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Magic Ousts Raptors in 5 Games

Howard has another 20-20; Bosh frustrated in 102-92 loss
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 10:39 PM CDT
Magic Ousts Raptors in 5 Games
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, right, goes over Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh (4) for a shot.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

(Newser) – Dwight Howard had 21 points and 21 rebounds and the Orlando Magic advanced to second round of the playoffs for the first time in 12 years, beating the Toronto Raptors 102-92 on Monday night to close out their series in five games. It was Howard's third game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in the series.

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Raptors forward Chris Bosh, who posted career playoff highs of 39 points and 15 rebounds at Toronto on Saturday, had 16 points and nine rebounds. Bosh was frustrated down low by Howard, shooting 7-of-19 and picking up a third-quarter technical foul after the Magic star powered past him for a layup. (Read more 2008 NBA playoffs stories.)

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