Orlando vs Cleveland Recap - Magic Win 97-86
Dwight Howard scored 28 points and chipped in with 18 rebounds for Orlando on Monday, leading the Magic to a 97-86 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.
Orlando won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 12.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 193.5.
Orlando got 22 points from Brandon Bass and another 12 points from Ryan Anderson. Hedo Turkoglu contributed 9 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
Cleveland got 18 points from J.J. Hickson in a losing cause and another 16 points from Daniel Gibson. Ramon Sessions contributed 6 assists for the Cavaliers, while Ramon Sessions had 6 rebounds.
Orlando led at halftime, 56-38.
Orlando had a 47-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Orlando looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Knicks. The Cavaliers will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Jersey.