Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/15

Game 1: Saturday, October 15th

Hornets 83

(1-1, 1-1 away)

Magic 101

(2-1, 1-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, October 15, 2005

    1 2 3 4 T
    NO 30 17 17 1983
    ORL 23 29 27 22101

    Orlando 101, New Orleans 83

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic past the New Orleans Hornets 101-83 in an exhibition game on Saturday night.

    Jamaal Magloire had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Hornets. New Orleans led 30-23 after the first quarter, but was outscored 56-34 during the following two quarters.

    Jameer Nelson and Keyon Dooling each had 14 points for Orlando. Hedo Turkoglu scored 11, including a 3-pointer that put the Magic up 76-60 with two minutes left in the third.

    Magic forward Grant Hill sat out after bruising his right quadriceps during a shooting drill earlier in the week.

    "Just precautionary," Orlando coach Brian Hill said.

    Hill, who missed the entire 2003-04 season with a left ankle injury, played in 67 games last season, averaging 19.7 points.

    "I'll be all right," Grant Hill said. "I got bumped in the quadriceps right above the knee."

    There was a moment of silence before the game in honor of Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier, who died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing and was stricken in his home. He was 28.

    "It's really sad for somebody that young and so early in his professional career," Brian Hill said. "It's obviously devastating for his wife, his family and the Hawks organization."

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