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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Diener plays well again, this time Magic win

Continuing to get extended minutes as Jameer Nelson recovers from an injury, MU alum Travis Diener had another solid outing in Saturday's 81-74 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Diener, coming off the bench, had 11 points and four assists in 26 minutes. He went 4-for-6 from the field, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range and added a free throw, helping Orlando's reserves outscore their counterparts from the Cavaliers 40-8. Afterwards, Diener provided a quote from the AP recap:

"That just shows how deep our team is," Diener said. "We've got some guys hurt who play major minutes so this was a chance for us to provide a spark and do something with the time we're given."

Diener is now averaging 5.5 points in eight games while shooting 48.4 percent (15-for-31) from the field, including 47.6 percent (10-for-21) from 3-point range.

1 comment:

Big Willie Style said...

I was actually at the game last night and Diener was fantastic. Obviously I went to see LeBron, but everyone left talking about how well Diener played.