando Magic knew it would be a tough task trying to compete with one of the league's best teams, the San Antonio Spurs. As it turns out, not only did they lose by double digits, but they were outscored in every quarter in a 110-89 loss on Wednesday night at the Amway Center.

"I don't know if it takes a perfect effort," Magic guard Jameer Nelson said. "We've got to put forth more of an effort as a team and eliminate some of the mistakes we had out there and some of that uncertainty, and be more decisive offensively."

Orlando welcomes Brooklyn to town on Friday at 7:0The Orlando Magic knew it would be a tough task trying to compete with one of the league's best teams, the San Antonio Spurs. As it turns out, not only did they lose by double digits, but they were outscored in every quarter in a 110-89 loss on Wednesday night at the Amway Center.

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"I don't know if it takes a perfect effort," Magic guard Jameer Nelson said. "We've got to put forth more of an effort as a team and eliminate some of the mistakes we had out there and some of that uncertainty, and be more decisive offensively."

Manu Ginobili provided the Spurs (13-3) with a game-high 20 points off the bench, while Gary Neal had 19 and Tim Duncan recorded 15. Tony Parker had 14 points to go with eight assists and DeJuan Blair finished with 11 points and six rebounds.

Orlando (5-9) received 16 points from Arron Afflalo, 14 from Nelson, 12 from Glen Davis, and 11 from E'Twaun Moore.

San Antonio made 44 of 84 (52.4%) shots from the field and was 11 of 25 from three-point range (40.0%), while the Magic made 41 of 95 (43.2%) field goals, including 2 of 15 from downtown (13.3%). Although Orlando outrebounded the visitors 46-39, the teams were an even 50-50 on points in the paint. In terms of fastbreak points, the Spurs held a 25-11 edge.

After outscoring the Magic 29-18 in the first quarter, the Spurs also won the second (26-23), third (26-23), and fourth periods (29-25).

"We can't let shots dictate the rest of the game," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "A shot can't dictate transition defense, a missed shot can't dictate our ability to box out and not give up second-chance points … shots have nothing to do with that."

Orlando welcomes Brooklyn to town on Friday at 7:00 pm on FS Florida.

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"I don't know if it takes a perfect effort," Magic guard Jameer Nelson said. "We've got to put forth more of an effort as a team and eliminate some of the mistakes we had out there and some of that uncertainty, and be more decisive offensively."Game GameGame

Manu Ginobili provided the Spurs (13-3) with a game-high 20 points off the bench, while Gary Neal had 19 and Tim Duncan recorded 15. Tony Parker had 14 points to go with eight assists and DeJuan Blair finished with 11 points and six reb

Orlando (5-9) received 16 points from Arron Afflalo, 14 from Nelson, 12 from Glen Davis, and 11 from E'Twaun Moore.

San Antonio made 44 of 84 (52.4%) shots from the field and was 11 of 25 from three-point range (40.0%), while the Magic made 41 of 95 (43.2%) field goals, including 2 of 15 from downtown (13.3%). Although Orlando outrebounded the visitors 46-39, the teams were an even 50-50 on points in the paint. In terms of fastbreak points, the Spurs held a 25-11 edge.

After outscoring the Magic 29-18 in the first quarter, the Spurs also won the second (26-23), third (26-23), and fourth periods

"We can't let shots dictate the rest of the game," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "A shot can't dictate transition defense, a missed shot can't dictate our ability to box out and not give up second-chance points … shots have nothing to do with that."

Orlando welcomes Brooklyn to town on Friday at 7:00 pm on FS Florida. 

 

Tags: Amway Center, Arron Afflalo, Basketball, E'Twaun Moore, Glen Davis, Jacque Vaughn, Jameer Nelson, NBA, Orlando, Orlando Magic

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