Magic Holds on This Time, Beats Trail Blazers

Turkoglu scores 20 points as Orlando survives big comeback
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 20, 2008 12:58 AM CST
Orlando Magic guard Maurice Evans, center, and Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, vie for a rebound as Portland's Brandon Roy, left, and Orlando's Dwight Howard watch during the...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hedo Turkoglu scored 20 points, including nine in the fourth period as the Orlando Magic held on the beat the Portland Trail Blazers 101-94 Saturday, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic lost most of a 21-point lead in the second period, but the young Blazers couldn't get closer than four points.

Magic fans had seen this before as Orlando blew a 19-point, third-period lead in losing to the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday. Turkoglu wouldn't let that happen Saturday, however, as he broke out of a slump by hitting 9 of 16 shots, grabbing 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The Blazers were led by Brandon Roy's 25 points.