Howard leads Orlando to win

Thursday, May 14, 2009 9:54 PM
Last updated 9:57 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Dwight Howard had 23 points and 22 rebounds after challenging Stan Van Gundy's coaching strategy, and the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics 83-75 tonight to force a decisive Game 7.

Rashard Lewis had 20 points, and Hedo Turkoglu made a 3-pointer to highlight an 11-2 run to close the game for the Magic, who haven't made it to the conference finals since 1996.

Rajon Rondo finished with 19 points and Paul Pierce scored 17 for the Celtics, who led by 10 points in the second half before falling apart. Game 7 is Sunday in Boston.


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