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NBA: Dwight Howard’s 26 points help Magic outwiz Wizards

AP , WASHINGTON

The Washington Wizards’ Caron Butler, center, tries to get past the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard, left and Hedo Turkoglu during their game.

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Dwight Howard’s 26 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks and Hedo Turkoglu’s 20 points and a season-high 10 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic beat the Washington Wizards 105-90 on Thursday night.

Orlando has won eight of its last nine games and six in a row on the road.

Caron Butler scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half, and Antawn Jamison had 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Wizards are 2-11.

HORNETS 105, NUGGETS 101

At Denver, James Posey made a 3-pointer with 19.1 seconds left to lift the New Orleans Hornets to their fourth straight victory, 105-101 over the Denver Nuggets, one of his former teams.

Chris Paul led the Hornets with 22 points and 10 assists.

He hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 92-all and the Hornets took a four-point lead on Peja Stojakovic’s 3 and a subsequent free throw.

The Nuggets, led by J.R. Smith with 32 points, tied it at 98, but the Hornets worked the ball to Posey, who made the 3-pointer to give them the lead for good. Chauncey Billups missed his own 3-point attempt on the next possession and the Hornets made four free throws to seal the win.

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