February 17, 2009

NBA: Orlando 107, Charlotte 102 (OT)

Dwight Howard came up two blocked shots short of an unusual triple-double Tuesday but it was enough for Orlando to get a 107-102 overtime win over Charlotte.

Howard finished with 45 points, 19 rebounds and eight blocked shots.

Rashard Lewis added 17 points and Hedo Turkoglu 13 for the Magic.

Raymond Felton had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists for the losing Bobcats. Boris Diaw and Emeka Okafor each had 14 points for Charlotte.

Gerald Wallace, who hadn't played since Jan. 27 when he suffered a collapsed lung and broken rib, had eight points and four rebounds. Raja Bell also returned after missing the last three games with a groin injury and scored 13 points for Charlotte.