NBA Game Summary - Sacramento at Orlando
(Saturday, November 1st)
Final Score: Orlando 121, Sacramento 103
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Dwight Howard scored 29 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and blocked five shots while each starter reached double figures for the Magic, who trounced the Kings, 121-103, for their first win of the season.
Rashard Lewis ended with 26 points, seven boards and six assists for Orlando, which dropped its first two contests. Hedo Turkoglu had 21 points and Mickael Pietrus 20 in the victory.
Kevin Martin had a game-high 31 points for the Kings, who have dropped the first three of a four-game season-opening road trip. Spencer Hawes had 14 points, while John Salmons and Jason Thompson dropped 12 apiece.
A Turkoglu three-pointer late in the first gave the Magic a 32-28 lead heading into the second frame. The Magic kept pushing and opened up a 59-49 lead at the half.
A pair of free throws from Martin and two baskets from Beno Udrih brought the Kings within 59-55, 1 1/2 minutes into the third.
However, a Jameer Nelson three-pointer started a surge that saw Orlando outscore Sacramento 13-6 to grab a 72-61 lead with six minutes on the clock.
Following a Turkoglu free throw, Howard's tip-in in the closing seconds made it 88-76 heading into the final stanza.
Orlando opened the fourth quarter outscoring Sacramento 9-4 to grab a 97-80 lead 2 1/2 minutes in. Turkoglu accounted for five of the points on the surge.
The Magic's lead hovered around the mid-teens and the team was never seriously threatened, cruising the rest of the way.
Orlando was 8-of-22 from three-point range, and Sacramento was 5-of-15 from behind the arc...Sacramento won just 12 games away from home last season and hasn't had a winning record on the road since 2002-03...The Kings have also dropped six of their last eight contests in Orlando...Coming off a 52-win season, Orlando was winless after two games for just the third time in franchise history. The Magic last dropped three straight to open the season in 2005-06.
11/01 21:57:26 ET