Magic Reach 50-Win Mark

104-84 win over Bulls may reverse stretch of poor play
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 9:15 PM CDT
Orlando Magic's Keyon Dooling (5) and Chicago Bulls' Tyrus Thomas go for a loose ball during the fourth quarter.   (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)
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(Newser) – Hedo Turkoglu scored 24 points, and the Orlando Magic beat the Chicago Bulls 104-84 to reach the 50-win mark for the first time in 12 years on Sunday night. Dwight Howard added 19 points even though he sat out the fourth quarter, and Rashard Lewis added 18. Orlando got a much-needed win after dropping six of 10.

In between, the Magic captured their most lopsided win of the season when they beat Chicago 115-83 at home on Wednesday. This one wasn't as easy, although they seemed poised early to blow out the Bulls again. The Magic hit 11 of 14 shots in the first quarter while grabbing a 36-24 lead, shooting 34-for-69 overall.