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2009-02-20 21:35:28

Hedo Turkoglu scored 24 points Friday night and Rashard Lewis hit five 3-pointers, leading the Orlando Magic to a 92-80 victory over Charlotte. Lewis finished with 18 points and Dwight Howard contributed 13 points and 16 rebounds, helping the Magic to their second win in three games. Orlando bounced back from a 32-point loss at New Orleans Wednesday. Rafer Alston played 29 minutes in his Orlando debut and handed out eight assists to go with three points. Alston was acquired from Houston prior...

2009-02-08 20:27:56

Dwight Howard had 30 points Sunday to lead the Orlando Magic to a 101-84 win over New Jersey. The Magic sprinted to a 14-point lead (32-18) after the first period Sunday and never looked back, maintaining a double-digit cushion for most of the contest until New Jersey closed to 88-79 on a 3-pointer by Jarvis Hayes with 5:00 left in the contest. Howard, who also pulled down 16 rebounds, sank a free throw to put the Magic out of danger. Mickael Pietrus scored 17 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 15...

2009-02-06 22:03:06

Mike Dunleavy and Danny Granger combined to make four free throws in the final 13 seconds Friday night to preserve the Indiana Pacers' 107-102 win over Orlando. Orlando overcame a 12-point deficit late in the third period to tie the game with 8:20 to play. The Pacers, however, outplayed the Magic down the stretch to down Orlando for the first time in six tries this season. Granger scored 33 points and made all 12 of his foul shots to help Indiana snap a three-game losing streak. T.J. Ford...

2009-01-29 22:40:36

Dwight Howard led a fourth-quarter assault Thursday night that broke open a close game and brought the Orlando Magic a 99-88 victory over Cleveland. In a matchup of two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference, Orlando battled its way to a seven-point lead going into the final period. Cleveland managed only two points during the first six minutes of the quarter to fall behind by 23. Howard scored 22 points and had 18 rebounds for his league-leading 35th double-double of the season. It...

2009-01-27 21:34:04

Mickael Pietrus returned from a 12-game absence to score 27 points that helped the Orlando Magic post a 135-111 win over Indiana. Pietrus, who broke his wrist Dec. 29 against Detroit, hit 8-of-13 from the field and had 10 rebounds in nearly 30 minutes off the bench. Rashard Lewis sank four three-pointers and totaled 24 points for the Magic. Dwight Howard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando, which had eight players score in double digits. T.J. Ford scored 23 points to lead Indiana,...

2009-01-09 21:18:28

Hedo Turkoglu scored 21 points Friday and the Orlando Magic used a huge first quarter to defeat Atlanta for the second time in three days 121-87. By sweeping the home-and-home series, Orlando moved six games in front of Atlanta at the top of the Southeast Division. It was the Magic's 11th straight home victory, one shy of the franchise record set in 2006. Orlando's last home loss came Nov. 22 against Houston. Orlando scored 41 points in the first period, the most by any NBA team in any...

2008-12-31 18:33:50

Rashard Lewis scored 11 of his 21 points in the first period Wednesday, fueling Orlando's 113-94 rout of Chicago. The 10-year NBA veteran sank the first of his three three-pointers with 9:56 left in the first, giving Orlando a 10-4 advantage, one it would hold until the final buzzer. His second trey made the lead 19-8 with 6:54 left in the period, and the third made it 73-40 with 7:43 left in the third period. Hedo Turkoglu finished with 18 points and nine rebounds. Dwight Howard scored 15...

2008-12-22 21:32:26

Jameer Nelson had 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds Monday to lead the Orlando Magic to a 113-81 win over Golden State. Nelson, named the Eastern Conference player of the week earlier Monday, made 9-of-9 field goals to help the Magic (22-6) equal their best 28-game start in franchise history. Orlando had the same start 14 years ago when it reached the NBA Finals. Rashard Lewis added 21 points and Dwight Howard had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who have won five in a row....

2008-12-16 00:31:13

Jameer Nelson led all scorers with 32 points -- 23 in the second half -- Monday night and the Orlando Magic beat Golden State 109-98. Rashard Lewis had 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Marcin Gortat -- subbing for the injured Dwight Howard (left knee) -- contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Magic, who finished their five-game road trip with four wins and one loss. Andris Biedrins had 23 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which has lost three straight games. Marco...

2008-12-05 21:15:58

Dwight Howard's 21 points and 23 rebounds Friday keyed the Orlando Magic's 98-89 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Orlando never trailed after Tony Battie's 15-foot jumper made it 34-32 with 5:26 left in the second period. The Magic then built a 45-39 halftime advantage. Howard's slam made it 90-79 with 5:07 left in the contest. Jameer Nelson scored 15 with seven assists and four steals. Hedo Turkoglu scored 13 with seven assists, while Rashard Lewis scored 11 with six rebounds for the...


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