Van Gundy Gets Win in Miami - For Orlando

Pistons take 7th straight while Chicago hangs on against Milwaukee
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2007 12:21 AM CST
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) goes up for a shot defended by Miami Heat guard Udonis Haslem (40) in the first period in Miami, Friday, December 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Jon Way)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dwyane Wade showed some magic of his own tonight with 48 points on 16 of 21 shooting, but it wasn't enough as Miami lost in overtime to Orlando, 121-114. Daequan Cook's three-pointer with 2 seconds left sent it to the extra session. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy won in his first trip back to Miami. Elsewhere on the hardwood:

  • Detroit improved to 13-2 in December with hot shooting throughout, including a 40-point second quarter. Richard Hamilton led the Pistons with 23 points and nine assists.
  • Chicago outlasted Milwaukee 103-99 to give interim coach Jim Boylan the win in his first game. Said Boylan afterward: "I've been chasing this a long time." Chicago's Ben Gordon scored 31 points.