Orlando 102, Cleveland 94

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #44 Eli Roe, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 18933

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 17 20 16 41 94
Orlando 18 30 24 30 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 8-13 3-5 5-8 L2
Orlando 14-9 8-4 6-5 W2

Recap


Dwight Howard piled up 19 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocks as the Orlando Magic held on for a 102-94 victory over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

Hedo Turkoglu chipped in 18 points and seven boards and Ryan Anderson collected 17 and eight for the Magic, who have won back-to-back games to wipe away the sting of a four-game slide.

Cleveland trailed 72-53 heading into the final frame but has developed a habit of falling into big holes and then trying to climb out with strong fourth quarters. Friday was no different, as the Cavaliers went on a tear in the final 12 minutes and cut it all the way down to 97-92 on Alonzo Gee‘s jumper with 1:47 left.

Turkoglu hit a jumper and Howard connected on three of four free throws in the final 1:07 to close out the victory.

Orlando dominated the middle part of the game, outscoring the Cavaliers 54-36 in the second and third quarters. Jason Richardson, Anderson and Turkoglu each hit a 3-pointer during a 14-4 burst late in the second quarter that stretched the lead to double digits.

Gee finished with 20 points off the bench and Antawn Jamison recorded 16 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Orlando
Alonzo Gee 20 Scoring Dwight Howard 19
Ramon Sessions 8 Assists Chris Duhon 5
Anderson Varejao 15 Rebounds Dwight Howard 16
Ramon Sessions 7 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 9
Anderson Varejao 3 Steals Von Wafer 2
Alonzo Gee 1 Blocks Dwight Howard 8

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 94 36.7 7-18 21-27 17 57 3 5 12
Orlando 102 42.5 9-26 25-36 19 45 10 6 5

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Magic have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .538 after a loss.
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