The 18,846 fans who showed up for Thursday night’s Orlando Magic exhibition game against the Charlotte Bobcats probably had to do a double take when public address announcer Paul Porter bellowed out the team’s starting lineup.
Chris Duhon, J.J. Redick, Mickael Pietrus, Ryan Anderson and Marcin Gortat.
Was this some kind of mistake?
Did the game start early?
For those not familiar with the Magic roster, all five of those players are Orlando reserves, and in the team’s second game ever in the brand new Amway Center, they took center stage all night long.
Starters Jameer Nelson (nine points in 18 minutes) and Quentin Richardson (15 points in 24 minutes) eventually saw the court