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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Magic Win in OT Again 119-115



From Sportsline.com:

With key 3-pointers early and late, Pat Garrity enjoyed his best game of the season. No one on Orlando is hitting shots like Hedo Turkoglu.

Together, the duo has the Magic on a roll they don't want to end.

"We hit really big shots, I did, Pat did, everybody did," Turkoglu said. "We have to take the winning streak further. It's really big for us to have a team effort like we did tonight."

Garrity opened overtime with consecutive 3-pointers and scored a season-high 24 points, Turkoglu had 25, and the Magic beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-115 Thursday night for their season-high fifth straight win.

Keyon Dooling sank the go-ahead free throws with 1:08 left in overtime and had 18 points. Dwight Howard had 22 to help Orlando run off its longest winning streak since it won six straight in 2002. The Magic won their second straight road game after losing their previous eight.

Orlando seems to have put aside the distraction of Steve Francis' two-game suspension for refusing to re-enter a blowout game and will try to extend its streak Friday at New York.

Turkoglu has sparked the turnaround for the Magic, scoring 104 points on 35-for-64 shooting (55 percent) in the last four games.

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