Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)
Series starts 10/15
(1-1, 1-1 away)
(2-1, 1-0 home)
7:00 PM ET, October 15, 2005
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."