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ORLANDO, Fla. Vince Biegel Packers Jersey . -- There were so many positives from the Orlando Magics first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players. The Magic held New Orleans under 40 per cent shooting in three of the four quarters and to 34.8 per cent for the game in a 110-90 rout Friday night that wasnt close after the first quarter. Orlando got 30 points from Arron Afflalo, 20 from Maurice Harkless and had four other players score in double figures, while shooting 55.7 per cent from the field. That included going 11 of 22 on 3-pointers. The Magic led by 18 points at halftime, 25 after three quarters and pushed the lead to as many as 30 in the final period. "When were able to dictate what we want the opponents to do were in good shape and we were able to do that," Vaughn said. "Our focus on our game plan was there right from the start. To keep them under 40 per cent all night . well take that. It will give us a chance. "And even the 11 (3-point shots) we missed, a couple of them were in-and-out and they were all good looks." Harkless got most of the good looks in the first half when Orlando built a 53-35 lead by outscoring the Pelicans 31-15 in the second quarter. Harkless was 3 for 4 in the quarter, including two 3-pointers, and scored 12 points. Afflalo took over in the third quarter, hitting all five field goal attempts, including three 3-pointers, and scoring 15 points as Orlando took command for good. Kyle OQuinn had 14 points and Jammer Nelson, Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo added 10 apiece for the Magic. Oladipo, the second pick in the NBA draft, added six assists and six rebounds. "New Orleans is a good team, but we came out and played the way we wanted to," Harkless said. "Weve got to be able to put games like this together on a nightly basis. New Orleans got 26 points and 17 rebounds from Anthony Davis, but the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft hit only nine of 23 shots as the Magic swarmed him every time he touched the ball. Jrue Holiday rebounded from 1-for-8 shooting in the first half to score 17 points, but neither he nor Davis could light a fire under a morose New Orleans team that dropped to 0-2. "Lets face it, weve got some players who arent playing that well," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "Weve got to play much harder than we played. We just did not play with a sense of urgency on every possession." The only other Pelicans in double figures were reserve Anthony Morrow, who hit all four 3-point attempts on his way to 14 points, and Eric Gordon, who had 12. "It just wasnt us tonight," Gordon said. "The Magic just played harder and outworked us. We could never get in a flow throughout the whole game." Orlando took control of the game in the second and third quarters, outscoring New Orleans 63-40 with Harkless and Afflalo taking turns leading the charge. Harkless had 12 points in the second quarter and Afflalo had 15 in the third as the Magic built a 25-point lead. Orlando used a superb defensive effort in the first half to build a 53-35 lead. The Magic held New Orleans to 15-of-49 shooting (30.6 per cent), swarming the guards every time they entered the lane and making every possession a grind for the visitors. The Magic started the game hitting five of their first six shots, including two 3-pointers from Nelson, but all it got them was a 22-20 first-quarter lead. The Pelicans were 6 for 21 (28.6 per cent) in the second quarter, with Holiday and Tyreke Evans a combined 1 for 14 at halftime. Evans finished the game with no points on 0-for-7 shooting. The Magic, meanwhile, were getting surprising contributions from Harkless, who scored 16 points in the first two games and matched that in the first half. The second-year forward from St. Johns scored seven straight points and 12 of the Magics last 18 in the quarter, including two 3-pointers. Harkless last 3 gave Orlando a 53-33 lead with 19 seconds left in the half and though Gordon made a driving layup at the buzzer, the Magic were clearly in control. The Pelicans hit their first five shots, three by Holiday, in the third quarter but the closest they got was 62-48 on a highlight-reel lob-and-dunk from Holiday to Davis with 8:28 left in the third quarter. The Magic answered with a 13-3 run and the lead was up to 24 when Afflalo nailed a 3-pointer to make it 75-51. Orlando finished the quarter with an 85-60 lead and all but one of its starters on the bench. NOTES: The Magic honoured former player Tracy McGrady as part of the season-long celebration of the franchises 25th anniversary. McGrady led the NBA in scoring his last two years in Orlando and was an all-star all four seasons (2000-2004) he played for the Magic. ...The Pelicans roster starts the season with the least experience in the NBA, averaging just 3.6 years experience. . Magic reserve PF Solomon Jones tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee against Minnesota and is out indefinitely. Montravius Adams Youth Jersey . Van Slyke drove in a career-high four runs with two homers off struggling left-hander Tony Cingrani, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, a rare comfortable win in their pitching-dominated series. Jamaal Williams Packers Jersey .Y. - Rob Manfred was promoted Monday to Major League Baseballs chief operating officer, which may make him a candidate to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner.Claudio Ranieri might not be keen to reveal the secrets to Leicesters success this season, but for centre-back pairing Wes Morgan and Robert Huth, its been all about keeping it simple. The experienced duo have been a mainstay for the table-topping Foxes this season, missing only one match between them, when Huth was suspended against Everton in December.Their effectiveness has been highlighted in recent weeks as the Premier League leaders have kept five successive clean sheets to keep their title bid on track, but what has made them so good this season? For starters, of the teams in the top four, they have played many more minutes together than the regular centre-back pairings at Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City.With both players enjoying injury-free seasons and only one match missed through suspension, Huth and Morgan have seen 5850 minutes of action. Robert Huth scored twice in a 3-1 win over Manchester City in February Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld had started every game for Tottenham, until Vertonghen suffered a knee injury against Crystal Palace in January that kept him out for over two months.The Belgians have played 5115 minutes together this season, ahead of Arsenals most regular pairing of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker (4124 minutes) and Nicolas Otamendi and Martin Demichelis (3189 minutes) for Manchester City.Not only have Huth and Morgan got more game time, but they have done things slightly differently to their rivals. Most blocks among defenders in top four Player Team Appearances Blocks Wes Morgan Leicester 33 34 Robert Huth Leicester 32 31 Toby Alderweireld Tottenham 33 26 Laurent Koscielny Arsenal 27 21 Jan Vertonghen Tottenham 24 16 According to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, Alderweireld, Koscielny, Otamendi and Vertonghen have all made over 1000 passes this season, while Morgan and Huth have made just 516 and 525 respectively. Jamaal Williams Womens Jersey. Even Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has completed more passes than Morgan, despite having played 20 games less.But it is in other areas where Morgan and Huth have excelled. Leicester trio on PFA shortlist Jamie Vardy, NGolo Kante and Riyad Mahrez on shortlist for PFA Players Player of the Year The Foxes centre-backs have both made more blocks than any defender among the top-four sides, with Morgan leading the way with 34 ahead of Huth on 31.Alderweireld has made 26 and Koscielny (21) and Vertonghen (21) complete the top five, although the latter two have both missed several games this season.In terms of minutes per block, Morgan and Huth average 87 and 92 respectively, well ahead of Koscielny (109), Alderweireld (114) and Gabriel Paulista (132). Wes Morgan recently scored his first goal of the season to secure victory over Southampton The Foxes duo also rank highly when it comes to clearances - only Alderweireld (252) has made more than Huth (224) and Morgan (188) this season.They have been effective at breaking up play too, with both making it into the top five for number of interceptions.Arsenals Koscielny (105) has made the most this season, ahead of Morgan (85), Otamendi (82) and Huth (71).Next up for the Leicester duo is a home match with West Ham on Sunday, which you can watch live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Data courtesy of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index Official Player Rating Index of the Barclays Premier League Also See: Foxes keen on Hernandez Leicester trio on PFA shortlist Okazaki: Kante league MVP Premier League table Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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