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Reserves chip in as Magic pulls away to beat Pistons

ORLANDO — On a night Dwight Howard was contained offensively, a strong push from two reserves helped the Magic pull away for a 90-79 victory over the Pistons on Tuesday.

Mickael Pietrus scored 13, J.J. Redick had 10 points and the two came off the bench to lead a fourth-quarter rally.

Orlando has won eight of nine and is about to begin a tough stretch with seven of its next eight on the road.

"We'll find out a lot about ourselves going forward in these next couple weeks," coach Stan Van Gundy said.

Howard was held to nine points and 14 rebounds.

Detroit led by five in the fourth before Redick hit two 3-pointers and Pietrus added another and a short jumper, putting Orlando up 83-75.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Mike Conley scored 10 of his season-high 28 in the fourth quarter as host Memphis handed the Lakers their third straight loss, 98-96.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The NBA suspended Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson one game without pay for verbally abusing referee Eli Roe and failing to leave the court quickly after being ejected Saturday against the Bucks.

Magic 90, Pistons 79

DETROIT (79): Prince 7-12 0-0 16, Maxiell 3-8 0-0 6, Wallace 0-1 0-0 0, Stuckey 4-11 6-6 14, Hamilton 5-12 2-2 12, Bynum 1-2 0-0 2, McGrady 1-4 1-1 3, Villanueva 5-11 1-2 12, Gordon 4-10 1-1 10, Monroe 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 32-75 11-12 79.

ORLANDO (90): Richardson 1-3 2-2 4, Lewis 7-10 4-6 20, Howard 4-8 1-2 9, Nelson 4-12 0-0 9, Carter 6-14 0-0 13, Bass 4-8 1-2 9, Pietrus 5-11 0-0 13, Duhon 1-2 0-0 3, Redick 2-5 4-4 10, Gortat 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 34-73 12-18 90.

Detroit 23 22 16 18— 79

Orlando 18 25 21 26— 90

3-Point GoalsDetroit 4-16 (Prince 2-3, Gordon 1-3, Villanueva 1-4, McGrady 0-1, Hamilton 0-5), Orlando 10-24 (Pietrus 3-7, Lewis 2-4, Redick 2-4, Duhon 1-1, Carter 1-3, Nelson 1-4, Richardson 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDetroit 40 (Wallace 9), Orlando 49 (Howard 14). AssistsDetroit 22 (Stuckey 5), Orlando 20 (Nelson 9). Total FoulsDetroit 20, Orlando 12. TechnicalsGortat, Orlando defensive three second 2. A18,846 (18,500).

Celtics 106, Cavaliers 87

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BOSTON (106): Pierce 4-7 2-3 11, Garnett 4-11 3-3 11, S.O'Neal 2-5 2-6 6, Rondo 11-17 1-4 23, Allen 5-10 1-2 12, Daniels 7-10 2-2 16, Davis 7-14 2-3 17, Robinson 3-10 0-0 8, Erden 0-1 0-0 0, Wafer 0-1 0-0 0, Bradley 0-0 0-0 0, Harangody 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 44-87 13-23 106.

CLEVELAND (87): Graham 1-5 1-1 3, Hickson 0-4 1-2 1, Varejao 7-12 2-3 16, M.Williams 5-12 1-2 13, Parker 3-11 6-6 13, Gibson 5-6 5-5 16, Jamison 3-10 0-0 6, Hollins 1-6 0-0 2, Sessions 6-10 2-5 14, Moon 1-5 0-0 3, J.Williams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-82 18-24 87.

Boston 21 35 24 26— 106

Cleveland 23 22 20 22— 87

3-Point GoalsBoston 5-13 (Robinson 2-6, Pierce 1-1, Davis 1-1, Allen 1-3, Garnett 0-1, Wafer 0-1), Cleveland 5-15 (M.Williams 2-3, Gibson 1-2, Moon 1-2, Parker 1-4, Graham 0-1, Jamison 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBoston 59 (Davis 11), Cleveland 50 (Varejao 12). AssistsBoston 29 (Rondo 12), Cleveland 19 (Sessions, M.Williams 4). Total FoulsBoston 19, Cleveland 22. TechnicalsBoston defensive three second. A20,562 (20,562).

76ers 88, Trail Blazers 79

PORTLAND (79): Matthews 9-16 6-8 26, Aldridge 9-20 2-2 20, Camby 2-6 1-1 5, Miller 4-9 0-0 8, Roy 3-9 2-2 10, Cunningham 1-7 0-0 2, Batum 0-4 2-2 2, Johnson 0-2 1-2 1, Fernandez 2-8 0-0 5. Totals 30-81 14-17 79.

