NBA: Orlando 102, Toronto 92

April 28, 2008 at 10:34 PM

ORLANDO, Fla., April 28 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard had 21 points and 21 rebounds Monday to lead Orlando past Toronto 102-92, with the Raptors advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Orlando, with a 4-1 mark, reached the second round for the first time since 1996.


Howard had his third 20-20 performance in the five-game series.

Rashard Lewis add 18 points and 13 rebounds, point guard Jameer Nelson 19 points, and Hedo Turkoglu 12 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.

The Magic next plays Detroit or Philadelphia, who are tied two games each in their first round series.

Chris Bosh had 16 points and nine rebounds and T.J. Ford and Carlos Delfino each added 14 points for Toronto.

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