NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Philadelphia
(Thursday, January 26th)
Final Score: Orlando 119, Philadelphia 115 (OT)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Hedo Turkoglu posted 25 points and eight rebounds, and hit two free throws near the end of overtime to seal Orlando's 119-115 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center.
Pat Garrity scored a season-high 24 points off the bench, finishing 5-of-7 beyond the arc, including draining two three-pointers to start the overtime, as the Magic won their season-best fifth straight game.
"Pat had it going," Magic coach Brian Hill said. "He had some really good looks and he doesn't need a lot of time. He's kind of like [Kyle] Korver, a quick release guy. We had good spacing. He had it going and fortunately the guys found him."
Dwight Howard finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Keyon Dooling added 18 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 1:08 left in OT. Tony Battie scored 12 points, while Steve Francis scored 11 and had a career-high 15 assists for the Magic.
Allen Iverson finished with 38 points and 15 assists, while Chris Webber posted 32 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Sixers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Andre Iguodala scored 11 points, and Samuel Dalembert added 10 in the loss.
Garrity hit two shots beyond the arc from the right corner during the opening 1:02 of overtime to put the Magic quickly up, 109-103.
Aside from a follow up dunk by Howard with 2:41 on the clock, Iverson responded by scoring three straight field goals for Philadelphia, which trailed 111-109 at the 2:26 mark.
Webber scored a layup and, with Francis committing his sixth foul on the play, converted a three-point play to tie the game at 113 with 1:20 left.
Dooling was then fouled by John Salmons and hit the go-ahead foul shots. Howard tipped in a shot with 31.7 seconds left to give Orlando a four-point lead.
Iguodala cut to the basket off a back screen and netted an alley-oop with 31.2 seconds left to cut Philadelphia's deficit to 117-115. DeShawn Stevenson missed a jumper at the other end, but Turkoglu secured the offensive rebound and converted two free throws with 3.1 seconds remaining to preserve Orlando's victory.
"There were several plays where we had lapses on the defensive end that allowed them to cut the lead and then eventually win the game," Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks said.
Webber tipped in a missed layup by Iguodala to tie the game at 103 with 10.7 seconds remaining in regulation. Webber stepped up on the other side of the court during Orlando's ensuing possession and blocked a driving layup attempt by Turkoglu with 1.4 seconds on the clock.
Philadelphia's Kyle Korver missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.
Iverson, who scored 15 first-quarter points, drained a jumper with three seconds on the clock to give the Sixers a 32-28 lead after the opening 12 minutes.
The Magic went on a 12-2 run in the second quarter snapped on a fade-away jumper by Kevin Ollie with 6:24 to go in the period, and Orlando took a 56-47 lead at halftime. Led by Francis's nine assists, Orlando compiled 16 first- half helpers compared to just five by Philadelphia.
Korver nailed a three-pointer with 14 seconds left on the third-quarter clock to bring the Sixers within one point, but Turkoglu answered right back with a three at the buzzer to give the Magic a 77-74 lead heading into the fourth.
Webber, who scored 11 fourth-quarter points, hit a jumper that put the Sixers ahead 86-84 at the 7:32 mark, to which Stevenson answered on a jumper 18 seconds later to regain the tie.
Philadelphia and Orlando met for the first time this season. Twelve of the last 15 meetings have been decided by seven points or less...The teams split their four contests last season with each winning on its home floor...Orlando has dropped four of its last six in the City of Brotherly Love.
01/27 00:12:06 ET