Not Much Magic at Home for Orlando

Lakers finally win in Philly; Hawks extend streak at Washington
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2007 10:14 PM CST
Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap (24) goes up for a shot against Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard, left, and Rashard Lewis during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Dec. 21,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Call it a missed opportunity tonight as the Orlando Magic saw Paul Millsap, a guy they passed on in last year's draft, score 28 points in a 113-94 win for the Utah Jazz in Florida. The Magic fell to 5-7 on its home floor this season despite the usual double-double from Dwight Howard and 27 points from Hedo Turkoglu. Elsewhere:

  • A motivational speech from Dr. J wasn't enough as the L.A. Lakers, led by Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom, won at Philadelphia by five points. Kobe had a quiet 21 points for LA.
  • The Hawks got a rare win at Washington, 97-92, led by a big rebounding edge and strong game from Joe Johnson, who totaled 32 points.