Van Gundy scolds Magic after Knicks blowout

March, 31, 2012
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When the Knicks demolished Orlando Wednesday at Madison Square Garden it was obvious that the Magic were sleepwalking.

Maybe that's because they thought the trip to New York was a vacation. The New York Post reported several Magic players, including Dwight Howard, were spotted partying late into the night at a club in New York Tuesday night. The next day, the team lost, 108-86, to the Knicks while being outscored 65-30 in the second and third quarters.

Howard finished with just 12 points and four rebounds. Orlando went scoreless for a stretch lasting more than six minutes in the third quarter and trailed by as many as 39.

"I'm not looking to fine anybody. ... They're professionals," Van Gundy said in an Orlando Sentinel story Saturday. But you have to take care of yourself. If you're not doing that, you can't honestly say you're about winning."

"I didn't ask (who was out)," Van Gundy told the Sentinel. "I don't care. All I addressed today. ... I didn't want anybody telling me yes or no. They're men. ... Guys know who they are. I'm not running an investigation. We're all in this together."

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
24.2 3.1 1.0 35.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsC. Anthony 6.6
AssistsJ. Calderon 4.7
StealsS. Larkin 1.2
BlocksS. Dalembert 1.3