May 17, 2009

NBA: Orlando 101, Boston 82

Hedo Turkoglu scored 10 of his 25 points in a fourth-quarter surge Sunday that carried Orlando over Boston 101-82 and into the Eastern Conference finals.

The Magic hit 13 of 21 3-point shots en route to eliminating the defending NBA champions.

Orlando outscored the Celtics 35-21 in the final quarter.

Turkoglu also contributed 12 assists.

Rashard Lewis scored 19 points, Mickael Pietrus had 17, Rafer Alston 15 and Dwight Howard had 12 points and 16 assists for Orlando, which takes on the Cavaliers in Cleveland to begin the East finals Wednesday.

Ray Allen scored 23 points and Paul Pierce had 16 for the Celtics.