Former Cal star Ryan Anderson, sent to Orlando along with Vince Carter from New Jersey this off-season, scored 22 points Tuesday night in the Magic’s 121-86 exhibition victory over New Orleans.
Anderson shot 6-for-9 from 3-point range and scored 16 points in a span of 3 1/2 minutes in the third quarter, helping Orlando pull away for good.
“That was fun,” Anderson said. “It’s always fun when you’re feeling it, but when the guys got me open and the crowd got into it, it was great.”
“People keep calling (Anderson) the other guy in the Vince Carter trade,” Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said, “and when I told you guys (in the media) he was a big part of the thing, you rolled your eyes. But he fits the way we play. Our team is built inside out, and you can’t leave him open.”