No Superman, just Clark Kent !

In the first game of the second round Dwight Howard and his Orlando Magic faced the Detroit Pistons. It seems that the Pistons are Howards kryptonite. The Big man just scored 12 Points along with 8 boards. The Pistons played solid defense and controlled the tempo of the game. In the second half the Pistons outplayed Orlando (48-30) on both ends of the floor. The Pistons managed to stop Howard on the inside and also forced the three-point shooters of the Magic to a 2 of 15 shooting night. The whole Orlando team was so bad from the freethrowline (10 of 20) you could play hack-a-magic all night long.

  • Billups was attacking the rim all night long, he scored 19 points along with 7 assists
  • RIP was shooting 7 of 14 for 17
  • Maxiell was amazing in the fourth quarter! he scored 10 of his 12 in the last period. He looked like a McDyess clone hitting jump shots with ease
  • Just 6 turnovers from the Pistons!
  • Orlando got outrebounded 47-40

Late in the game Dwight injured his left thumb. It wasn’t to bad he was able to finish the game.

“It’s fine,” Howard said after getting an X-ray on his shooting hand. “It’s just a bruise. I’ll be all right.”

“We got outplayed badly,” Van Gundy said. “We need to bounce back.”


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