With rumours flying around of a rift between Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and all-star Dwight Howard, the Magic needed a good win to get the focus back onto their performances. However on Thursday night they were soundly beaten by a rejuvenated Knicks side.
Carmelo Anthony scored a game high 19 points while Orlando’s Dwight Howard did not make a single point till late in the third to end up with stats of 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 turnovers.
The Knicks did most of their damage with their 3 pointers, scoring 13 of them as they got the lead and never looked back.
Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy when asked about his comments about Howard wanting him fired : I don’t know how many times it’s happened to us this year, but just in the last few weeks — it’s something that’s driving me crazy — every game we have guys on the other team who come into the game shooting under 30 percent in threes (and they) make multiple trees. Tonight it’s J.R. Smith, Landry Fields and Carmelo Anthony. That certainly had nothing to do with anything that happened this morning.”
J.J Reddick : “I’ve never been on a team that hasn’t gone through some tough times. I think our tough times are magnified this season because of everything that’s gone on off the court.”
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