Magic Trip Up Pacers, Clinch Playoff Berth

Miller leads 76ers past Spurs; Wizards get OT win over Clippers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2008 7:53 AM CDT
Washington Wizards' Antawn Jamison battles the Los Angeles Clippers' Josh Powell for a rebound in the first quarter of this basketball game in Washington Saturday, March 15, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Orlando clinched a postseason spot with a 122-111 victory over Indiana, despite 22 turnovers that led to 25 Pacers points. Hedo Turkoglu shot 13-for-23 for a game-high 27 points, with Rashard Lewis adding 22 and Mo Evans pitching in 19. The Magic now have their sights on keeping their 3-seed, the Orlando Sentinel reports. In other hoops action:

  • Andre Miller powered through a hurting back to collect a game-high 32 points, plus seven assists and five rebounds, in his 76ers' 103-96 upset of the reigning champion Spurs.
  • Antawn Jamison's foul-drawing and free-throw shooting sent Washington to overtime, where his 3-point accuracy ensured a 119-109 defeat of the Clippers.