(AP) - Hedo Turkoglu scored 26 points, and the
Orlando Magic made a team-record 18 3-pointers in a 112-85 victory
over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Turkoglu was 6-of-8 outside the arc for Orlando, which hit 55
percent of its 3s. The Magic's previous record for 3-pointers was
16 against the Atlanta Hawks on April 18, 1996.
The Magic won their third straight, while Memphis had its
two-game home winning streak snapped.
Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis scored 16 points apiece for the
Magic, and Howard grabbed 10 rebounds. Keyon Dooling finished with
13 points and Maurice Evans scored 12.
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 20 points, while Pau Gasol had 17
points and 11 rebounds. Mike Conley had 13 points.
The game got away from the Grizzlies when Orlando used a 17-8
run to close the first half, then stretched the advantage in the
early stages of the third quarter. That allowed the Magic to build
the lead to 19, and they never let the margin get under double
digits the rest of the way.
The Magic shot 55 percent from the field and forced 15 Memphis
turnovers, while only committing six themselves.
Turkoglu shot 7-of-9 in the first half, missing only one of his
five shots outside the arc, for 18 points to help Orlando take a
58-48 lead at intermission. Dooling added 11 points off the Magic
Gasol and Conley had 10 points each for Memphis.
Both teams shot better than 50 percent early, with the Magic
connecting on seven of their first 11 shots outside the arc. That
helped Orlando build the advantage to as many as nine midway
through the second quarter.
Memphis cut the deficit to 41-40 after three consecutive baskets
by Conley. But the Magic maintained their shooting touch, hitting
59 percent from the field for the half.
Orlando closed the half with a 17-8 run, including Dooling's
basket as time ran out in the half for the 10-point lead.
The Grizzlies continued their trend of not playing well in the
opening minutes of the second half, allowing Orlando to extend the
lead to 19. Memphis put together a small rally, led by 11 points
from Gay in the third period, but still trailed 86-72 entering the
Notes: Gay and Howard are two of the four participants in the Slam
Dunk Contest on All-Star weekend. ... The Magic had lost five
straight in Memphis. The Magic's only other win in Memphis since
the Grizzlies' 2001 relocation from Vancouver was in 2002. ...
Lewis recorded a four-point play with 6:35 left in the third as he
was fouled by Darko Milicic on a 3-pointer from the top of the arc.
... The Magic were without G Jameer Nelson for the third straight
game. Nelson has a strained tendon in his right foot.
The Grizzlies next play at the Washington Wizards Friday night.