Denton's Dish: The 5th Quarter (2/19/14)
Magic point guard Jameer Nelson entered the game needing just 12 points to pass Shaquille O’Neal and move into fourth place on Orlando’s all-time scoring list. That seemed like something well within reach considering that Nelson came into the game averaging 12.9 points and he had been playing especially well of late.
However, Nelson missed his first four shots and had just one basket in the first half as the game turned one-sided. He had a 3-pointer in the third quarter to ignite a Magic run, but he finished with just five points. He’ll need seven points on Friday at the Amway Center against the New York Knicks to pass Shaq for fourth on the Magic’s all-time scoring list.