NBA Coast to Coast: Magic, Knicks combine for fewest points in a quarter

NBA Coast to Coast: Magic, Knicks combine for fewest points in a quarter
Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) grabs an offensive rebound against the Knicks in the first half Saturday. (John Raoux / Associated Press)

The Orlando Magic and New York Knicks set an NBA record for fewest points in a quarter Saturday in Orland, Fla.

The teams combined for 15 points in the second quarter. The previous record was 18, which had happened three times. It was done most recently by Utah and Detroit on March 13, 2005.


The Knicks scored eight points, shooting three for 20 from the field with a pair of turnovers. The Magic had seven points and were three for 19 from the field with seven turnovers.

Orlando went the better part of 10 minutes in the second quarter with only one field goal and a free throw before getting two late baskets by Victor Oladipo.

The seven points scored by Orlando in the quarter tied a team record for fewest points in a quarter. It also set a Magic record for fewest points in a second quarter.


Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Rudy Gay are being shut down for the final three games of the season.

The Kings said Saturday that Cousins is sitting out to rest and begin rehabilitating his nagging right ankle and other leg injuries. Gay is out after continuing to experience symptoms related to a concussion he sustained March 30.

Gay missed three games before playing in Sacramento's win over Minnesota on Tuesday night. The symptoms returned, and he sat out two more games.

The Kings play at Denver on Sunday and finish with two games against the Lakers.

Cousins averaged 24.1 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists this season, making the All-Star team for the first time. Gay averaged a career-high 21.1 points to go with 5.9 rebounds and a career-best 3.7 assists.

--Associated Press


Crazy for Steph

Golden State's Marreese Speights has gotten a kick out of how hysterical NBA fans become on the road when they see Warriors guard Stephen Curry. "You see everybody how they see Steph, they're about to faint and all that," Speights said. "That's crazy. You can tell your kids that."

Voting for awards

There has been talk about having NBA players vote for awards and not the media. But Washington All-Star guard John Wall sounds as if he doesn't trust his league mates to do the right thing. "As players, we know who the players are, but sometimes your pride and ego come in and you don't want to see that person get an award."

Impressing his kids

Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki has a documentary called "Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot" coming out that will be about his path from Germany to becoming one of the NBA's best players. He just hopes this will be his evidence for his kids that their dad could hoop. "It's pretty sweet," Nowitzki told "I think that's another thing that's going to be even sweeter down the road when I sit there and maybe show it to my daughter and son and see them smile. They can think to themselves that daddy wasn't a complete waste."

— Broderick Turner