Tuesday, October 25, 2011

NBA Lockout Day 117

April 20, 1994 marks Shaquille O'Neal's best scoring output in a Magic jersey. You may have seen me post the abbreviated clip of O'Neal's 53-point showcase at home against Minnesota, but here's the entire game film. the 53 points, at the time, were a franchise and personal record. Shaq also managed to snag 18 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. 22-of-31 shooting is absolutely ridiculous.

He sat down at the 9-MINUTE MARK of the 4th quarter and never came back. So God knows how much more he could have tortured that Wolves defense if it had been a close contest. On this night, there were no signs that Orlando would be swept out of their first postseason performance in the coming few weeks. Between Anthony Avent's blinding misses and the cheerleaders having communication issues, Chip Caray and 'Goose' Givens had an abundance of laughs. Definitely a superb night to be inside the O-Rena.

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