Friday , Jan , 30 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – January 30

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – January 30 ===

(Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic were defeated by the New Jersey Nets,
89-79, on Thursday at TD Waterhouse Centre.

Tracy McGrady paced the Magic with 22 points. Keith Bogans chipped in 13
points and Rod Strickland finished with 12 for Orlando, which has dropped 13
of its last 18 contests.

The Nets extended a four-point halftime lead to 61-49 on a dunk by Kenyon
Martin with five minutes remaining in the third quarter. Another basket by
Martin made it 65-52 with 3:41 left in the period.

Orlando was able to cut the deficit to seven points on two occasions, the last
time at 73-66 on a jumper by Strickland with 7:36 remaining in the fourth
quarter.

However, Lucious Harris scored all eight points during an 8-2 run that staked
New Jersey to a commanding 81-68 advantage with just over five minutes left.

Richard Jefferson’s three-pointer with 2:28 remaining gave the Nets their
largest lead at 87-73.

McGrady has scored in double digits in 16 straight games and has scored more
than 30 points in 11 of those contests.

The Magic are off until Saturday when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.

ORL