NBA: Orlando 102, Cleveland 94

Feb. 3, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Another big game from Dwight Howard powered Orlando to a comfortable second-half lead Friday and the Magic easily held on to down Cleveland 102-94.

Howard scored 19 points, had 16 rebounds and blocked eight shots as part of Orlando's second straight win. The back-to-back victories have come after a four-game slide.

Howard went into the contest leading the NBA with 15.4 rebounds per game. He made only 5-of-12 shots from the field, but dominated in the paint while Orlando was building a 19-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Jason Richardson contributed 19 points for the Magic, Hedo Turkoglu had 18 and Ryan Anderson had 17 points with eight rebounds.

Cleveland, which has lost three out of four, got 20 points from Alonzo Gee.

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