The Orlando Magic head to Charlotte to take on the Bobcats coming off a 102-93 victory over the New York Knicks in a game that saw star Dwight Howard score just eight points and foul out of the game. This was just coming off Howard's career high 45 point performance against Golden State in the previous game. Against the Bobcats, Howard will look to have one of his typical days against Charlotte. In their last meeting, Howard picked up 20 points and 24 rebounds.
Luckily without Howard scoring, the Magic have gotten some performances from guys like Ryan Anderson, who picked up 30 points against the Knicks to help power the Magic to victory. "He's getting double and triple-teamed at some points," Anderson said."He's doing a great job keeping composure, being patient, finding guys on the perimeter, and we're moving the ball and that's why we got open shots tonight, just because of him."
The Bobcats will be opponent for the Magic in the three-game homestand after their long road trip. The Bobcats however have lost seven of their last eight games and have just three wins on the season. On Monday against Golden State, the Bobcats led 94-93 late but wound up blowing the lead and scoring just 17 points in the final quarter after holding a 14 point lead early in the second half. The Bobcats will hope to contain Dwight Howard and make the rest of the Orlando Magic team beat them to try to get back on the winning track.
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