Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 11/14

Game 1: Friday, November 14th
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Game 2: Friday, February 20th
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Magic 101

(1-8, 1-2 away)

Nuggets 106

 

    8:30 PM ET, November 14, 2003

    Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

    1 2 3 4 T
    ORL 24 35 17 25101
    DEN 15 35 26 30106

    Top Performers

    Orl: T. McGrady 51 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Den: E. Boykins 27 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Boykins guards McGrady on final miss

    DENVER (Ticker) -- Tracy McGrady did everything but hit the final shot.

    McGrady scored a league season-high 51 points but missed a potential tying 3-pointer with seven seconds left as the Orlando Magic suffered their eighth straight loss, a 106-101 setback to the Denver Nuggets.

    McGrady, who fell one point short of his career high, shot 20-of-30 from the field, hitting a career-high eight 3-pointers. But the 6-9 superstar could not make his last one despite being guarded by 5-5 Earl Boykins, who raced downcourt for a fast-break layup.

    Boykins scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 27, one shy of his career high. He also recorded the eighth blocked shot of his six-year career when he swatted Tyronn Lue's attempt early in the period.

    Boykins hit two key shots down the stretch. His 3-pointer with 5:25 left capped an 8-2 run to make it 92-85, and a jumper from the right side beat the shot clock with 1:43 left for a 99-90 lead.

    Andre Miller also scored 27 points for the Nuggets. Rookie Carmelo Anthony made just 6-of-23 shots but had his first double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ORL
    DEN
    Points 101 106
    FGM-FGA 39-87 (.448) 34-89 (.382)
    3PM-3PA 9-15 (.600) 3-10 (.300)
    FTM-FTA 14-21 (.667) 35-46 (.761)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 14-45 22-53
    Assists 21 22
    Turnovers 21 17
    Steals 6 14
    Blocks 8 12
    Fast Break Points 8 11
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 35 (2/0) 22 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Orlando
    Denver
    Tracy McGrady McGrady
    Points: 51
    Reb: 6
    Ast: 5
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 2
    Earl Boykins Boykins
    Points: 27
    Reb: 2
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 1