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Vince Carter's 27 points and nine assists Saturday helped the New Jersey Nets record a 103-93 win over the Orlando Magic. New Jersey, which had lost eight of 10, shot 54.3 percent from the floor and led 57-47 at halftime. Brook Lopez scored 13 with 11 rebounds.
J.J. Redick made two free throws with 11 seconds left Wednesday and Orlando survived two misses by O.J. Mayo to defeat Memphis 81-78. The narrow victory allowed Orlando to stay within one game of Boston for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Dwight Howard had 21 points and 23 rebounds Saturday to lead the Orlando Magic to an 88-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Rashard Lewis added 16 points and Rafer Alston 14 for the Magic, who have won eight of their last nine games. Orlando is a half game behind second-place Boston in the NBA Eastern
Rashard Lewis led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points Friday, sending the Orlando Magic to its fifth straight victory -- 110-94 over Milwaukee. The win edged Orlando a half game in front of Boston for the second playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard both had 18 points for the Magic, who won at home for the seventh straight time. Charlie Bell and Ramon Sessions both had 19 for the Bucks, losers of four straight.
Rashard Lewis scored 27 points Saturday to lead the Orlando Magic to a 110-103 win over the New York Knicks. Hedo Turkoglu added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for Orlando, which eliminated idle Miami from contention for the Southeast Division title, leaving only second-place Atlanta with a mathematical chance to take the crown from the Magic. Orlando (51-18) leads the Hawks (41-29) by 10 1/2 games and reduced its magic number to two.
Dwight Howard led Orlando to a 30-point halftime lead Wednesday and the Magic coasted past Milwaukee 106-80. Howard scored 28 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out seven assists.
Tony Battie led six Orlando players in double figures Wednesday and the Magic clinched a playoff berth by overwhelming Chicago 107-79, The Magic outscored the Bulls by 20 points in the third period, and followed Boston and Cleveland into the NBA's playoff bracket.
Hedo Turkoglu paced a fourth-quarter rally Friday that brought the Orlando Magic a 105-102 victory over New Jersey. The Nets owned an eight-point lead with 7 minutes to play before the Magic went on a 17-5 run.
Dwight Howard recorded his 46th double-double of the season Wednesday and Orlando held off a late charge to defeat New York 114-109. Orlando held a 10-point lead with less than 3 minutes remaining, but the Knicks closed within two with 17 seconds to go. Rashard Lewis gave Orlando a four-point advantage and clinched the victory by making two free throws. Howard scored 24 points and had 21 rebounds while Hedo Turkoglu poured in 33 for the Magic, winners of three out of four.
Derrick Rose scored 22 points and Ben Gordon 20 Tuesday to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 120-102 victory over the Orlando Magic. Tim Thomas added 17 points, and Joakim Noah 14 points and eight rebounds. Dwight Howard led for Orlando with 26 points with 12 rebounds.
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