Howard's 45 lead Magic past Bobcats

Redick ties game; Orlando wins in OT

The Associated PressFebruary 18, 2009 

Dwight Howard had a career-high 45 points, to go with 19 rebounds and eight blocks, leading the host Orlando Magic to a 107-102 overtime victory against the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.

The Magic got 17 points from Rashard Lewis, who joined Howard on the Eastern Conference All-Star team last weekend.

The double-double was the 18th straight for Howard, tying Shaquille O'Neal's franchise mark.

J.J. Redick made a 3-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation to tie it, and Raymond Felton missed a jumper as time expired.

The Magic took an early lead in overtime and never let it go.


KNICKS 112, SPURS 107 (OT): Nate Robinson followed his All-Star slam dunk title by showing off his entire game, scoring 32 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as host New York beat San Antonio. Robinson made the go-ahead basket in his third straight 30-point game.

HORNETS 100, THUNDER 98: Chris Paul drove the lane for a layup with 2.7 seconds left to take New Orleans past host Oklahoma.

Kevin Durant scored a career-high 47 points and nailed a fallaway 3-pointer from the right wing to tie the score with 13.8 seconds to play. But that left Paul time for the winner in the arena the Hornets called home for two seasons after Hurricane Katrina.

David West led the Hornets with 37 points and 13 rebounds, and Paul finished with 21 points.

ROCKETS 114, NETS 88: Yao Ming had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Shane Battier scored a season-high 19 points for visiting Houston.

WIZARDS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 103: Antawn Jamison had 29 points and 11 rebounds and Mike James hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final 70 seconds for host Washington.

BUCKS 92, PISTONS 86: Richard Jefferson scored 29 points and Ramon Sessions added 17 as Milwaukee pulled to two games behind host Detroit in the East.

PACERS 100, 76ERS 91: Danny Granger had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Troy Murphy scored 17 for host Indiana, which shot 49 percent to beat Philadelphia.

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