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Second-half surge helps Magic romp

ORLANDO — Hedo Turkoglu had 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, Dwight Howard added 22 points and 17 rebounds and the Magic rallied to its sixth straight victory, 110-90 over the Warriors on Monday night.

Jason Richardson scored 20 for Orlando, which trailed 53-44 at halftime.

Monta Ellis led Golden State with 20 points and Dorell Wright added 17. The Warriors played without starting center David Lee, the former Gator who bruised his back in a loss at Miami and is day to day.

The Magic, which made 3 of 11 3-pointers in the first half, hit a flurry of 3s in the third quarter and early in the fourth to easily erase the halftime deficit. Orlando made 12 of 21 3s in the second half.

Richardson started the second half with a 3-pointer, and Jameer Nelson followed with two 3s. The second gave Orlando a 64-62 lead with 5:21 left in the quarter. Gilbert Arenas hit the final 3-pointer of the third just before the buzzer, pushing the Magic lead to 79-71.

Ryan Anderson sank two 3s early in the fourth quarter, the second one giving Orlando an 89-75 lead with 9:33 left. Golden State never got closer than 10 the rest of the game.

Anderson and J.J. Redick had 13 points each, Nelson and Arenas had 11 and Brandon Bass added 10.

The undersized Warriors used a surprising 25-17 rebounding edge to control the action throughout the first half. Curry had four offensive rebounds from his point guard position. His rebound and assist to backup center Dan Gadzuric gave Golden State a 48-37 lead with 4:11 left in the half.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: LeBron James had 38 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 and the Heat dominated the second half to beat the Bobcats 96-82 for their 11th straight road win. Playing for the first time against Paul Silas, his first NBA coach in Cleveland, James scored 26 in the second half. … Paul Pierce scored 23 to help the host Celtics overcome a double-digit deficit — and another double-digit rebounding performance by Kevin Love — and beat the Timberwolves 96-93. Love had 24 rebounds and 12 points, but he airballed a jumper with just more than a minute left and Boston up by one.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Bobcats center DeSagana Diop, who was getting increased playing time under new coach Paul Silas, is out for the season with a ruptured right Achilles' tendon. Charlotte also was without starting small forward Gerald Wallace against the Heat after he aggravated a left ankle injury in practice. … Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari is expected to miss two to three weeks with a sprained left knee. … Thunder backup point guard Eric Maynor has a sprained right foot and is day to day. … The Clippers waived center Jarron Collins, a nine-year veteran.

Magic 110, Warriors 90

GOLDEN STATE (90): D.Wright 7-16 1-2 17, Radmanovic 4-6 0-0 9, Amundson 2-7 1-2 5, Curry 5-13 2-2 15, Ellis 8-19 3-3 20, Udoh 3-8 0-0 6, Law 0-3 0-0 0, B.Wright 3-6 1-2 7, R.Williams 2-6 2-2 7, Gadzuric 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 36-88 10-13 90.

ORLANDO (110): Turkoglu 3-9 3-4 10, Bass 3-8 4-5 10, Howard 7-9 8-12 22, Nelson 4-9 0-0 11, J.Richardson 8-16 0-0 20, Redick 4-8 1-1 13, Anderson 4-7 3-3 13, Arenas 5-11 0-0 11, Q.Richardson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-77 19-25 110.

Golden State 28 25 18 19— 90

Orlando 24 20 35 31— 110

3-Point GoalsGolden State 8-22 (Curry 3-6, D.Wright 2-6, R.Williams 1-1, Radmanovic 1-2, Ellis 1-5, Law 0-1, Gadzuric 0-1), Orlando 15-32 (Redick 4-5, J.Richardson 4-7, Nelson 3-5, Anderson 2-5, Turkoglu 1-3, Arenas 1-6, Howard 0-1). Fouled OutGadzuric. ReboundsGolden State 50 (Ellis 7), Orlando 50 (Howard 17). AssistsGolden State 19 (Curry 5), Orlando 26 (Turkoglu 10). Total FoulsGolden State 25, Orlando 15. TechnicalsGolden State Coach Smart, Golden State defensive three second. A18,846 (18,500).

Heat 96, Bobcats 82

MIAMI (96): James 15-26 6-6 38, Bosh 4-9 3-5 11, Ilgauskas 1-3 0-0 2, Arroyo 1-2 0-0 2, Wade 12-20 6-6 31, Jones 2-4 0-0 6, Anthony 1-1 0-0 2, Howard 0-2 2-2 2, Chalmers 1-7 0-0 2, Miller 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-76 17-19 96.

