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Magic vs. Bobcats: Orlando Cruises To 100-79 Victory

The Magic improve to 3-1 on the season.

The Orlando Magic shot 44 percent and hit 12 3-pointers as they defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 100-79 on Friday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.

Ryan Anderson led the offensive attack for Orlando, putting up 23 points on 8-18 shooting. Dwight Howard was big on both ends, scoring 20 points while pulling down 24 boards. Jason Richardson (16 points), Hedo Turkoglu (15 points) and J.J. Reddick (11 points) joined them in double figures.

The Bobcats, held to 36.1 percent shooting on the evening, were led in scoring by Corey Maggette, who put up 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds. D.J. Augustin had 14 points on 3-11 shooting while Boris Diaw posted a 10-point, six-rebound and six-assist line.

The big difference between the teams was performance from behind the arc. Orlando was 12-28 from deep while Charlotte was just 5-15.

The Magic, now 3-1, host the Toronto Raptors at 6:00 p.m. on New Year's Day next time out.

For more on the Magic, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Orlando Magic blog. For news and notes on the Bobcats, check out Rufus On Fire, SB Nations Charlotte Bobcats Blog.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.