NBA: Orlando 115, Chicago 83

April 9, 2008 at 10:28 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., April 9 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard led the way with 30 points Wednesday in carrying Orlando to a 115-83 blasting of Chicago.

Howard added 14 rebounds, creating his 67th double-double of the season. That is one shy of the single-season franchise record owned by Shaquille O'Neal.

Rashard Lewis contributed 21 points, Carlos Arroyo had 13 and Hedo Turkoglu had 12. Orlando has already wrapped up the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Chicago, losers of three in a row and six out of eight, was paced by Kirk Hinrich with 19.

Orlando had runs of 12-0 and 17-0 on the second quarter and Chicago came no closer than nine points during the second half.

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