Dwight Howard scored 25 points and chipped in with 17 rebounds for Orlando on Tuesday, leading the Magic to a 96-89 victory over Charlotte at Amway Center.
The Magic earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 12.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 192.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Orlando got 17 points from Jameer Nelson and another 15 points from Hedo Turkoglu. Dwight Howard contributed 4 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
Charlotte got 22 points from Gerald Henderson in a losing cause and another 15 points from Kemba Walker. Kemba Walker contributed 6 assists for the Bobcats, while Bismack Biyombo had 10 rebounds.
Orlando trailed at halftime, 50-47.
Orlando won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-36.
Orlando looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Spurs. The Bobcats will aim to get back on the winning track at Chicago.