Orlando 100, Cleveland 84

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #12 Violet Palmer, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 16305

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 23 20 31 26 100
Cleveland 15 15 30 24 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 35-25 19-12 16-13 W1
Cleveland 20-39 10-20 10-19 L1

Recap


MAGIC 100, CAVALIERS 84: Jameer Nelson scored 11 of his 21 points in the third quarter as Orlando clinched a playoff spot with a win over Cleveland.

Nelson added nine assists and seven rebounds for the Magic (35-25), who moved into a fifth-place tie with Atlanta in the Eastern Conference after the Hawks dropped a 102-86 decision to Toronto.

Jason Richardson had 16 points while J.J. Redick and Earl Clark added 13 apiece for Orlando, which hit 11 3-pointers in the one-sided victory.

Antawn Jamison, back from a one-game rest, led the Cavaliers (20-39) with 21 points. Donald Sloan added a career-best 15.

The Magic frustrated Cleveland throughout the opening half, holding the home team to a scant 30 points. The Cavaliers equaled that total in the third quarter alone, but couldn't keep Orlando off the scoresheet - Nelson had eight points in the first 5 1/2 minutes of the session, then knocked down a long 3-pointer for good measure with 3:34 remaining.

Richardson added back-to-back 3s at the end of the quarter, sending the Magic into the fourth with a 74-60 advantage. Cleveland didn't get within single digits the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cleveland finished with 17 turnovers compared to just six for Orlando. ... Ryan Anderson hauled in a team-high 13 rebounds for the Magic. ... Orlando C Glen Davis left the game early with a sprained right knee and did not return. Davis was filling in as the starter for Dwight Howard, who will miss the rest of the regular season with a herniated disk in his back.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Cleveland
Jameer Nelson 21 Scoring Antawn Jamison 21
Jameer Nelson 9 Assists Antawn Jamison 6
Ryan Anderson 13 Rebounds Alonzo Gee 8
Daniel Orton 5 Free Throws Made Antawn Jamison 10
Daniel Orton 5 Steals Alonzo Gee 1
Daniel Orton 3 Blocks Antawn Jamison 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 100 45.6 11-29 17-21 25 39 8 10 6
Cleveland 84 37.3 6-19 22-29 18 47 2 4 18

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .410 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Magic have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .640 after a loss.
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