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Friday, November 25, 2005

Magic Win Again 104-89

From Sportsline.com:

The Orlando Magic finally had an easy win.

Jameer Nelson scored a season-high 24 points and Dwight Howard added 21 points and 18 rebounds Friday night as the Magic beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-89.

The Magic won by double digits for the first time this season and matched their season-high win streak at two games.

"We've been working on just burying a team when we have a big lead and not letting them breathe, and we finally did that tonight," Howard said.

Portland, ranked 28th out of 30 teams in scoring this season, had a season-high 35 points and an eight-point lead after the first quarter, but the Magic limited the Blazers to 54 points the rest of the game.

"I told our guys after the first quarter that giving up 35 points to the 28th-ranked offense in the league is totally unacceptable," Magic coach Brian Hill said. "Fortunately, we buckled down some, quit letting their guards penetrate so easily and things got a lot better."

The Trail Blazers got 23 points from Darius Miles and a season-high 15 points and 12 rebounds from center Joel Przybilla, but the team's second-leading scorer, Zach Randolph, had only eight points on 4-of-14 shooting. Portland has lost four of five.


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