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Orlando Defeats Denver 85-82 - Recap

Orlando got 16 points from Dwight Howard en route to an 85-82 victory over Denver on Friday at Amway Center.

Orlando did not, however, defeat the Nuggets against the spread, which closed at 5.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 205.5.

Orlando got 15 points from Hedo Turkoglu and another 13 points from Jameer Nelson. Hedo Turkoglu contributed 8 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.

Denver got 20 points from Wilson Chandler in a losing cause and another 17 points from Danilo Gallinari. Raymond Felton contributed 7 assists for the Nuggets, while Kenyon Martin had 10 rebounds.

The Magic hit the break leading 47-42 before taking care of business in the second half.

Orlando won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 51-47.

Orlando heads into a battle against the Cavaliers. Denver, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.