Orlando 97, Cleveland 86

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 21, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #60 David Guthrie, #53 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 19343

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 30 26 24 17 97
Cleveland 15 23 20 28 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 45-26 25-11 20-15 W3
Cleveland 13-56 8-26 5-30 L3

Recap


Dwight Howard had 28 points and 18 rebounds, and Brandon Bass added 22 points as the visiting Orlando Magic defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-86 on Monday.

The Magic swept the season series from the Cavaliers for the first time since 2002-03, and won the four games by an average of 10.6 points.

The Magic outscored the Cavaliers 18-4 over the final five minutes of the first quarter to take command. Howard had 12 points and nine rebounds in the first period.

Orlando built the lead to 26 late in the third and was never threatened, even when Cleveland cut the deficit to nine on a 3-pointer by Christian Eyenga late in the fourth quarter.

J.J. Hickson had 18 points, Daniel Gibson scored 16 off the bench and Eyenga added 12 off the bench for the Cavaliers (13-56), who have lost nine of their last 11.

Jason Richardson had 11 points and Ryan Anderson scored 12 off the bench for Orlando (45-26), which has won four of its last five.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Cleveland
Dwight Howard 28 Scoring J.J. Hickson 18
Hedo Turkoglu 9 Assists Daniel Gibson 6
Dwight Howard 18 Rebounds J.J. Hickson 6
Dwight Howard 10 Free Throws Made J.J. Hickson 6
Dwight Howard 4 Steals Daniel Gibson 2
Dwight Howard 4 Blocks J.J. Hickson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 97 46.8 9-28 16-23 27 47 6 11 20
Cleveland 86 39.5 5-20 17-21 24 38 5 9 15

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .154 after a win and .196 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against New York . The Magic have a W/L % of .644 after a win and .615 after a loss.
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