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Rasheed flexes and Dwight Howard learns

by james on January 26th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Rip Hamilton scoring over Dwight Howard

The Pistons destroyed the Orlando Magic.

It was a no contest.

Rasheed came out to show Orlando and Dwight Howard what an NBA All Star veteran can do and he did it early and often.

By the time the first quarter was over the game was hard to watch.

First Quarter score Pistons 39 - Magic 18

Final Score Pistons 101 - Magic 93

Rasheed was a +24 while he was on the floor. That means the Pistons outscored the Magic by 24 points while Rasheed was on the floor. Pretty hard to overcome that kind of output.

It was not that Dwight Howard looked bad on the court. On the contrary, at times he looked dominant, but that was against the Pistons bench. And that was a bored bench, most of the time playing with a 20 point plus lead.

At times, even Amir Johnson looked better than Dwight. It is hard to play on the road behind by so many points.

Yes, it was a hard game to watch.

Rasheed Wallace stole a pass on the opening possession against the Orlando Magic. In the first 2 1/2 minutes, the Detroit Pistons’ forward scored seven points, blocked a shot and grabbed a rebound.

When Wallace’s pace slowed, Richard Hamilton picked up the slack.

Hamilton scored 32 points and Wallace had 13 of his 15 in the first quarter, helping the Pistons build a big lead that allowed them to coast in a 101-93 win over Orlando on Friday night. source

The Pistons wanted to send a message back to the Magic. The message was sent in impressive fashion.

What was the message?

We are better!

NBA Basketball Fan Question Do you think the Magic want to meet the Pistons in the playoffs again?

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