The Orlando Magic notched their first win of this preseason Friday night, beating the Indiana Pacers 112-96 at Amway Center. Here’s a look back at some of the positives and negatives from the exhibition.
• The Magic totaled 30 assists and shared the ball well.
• Six Orlando players scored in double figures, including Glen Davis, who scored a team-high 21 points.
• Andrew Nicholson played the final 16 minutes of the game and was aggressive from start to finish. The rookie power forward scored 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting and collected five rebounds. “He picked up fouls, and I told him I love every one of them,” coach Jacque Vaughn said. “The fact that he was battling and trying to set a tone that he wanted to hit first — that’s where we want to get Andrew to.”
• The Magic held the Pacers to 40.4 percent shooting.
• The Magic had difficulty stopping Pacers center Roy Hibbert early in the game. Hibbert finished with 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting.
• Orlando had 17 turnovers.
• Hedo Turkoglu experienced some back spasms, but he said they weren’t serious and added he could’ve continued to play.
• Turkoglu had a productive night, scoring nine points, grabbing seven boards and dishing out four assists.
• J.J. Redick tallied 12 points and eight assists, and teamed well with Davis on pick-and-rolls.
• Rookie swingman DeQuan Jones scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting. More importantly, he blocked four shots.
Needs work . . .
• Gustavo Ayón was whistled for five personal fouls in just 12 minutes.
• The Magic announced the crowd at 17,204 people.
• Orlando will practice Saturday and then host the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday at 6 p.m.
The last word
• “You don’t want to go 0-for-8 in the preseason. Winning’s always a good habit.” —Turkoglu
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