The Orlando Magic have already eclipsed their point total from Monday night against the Boston Celtics, when they set a new franchise record with just 56 points in four quarters at TD Garden. It was a different story on Thursday, as Orlando got hot, shooting 50 percent from the floor and taking a 58-37 lead over the Celts.
Ryan Anderson didn't make a shot on Monday, going 0 for 8 and symbolizing the general offensive ineptitude of the Magic on that night. But Anderson has turned it around since, catching fire in the win over Indiana and now leading Orlando with 12 points at half. Jason Richardson was the only other Magic player in double figures with 10. As was the case against the Pacers, new all-time franchise scoring leader Dwight Howard was in foul trouble throughout the first half, playing only seven minutes. The Magic will look to keep the pace in the second half to avenge their loss on Monday with a blowout of their own.
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