After a poor shooting second quarter, the Orlando Magic trail the Oklahoma City Thunder 55-41 at half at Chesapeake Energy Center. After a Hedo Turkoglu three pointer gave the Magic a 21-18 lead in the first quarter, Oklahoma City took control in the final three minutes of the first and then built their lead to as many as 14 points in the second.
Orlando evenly distributed the scoring among the starting five. All Star center Dwight Howard nearly had a double-double in the first half, finishing with eight points and nine rebounds. Howard has managed to stay out of foul trouble through the first two quarters, committing only one foul. In addition to Howard, Turkoglu and Jameer Nelson also added eight points each, while Ryan Anderson led all Magic scorers with nine. Anderson led off the game scoring a quick six points but came back down to earth in the second quarter.
Glen Davis had an inauspicious debut for Orlando. Big Baby committed three fouls in just nine minutes but also managed to chuck up seven attempts from the field in those nine minutes. He hit only two shots.
Orlando is shooting just 31% from behind the arc which will have to improve if they are to make this a game against a team that many predict to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.
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