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


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


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.


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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