Howard, Magic's Defense Slam Door on Sixers

Orlando holds Philadelphia to 38% shooting in rout
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2008 10:33 PM CST
Howard, Magic's Defense Slam Door on Sixers
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu, left, of Turkey, puts up a shot in front of Philadelphia 76ers guard Willie Green during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Dwight Howard had 24 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks tonight, but it was the Orlando Magic defense that was really super in a 115-99 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Orlando held Philly to 38 percent shooting and only 66 points heading into the fourth period. Orlando is 24-4 when holding teams to less than 100 points.

The Magic offense wasn't that bad either, with four players in double figures and some serious numbers from beyond the arc. Orlando hit 15 of 33 3-pointers, led by Hedo Turkoglu who hit 7 of 11 including four in the fourth quarter. Orlando scored 22 points off second chances, while Philly only had four. Guards Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller led the 76ers with 25 points each. (Read more NBA stories.)

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