Magic vs Mavericks: What Went Right

Every cloud has it's silver lining. That phrase doesn't often apply to sports, and it really didn't when he look back on the effort by the Orlando Magic Monday evening. We did manage to find a few things that went right for the team.

1. Dwight Howard offensively- If you take away Howard's 6-13 free throw effort, he made 11 of 16 shots from the field, and scored 28 points. It was Dwight's highest scoring output in nearly a month.

2. Rashard Lewis defensively- Not a clerical error, you read it correctly, Rashard Lewis played solid defense on Dirk Nowitzki. Rashard made Dirk work for most of his 20 points, and really did an admirable job.

3. Hedo messed around and got a triple double- On a night where Hedo couldn't throw it in the ocean from the beach (4-14 from the field), Turkoglu worked hard on the glass and as a distributor, and ended up with his first career triple double, 13 points, 13 assists, and 12 rebounds.

4. Ball control- The Magic finished with just 8 turnovers for the night, their lowest total in nearly a month.


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