Short-handed Magic get past 76ers


Published: Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 12:09 a.m.
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Orlando Magic's Steve Francis, center, goes up for a shot while being defended by Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala (4) as Sixers' Kenny Thomas (9) watches during the first quarter in Orlando on Saturday. The Magic won 115-111.

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ORLANDO - Hedo Turkoglu scored 22 points, Dwight Howard added 21 and the short-handed Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 115-111 on Saturday night.
The Magic, missing Grant Hill due to his bruised right wrist, trailed by six with 2:02 left to play after Allen Iverson's jumper.
Iverson finished with 38 points, his most since sitting out a game two weeks ago with an ankle sprain. Samuel Dalembert tied his career high with 24 points, and added a season-best 16 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson sparked the comeback with two steals, cashed in for three free throws, cutting the deficit to a point. Nelson had seven steals, one short of the franchise record, to go with his 12 points.
  • WIZARDS 95, PACERS 93: Even without Larry Hughes, Washington keeps finding ways to win.
    Antawn Jamison hit a driving layup with 0.4 seconds left to lift the visiting Wizards.
  • BULLS 100, PISTONS 89: Kirk Hinrich had 24 points and nine assists, leading visiting Chicago over Detroit.
    It was Chicago's second victory at the Palace in less than a month after not having won there in three years. Chicago hadn't won twice in Detroit in one season since 1995-96.
  • HAWKS 100, CELTICS 96: Al Harrington scored 21 points and went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the last two minutes to help host Atlanta overcome a 17-point deficit.
    The Celtics have lost nine straight on the road.
  • HORNETS 88, CLIPPERS 85: Dan Dickau capped a career-high 27-point outing with a pair of 3-pointers inside the last 18 seconds, leading host New Orleans.
    Dickau tied the game with 39.7 seconds to go after drawing a foul on a drive and hitting his first free throw. He missed the second, but Hornets forward P.J. Brown ran down a long rebound, diving over the sideline to get the ball back to Dickau. The diminutive Dickau - the only healthy point guard the Hornets had in their lineup - let some time run off the clock before burying a straightaway 3.
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