Recap - Magic Defeat Charlotte 91-88
|Recap - Magic Defeat Charlotte 91-88|
Dwight Howard scored 22 points leading the Magic to a 91-88 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Orlando did not, however, defeat the Bobcats against the spread, which closed at 6 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 185.5.
Rashard Lewis had 22 points for Orlando and Quentin Richardson chipped in with 14 points. Chris Duhon had 9 assists for the Magic, while Dwight Howard was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Charlotte got 25 points from Gerald Wallace in a losing cause and another 16 points from Stephen Jackson. D.J. Augustin contributed 8 assists for the Bobcats, while Gerald Wallace had 14 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Orlando were victorious, as the score was 43-36 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Charlotte as they grabbed 40 boards, while Orlando only had 37.
Next game, Orlando takes its act home to face Atlanta looking for another win. For Charlotte, they head home to face San Antonio.