Dwight Howard scored 21 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Orlando over New Jersey, 95-85, on Friday at Amway Center.
Orlando won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 13-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 189.5.
Orlando got 20 points from Hedo Turkoglu and another 16 points from Jason Richardson. Hedo Turkoglu contributed 13 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
New Jersey got 19 points from Anthony Morrow in a losing cause and another 15 points from Jordan Farmar. Jordan Farmar contributed 16 assists for the Nets, while Kris Humphries had 10 rebounds.
Orlando led at halftime, 48-38.
New Jersey won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-34.
Next game, Orlando takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For New Jersey, they head on the road to face Atlanta.