CHARLOTTE (82): Jackson 7-15 7-8 22, Diaw 2-4 0-0 4, K.Brown 1-4 3-4 5, Augustin 4-10 6-7 16, Henderson 3-9 0-0 6, Carroll 1-5 2-2 4, Thomas 4-14 0-0 8, McGuire 2-4 0-0 4, Livingston 2-6 0-0 4, D.Brown 3-6 1-2 7, Najera 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-79 19-23 82.

Miami 23 24 31 18— 96

Charlotte 28 15 16 23— 82

3-Point GoalsMiami 5-15 (Jones 2-4, James 2-4, Wade 1-4, Chalmers 0-3), Charlotte 3-10 (Augustin 2-4, Jackson 1-5, Carroll 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMiami 50 (Wade, Anthony 11), Charlotte 44 (McGuire, K.Brown 7). AssistsMiami 15 (James 5), Charlotte 19 (Diaw, Jackson 5). Total FoulsMiami 15, Charlotte 20. TechnicalsIlgauskas, Miami defensive three second 2. A19,233 (19,077).

Celtics 96, Timberwolves 93

MINNESOTA (93): Beasley 9-17 0-0 19, Love 3-11 6-8 12, Milicic 6-10 2-4 14, Ridnour 4-14 5-5 13, Johnson 3-3 0-0 8, Webster 5-13 3-3 15, Flynn 0-3 0-0 0, Pekovic 1-6 2-2 4, Brewer 3-5 0-0 6, Koufos 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 35-84 18-22 93.

BOSTON (96): Pierce 8-16 6-8 23, Davis 7-15 3-3 17, S.O'Neal 4-6 1-1 9, Rondo 3-8 0-0 6, Allen 8-16 0-0 20, Daniels 1-2 2-2 4, J.O'Neal 2-3 1-1 5, Robinson 0-4 2-2 2, Harangody 0-4 0-0 0, Wafer 4-8 2-3 10. Totals 37-82 17-20 96.

Minnesota 25 22 26 20— 93

Boston 17 26 27 26— 96

3-Point GoalsMinnesota 5-17 (Johnson 2-2, Webster 2-7, Beasley 1-3, Ridnour 0-1, Brewer 0-1, Love 0-3), Boston 5-16 (Allen 4-5, Pierce 1-4, Harangody 0-1, Wafer 0-3, Robinson 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMinnesota 57 (Love 24), Boston 44 (Wafer, Pierce 6). AssistsMinnesota 16 (Ridnour 5), Boston 22 (Rondo 16). Total FoulsMinnesota 18, Boston 18. TechnicalsJ.O'Neal, Boston defensive three second. A18,624 (18,624).

Hornets 84, 76ers 77

PHILADELPHIA (77): Nocioni 5-9 1-1 13, Brand 6-12 2-2 14, Speights 5-8 2-2 12, Holiday 6-17 0-0 12, Meeks 0-2 1-2 1, Williams 1-11 0-0 3, Turner 2-14 2-2 7, Young 3-9 4-4 10, Battie 1-2 0-0 2, Kapono 1-4 0-1 3. Totals 30-88 12-14 77.

NEW ORLEANS (84): Ariza 2-11 0-2 4, West 6-13 5-6 17, Okafor 4-6 5-6 13, Paul 4-11 6-6 15, Belinelli 4-7 0-0 9, Green 4-6 2-2 11, Thornton 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 2-4 0-0 4, Jack 3-7 0-0 6, Pondexter 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 31-69 18-22 84.

Philadelphia 26 14 18 19— 77

New Orleans 23 20 25 16— 84

3-Point GoalsPhiladelphia 5-23 (Nocioni 2-6, Kapono 1-2, Turner 1-3, Williams 1-4, Meeks 0-1, Brand 0-1, Holiday 0-6), New Orleans 4-14 (Pondexter 1-1, Green 1-2, Belinelli 1-2, Paul 1-4, Jack 0-1, Ariza 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPhiladelphia 55 (Brand 10), New Orleans 47 (Okafor, West 8). AssistsPhiladelphia 13 (Holiday 6), New Orleans 22 (Paul 5). Total FoulsPhiladelphia 17, New Orleans 19. TechnicalsPhiladelphia defensive three second, New Orleans defensive three second. A13,433 (17,188).

Second-half surge helps Magic romp 01/03/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 3, 2011 11:05pm]
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