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NBA: Orlando 101, Cleveland 86

April 5, 2008 at 6:59 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, April 5 (UPI) -- A convincing 32-14 fourth period Saturday led to the Orlando Magic's 101-86 victory against Cleveland.

Five players scored in double figures and a strong defensive effort in the decisive fourth period gave the Southeast Division winners the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Cleveland had a 72-69 lead entering the final 12 minutes but Orlando surged after Rashard Lewis sank two free throws with 9:03 remaining.

Hedo Turkoglu scored 23 points with five rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. Lewis had 21 points, four rebounds and three steals. Jameer Nelson had 16 points and nine assists.

Pat Garrity scored 13 and Maurice Evans 11 for the Magic, who have split their last four games.

Cleveland's Delonte West had 19 points and four assists.

LeBron James scored 17 with seven rebounds and nine assists but sank only 6 of 22 field-goal attempts.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 18 points and nine rebounds and Devin Brown scored 15 in the Cavaliers' second straight loss.

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