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The Orlando Magic pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday with a 116-114 overtime win. Dwight Howard scored 27 points and Rafer Alston 26 for the surprising Magic, who can nail down their second trip to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 5 Thursday in Cleveland. Mikael Pietrus and Rashard Lewis both added 17 for the Magic, who hit 17-of-38 3-point shots as a team. LeBron James scored 44 points for the Cavs and put the game into...
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
Dwight Howard gave Orlando the lead with 3:50 to play Thursday and the Magic scored the final eight points to down Boston 83-75 and stay alive in the playoffs. Orlando tied the Eastern Conference semifinals at 3-3 and forced a deciding seventh game, which will be played in Boston on Sunday.
The Boston Celtics rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth period Tuesday to beat Orlando 92-88 and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern semifinals. Glen Davis scored 10 of his game-high 22 points and Stephon Marbury all had 12 of his points in the final quarter.
Rashard Lewis scored 28 points Friday and the Orlando Magic pulled away down the stretch to defeat Boston 117-96 and take the lead in their playoff series. The Magic shot 59 percent and grabbed a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series.
Two 3-pointers by J.J. Redick keyed an early run Thursday and the Orlando Magic coasted into the second round of the playoffs by blasting Philadelphia 114-89. Orlando eliminated Philadelphia in six games and will next meet the survivor of the riveting series between Chicago and Boston.
The NBA announced Wednesday Orlando center Dwight Howard has been suspended for the sixth game of his team's playoff series with Philadelphia. Howard elbowed Philadelphia center Samuel Dalembert in the head with 9:15 remaining in the first period of the fifth game of the series Tuesday.
Dwight Howard had 24 points and 24 rebounds Tuesday, pacing Orlando to a 91-78 win over Philadelphia and a 3-2 lead in their Eastern quarterfinals. Rashard Lewis also scored 24 and Rafer Alston added 14 for the Magic. Andre Iguodala scored 26 points for the 76ers.
Tony Battie's 21 points led five players in double figures Wednesday and Orlando broke a three-game losing streak with a 98-73 rout of Charlotte. Orlando stretched its 28-14 first period advantage to 57-38 by halftime and held a double-digit lead the entire second half. Battie's jumper gave the Southeast
Richard Jefferson scored 24 points Monday to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 98-80 victory over the Orlando Magic. Ramon Sessions added 19 points and eight rebounds and Joe Alexander scored 18 for the Bucks. Courtney Lee scored 17 points for the Magic, who have lost three straight games for the first time this season.