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Magic coach Jacque Vaughn defended the Hack a Dwight strategy
"We needed to use it throughout the course of the game," Vaugn said after the Lakers' 106-97 win over the Magic. "If we would've made six threes, I probably wouldn't have done it but strategy wise I needed to give our guys rest. I played a few guys a lot of minutes and to see if he could make them and used the percentages and he stepped up and made them."
Too bad Howard went 25 of 39 from the foul line and 10 of 12 in the fourth quarter. But Vaughn said he wouldn't have changed the tactic.
"They were up by 10 and so I needed to use to time to score so that was the only strategy behind that," Vaughn said. "When he was stepping up to the line, they were up 10."