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NBA: Orlando 107, Chicago 79

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ORLANDO, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Tony Battie led six Orlando players in double figures Wednesday and the Magic clinched a playoff berth by overwhelming Chicago 107-79,

The Magic outscored the Bulls by 20 points in the third period, and followed Boston and Cleveland into the NBA's playoff bracket. Orlando leads second-place Atlanta by 10 1/2 games in the Southeast Division.

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Dwight Howard added 15 points for Orlando, Courtney Lee had 14, and both Marcin Gortat and J.J. Redick had 13. Gortat contributed 15 rebounds.

Chicago, which has dropped two in a row, was led by 18 points from John Salmons.

Orlando played without forward Hedo Turkoglu, who rested a sore Achilles tendon. The Bulls made only 31 percent of their attempts from the field.

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