PHILADELPHIA (88): Iguodala 2-4 3-4 7, Brand 7-10 4-4 18, Hawes 5-7 0-0 10, Holiday 4-8 1-2 11, Turner 0-4 1-2 1, Speights 3-6 2-2 8, L.Williams 1-4 4-6 7, Nocioni 4-7 0-0 11, Young 2-8 1-2 5, Battie 2-4 0-0 4, Meeks 1-4 4-4 6. Totals 31-66 20-26 88.

Portland 29 17 22 11— 79

Philadelphia 29 18 19 22— 88

3-Point GoalsPortland 5-18 (Roy 2-2, Matthews 2-6, Fernandez 1-5, Aldridge 0-1, Batum 0-2, Cunningham 0-2), Philadelphia 6-14 (Nocioni 3-3, Holiday 2-5, L.Williams 1-2, Young 0-1, Iguodala 0-1, Meeks 0-2). Fouled OutHoliday. ReboundsPortland 50 (Aldridge 12), Philadelphia 45 (Young, Iguodala 7). AssistsPortland 19 (Miller 9), Philadelphia 22 (L.Williams 5). Total FoulsPortland 17, Philadelphia 18. A13,556 (20,318).

Grizzlies 98, Lakers 96

L.A. LAKERS (96): Artest 5-11 0-0 12, Odom 3-7 2-4 8, P.Gasol 5-13 5-5 15, Fisher 4-6 0-0 8, Bryant 9-25 10-12 29, Caracter 0-0 0-0 0, Barnes 1-3 4-4 6, Blake 3-5 0-0 9, Brown 4-8 0-0 9. Totals 34-78 21-25 96.

MEMPHIS (98): Gay 7-15 0-0 14, Randolph 4-13 4-4 13, M.Gasol 4-8 2-3 10, Conley 10-13 4-6 28, Henry 6-11 0-0 12, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Young 2-2 2-2 7, Mayo 5-11 0-1 11, Vasquez 1-4 0-0 3, Allen 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 39-80 12-16 98.

L.A. Lakers 27 22 16 31— 96

Memphis 27 24 19 28— 98

3-Point GoalsL.A. Lakers 7-22 (Blake 3-5, Artest 2-4, Brown 1-4, Bryant 1-6, Odom 0-1, Barnes 0-2), Memphis 8-12 (Conley 4-5, Young 1-1, Vasquez 1-1, Mayo 1-2, Randolph 1-2, Henry 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsL.A. Lakers 54 (P.Gasol 14), Memphis 39 (M.Gasol 9). AssistsL.A. Lakers 16 (Bryant 5), Memphis 16 (Randolph 4). Total FoulsL.A. Lakers 23, Memphis 20. TechnicalsL.A. Lakers defensive three second. A17,638 (18,119).

Knicks 111, Nets 100

NEW JERSEY (100): Outlaw 5-9 1-3 13, Humphries 3-9 2-2 8, Lopez 14-24 8-9 36, Morrow 3-6 0-0 7, Harris 2-6 4-5 8, Favors 1-3 0-0 2, Farmar 6-12 1-1 17, James 2-4 1-2 5, Petro 2-4 0-0 4, Murphy 0-4 0-0 0, Uzoh 0-1 0-0 0, Graham 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-82 17-22 100.

NEW YORK (111): Chandler 9-15 8-8 27, Gallinari 3-11 5-7 13, Stoudemire 13-22 9-11 35, Fields 2-5 2-2 6, Felton 10-15 1-1 21, Mozgov 1-3 0-0 2, Walker 1-5 0-0 2, Douglas 1-2 0-0 3, Randolph 1-2 0-0 2, S.Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-80 25-29 111.

New Jersey 28 30 15 27— 100

New York 30 25 33 23— 111

3-Point GoalsNew Jersey 7-14 (Farmar 4-6, Outlaw 2-2, Morrow 1-2, Harris 0-1, Murphy 0-3), New York 4-19 (Gallinari 2-6, Douglas 1-1, Chandler 1-5, Fields 0-2, Walker 0-2, Felton 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew Jersey 43 (Humphries 7), New York 49 (Chandler 11). AssistsNew Jersey 17 (Farmar 4), New York 21 (Felton 10). Total FoulsNew Jersey 24, New York 17. TechnicalsNew York defensive three second. A19,763 (19,763).

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