Magic vs Clippers: What Went Right

The Magic bettered their record to 42-24 as they cruised to an easy 110-88 victory over the hapless Los Angeles Clippers at Amway Arena. Although the performance was far from a thing of beauty by the home team, the level of competition was so low that it really didn't matter.

What Went Right:

1. More good offense- Orlando shot 52% from the field and scored 110 points, as they had six players in double figures. They were able to score from inside and outside, and executed well against an undermanned Clippers group.

2. They hit the glass- The Magic out-rebounded Los Angeles 46-38, including 13 boards from Dwight Howard.

3. Great free throw shooting- Orlando hit on 88% of their foul shots which is one of the highest totals of the season.

4. Another double-double from Superman- Dwight Howard scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds on the night. Howard made it look easy, especially early on as he finished the first quarter with 14 points and 9 rebounds.

5. Good Magic defense- Orlando held the Clippers, who struggle offensively, to just 88 points on just 41% shooting from the field. Although there were some occasional lapses, Orlando controlled the paint and didn't allow much other than jump shots.

6. Aggressive play by Rashard Lewis- Lewis filled up the stat sheet as he scored 19 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists. It was a nice all-around game by the Magic power forward.