Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Magic Smash Hornets in Preseason Action

October 13, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
Filed under Basketball

Last year, the Orlando Magic made an exciting run to the NBA Finals. Last year, the New Orleans Hornets got dominated in the first round of the playoffs. On Tuesday, things appeared to be the same.

In preseason action, the Magic smashed the Hornets by a final score of 121-86. Orlando was led by Ryan Anderson and Vince Carter — two players they acquired via a trade with the New Jersey Nets. Anderson had 22 points in 19 minutes, while Carter had 18 points in 33 minutes. Combined, the two players hit 9-of-14 three-pointers.

For the Hornets, David West and Chris Paul led the way. West had 14 points, while Paul had 13 points and six assists. Julian Wright, Devin Brown and Marcus Thornton were the other players in double figures for New Orleans.

The Magic, led by superstar Dwight Howard, have a stacked roster and look very capable of winning the Eastern Conference once again. The Hornets also improved in the offseason and should see more wins this year — but they’ll have to do much better than they did on Tuesday.

Dwight Howard has even more help this season (Image: Zuma Press)

Dwight Howard has even more help this season (Image: Zuma Press)

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