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Friday, February 24, 2006

Magic Beat Sonics 102-89



From Sportsline.com:

Some of the newest members of the Orlando Magic made a good first impression on their hometown fans.

Carlos Arroyo and Darko Milicic provided strong support for stars Dwight Howard and Grant Hill in Orlando's 102-89 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Friday night that snapped an eight-game losing streak.

Howard had 23 points and 16 rebounds and Hill had 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting, but it was Arroyo and Milicic, the second pick in the 2003 NBA draft, who lifted the Magic out of their latest slump.

Playing in Magic uniforms in front of their home fans for the first time since being acquired from Detroit a week ago, Arroyo had a season-high 18 points and four assists and Milicic had eight points and five rebounds in 22 minutes, all season highs.

"I thought Carlos and Darko both executed our offense well and made no mistakes as far as where they were supposed to be on the floor," coach Brian Hill said. "Carlos is experienced enough that he's going to get the ball to the right people and I was very pleased with Darko. He has a really good feel for the game."

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