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NBA Roundup: Turkoglu, Lewis rescue Magic

Turkoglu, Lewis take up Howard's slack for Magic

Hedo Turkoglu and Rashard Lewis scored 20 points apiece and the Orlando Magic overcame Dwight Howard's foul trouble to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 98-88 on Thursday night.

With All-Star center Howard limited to four minutes in the first half, the Magic got strong performances from Tony Battie and Lewis, who picked up the rebounding slack as Orlando won its third straight game.

Thaddeus Young scored 19 for Philadelphia, which had four players in double figures. The Sixers cut a 23-point deficit to six in the fourth quarter.

Howard was called for two fouls in the first 2 minutes and was replaced by Battie, who had six points in the first quarter as the Magic built a 30-16 lead.

Howard started the second quarter but quickly picked up his third foul and was taken out of the game.

With Howard on the sideline, the Sixers were able to control the boards, a necessary advantage because of their poor shooting. Philadelphia, which made 38 percent of its shots in Wednesday's 106-83 loss at Miami, shot 35 percent in the first half and trailed 54-43 at halftime.

Howard stayed out of foul trouble in the third and the Magic opened a 23-point lead.

PHILADELPHIA: Young 7-18 4-4 19, Brand 3-8 0-2 6, Dalembert 5-8 0-0 10, Iguodala 4-12 7-7 16, Miller 7-24 0-0 15, Green 1-4 0-0 2, Evans 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 4-11 0-0 8, Speights 1-1 0-0 2, Rush 3-6 0-0 7, Ivey 1-3 0-0 3, Ratliff 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-95 11-13 88.

ORLANDO: Turkoglu 8-20 2-2 20, Lewis 7-20 3-5 20, Howard 6-11 2-8 14, Pietrus 5-7 1-2 12, Nelson 6-12 3-3 16, Battie 3-5 2-2 8, Bogans 2-5 2-2 8, Johnson 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 37-82 15-26 98.

Philadelphia16272322–88Orlando30242123–98

3-Point Goals–Philadelphia 5-17 (Miller 1-1, Rush 1-3, Iguodala 1-3, Ivey 1-3, Young 1-5, Williams 0-1, Green 0-1), Orlando 9-25 (Lewis 3-8, Bogans 2-5, Turkoglu 2-6, Pietrus 1-2, Nelson 1-4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Philadelphia 62 (Dalembert 14), Orlando 55 (Turkoglu, Howard, Lewis 8). Assists–Philadelphia 18 (Iguodala 8), Orlando 21 (Nelson 9). Total Fouls–Philadelphia 20, Orlando 15. Att.–16,407 (17,519).

Late Wednesday

WARRIORS 111, NUGGETS 101

DENVER: Anthony 13-30 2-3 28, Martin 4-8 3-5 11, Nene 6-8 7-7 19, Jones 5-10 5-5 15, Carter 3-9 0-0 6, Smith 2-9 0-0 5, Andersen 4-5 1-1 9, Kleiza 2-7 3-4 8, Balkman 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-88 21-25 101.

GOLDEN STATE: Harrington 1-4 1-2 3, Turiaf 2-4 3-4 7, Biedrins 6-14 0-3 12, Jackson 8-22 12-13 29, Nelson 2-2 0-0 4, Azubuike 8-17 5-7 22, Watson 7-16 0-0 14, Wright 7-9 4-7 18, Belinelli 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 42-90 25-36 111.

Denver35242121–101Golden State28302627–111

3-Pointers–Den. 2-15 (Kleiza 1-2, Smith 1-6, Carter 0-3, Anthony 0-4), Golden St. 2-16 (Azubuike 1-6, Jackson 1-9, Harrington 0-1). Fouled Out–Biedrins. Rebounds–Den. 58 (Nene 15), Golden St. 54 (Wright 13). Assists–Den. 25 (Carter 11), Golden St. 21 (Jackson 7). Total Fouls–Den. 28, Golden St. 22. Technicals–Den. defensive 3 second. Att.–18,194 (19,596).

LAKERS 106, CLIPPERS 88

L.A. CLIPPERS: Thornton 8-19 4-5 22, Camby 1-4 0-0 2, Kaman 3-4 0-0 6, B.Davis 7-21 0-2 17, Mobley 4-11 1-1 11, Thomas 8-18 1-2 18, R.Davis 1-3 2-2 4, Gordon 0-1 0-0 0, Skinner 0-2 0-0 0, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 3-6 1-1 7, P.Davis 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 35-90 10-15 88.

L.A. LAKERS: Radmanovic 4-9 0-0 11, Gasol 2-7 5-6 9, Bynum 4-9 1-3 9, Fisher 4-12 2-2 13, Bryant 8-21 11-14 27, Odom 4-8 6-8 15, Farmar 2-5 5-6 9, Ariza 4-8 2-6 10, Vujacic 1-5 0-0 3, Walton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-85 32-45 106.

L.A. Clippers29221720–88L.A. Lakers27202534–106

3-Pointers–Clippers 8-23 (B.Davis 3-11, Thornton 2-3, Mobley 2-5, Thomas 1-4), Lakers 8-22 (Radmanovic 3-6, Fisher 3-6, Odom 1-1, Vujacic 1-4, Ariza 0-1, Farmar 0-2, Bryant 0-2). Fouled Out–Kaman. Rebounds–Clippers 54 (Kaman, Thomas 11), Lakers 71 (Bynum 17). Assists–Clippers 20 (B.Davis 7), Lakers 14 (Fisher, Bryant, Gasol 3). Total Fouls–Clippers 32, Lakers 17. Technicals–Kaman, Thornton, Odom. Att.–18,997 (18,997).

KINGS 100, GRIZZLIES 95

MEMPHIS: Gay 5-12 7-10 18, Arthur 1-7 2-2 4, Gasol 2-3 1-2 5, Conley 1-3 2-3 4, Mayo 10-19 2-3 28, Warrick 4-6 0-2 8, Lowry 4-10 4-4 14, Buckner 1-4 0-0 3, Ross 1-4 2-4 5, Milicic 2-3 2-2 6. Totals 31-71 22-32 95.

SACRAMENTO: Salmons 8-13 4-5 21, Moore 3-6 0-0 6, Hawes 5-9 1-2 13, Udrih 2-9 0-0 4, Martin 11-18 10-13 33, Thompson 5-11 1-3 11, Brown 4-4 0-0 10, Williams 1-2 0-0 2, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0, Douby 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-74 16-23 100.

Memphis17242727–95Sacramento24243319–100

3-Pointers–Mem. 11-23 (Mayo 6-10, Lowry 2-3, Buckner 1-2, Ross 1-2, Gay 1-5, Conley 0-1), Sac. 6-10 (Hawes 2-2, Brown 2-2, Salmons 1-1, Martin 1-3, Douby 0-2). Fouled Out–Hawes. Rebounds–Mem. 41 (Gay, Gasol, Lowry 6), Sac. 51 (Moore 11). Assists–Mem. 19 (Lowry 7), Sac. 24 (Udrih 6). Total Fouls–Mem. 21, Sac. 22. Tech.–Sac. def. 3 second 2. Att.–13,685 (17,317).

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