Superman Outduels the King

Sidekicks are the difference in 104-90 win for the Magic
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Mar 17, 2008 10:00 PM CDT
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu (15), of Turkey, tries to grab a loose ball after it was knocked out of his hands by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Sasha Pavlovic.    (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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(Newser) – The Magic solidified its hold on the third playoff seed in the East, topping the fourth-seeded Cavaliers 104-90, reports the Orlando Sentinel, to stretch their margin to 6 1/2 games in the standings. LeBron James led all scorers with 30 points, but Dwight Howard had 23 and 13 rebounds—and his plucky sidekicks proved the difference in a story of two halves.

While James dominated early, giving the Cavs a 45-40 halftime lead, the defense stiffened in the second half and the long-range shooting improved. Sharpshooters Rashard Lewis and Hedo Turkoglu combined for 39 points, including 6-of-11 three-point shooting. James had just two teammates reach double figures.