Orlando 108, Cleveland 104

Date - Friday, November 23, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #48 Scott Foster, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 17334

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 26 25 25 28 104
Orlando 24 21 31 32 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 3-9 2-2 1-7 L1
Orlando 5-7 4-2 1-5 W2


Magic 108, Cavaliers 104: Jameer Nelson scored 22 points and Arron Afflalo added 19 as host Orlando rallied in the second half to defeat Cleveland.

Glen Davis' free throw with 2:29 remaining broke a 94-94 tie and put the Magic ahead for good. Afflalo's 3-pointer at the 1:57 mark gave Orlando a four-point lead and J.J. Redick hit eight free throws in the final 21 seconds to put the game away.

Dion Waiters led Cleveland with 25 points while Anderson Varejao added 19 points and 17 rebounds. Cleveland played its second straight game without reigning rookie of the year Kyrie Irving, who is expected to be out for a month with a broken left index finger.

Cleveland built a 12-point lead late in the second quarter, but Orlando chipped away at the margin and took a brief advantage in the third. The game was tied at 76-76 going into the fourth quarter and featured 17 lead changes.

Davis added 16 points for the Magic, who have defeated Cleveland 10 straight times - including eight in a row since LeBron James departed following the 2009-10 season. Jeremy Pargo, who is replacing Irving at point guard, scored 15 points after having a career-high 28 against Philadelphia.

Cleveland guard Daniel Gibson returned after missing two games with a sore right elbow. ... The Cavaliers' next two games are on the road against James and defending champion Miami on Saturday and against Memphis on Monday. .... Orlando's next three games are at home, but are against Boston, San Antonio and Brooklyn.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Orlando
Dion Waiters 25 Scoring Jameer Nelson 22
Daniel Gibson 6 Assists Jameer Nelson 6
Anderson Varejao 17 Rebounds Glen Davis 8
Alonzo Gee 5 Free Throws Made J.J. Redick 8
Omri Casspi 2 Steals Jameer Nelson 2
Alonzo Gee 1 Blocks Nikola Vucevic 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 104 42.5 8-26 22-30 19 38 1 8 13
Orlando 108 50.0 11-21 17-20 21 36 3 5 18

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Boston. The Magic have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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