clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Magic Vs. Knicks Final Score: Orlando Rallies In Second Half For 102-93 Victory

The Orlando Magic picked up their fourth consecutive victory Monday afternoon when they defeated the New York Knicks, 102-93, at Madison Square Garden behind a career-best 30 points from Ryan Anderson. Orlando's fourth-year stretch forward shot 11-of-19 from the field and 7-of-13 from three-point distance in helping Orlando rally from an early first-half deficit. J.J. Redick, starting for the injured Jason Richardson, added 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

After intermission, Orlando shot 11-of-18 on three-pointers and 55.9 percent overall while limiting the host Knicks to 42 points and 35.9 percent shooting. After a dominant, 20-point first half, Carmelo Anthony struggled in the third and fourth quarters, missing 12 of his 17 shots and committing three turnovers.

The Magic took the lead for good with a banked-in triple by Hedo Turkoglu with 5:32 remaining. New York drew no closer than two points the rest of the way.

Dwight Howard had a rough game, fouling out and committing six turnovers in 38 minutes while scoring just eight points (3-of-6 from the field, 2-of-9 on free throws). Orlando prevailed on the strength of its defense and three-point shooting, not Howard's dominance on the interior.

For more on the Magic, please visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, SB Nation's Magic blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit a href="" targSB Nation New York and Posting and Toasting, SB Nation's Knicks blog.

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