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Magic overcomes 50-point effort by Dwyane Wade to rout the Heat, 122-99

Orlando gets 32 points and 17 rebounds from Dwight Howard to beat Miami for the 12th time in 15 games.

February 23, 2009|Associated Press

at Orlando 122, Miami 99: Dwight Howard had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and the Magic withstood a career-high 50 points by Dwyane Wade to rout the Heat. Hedo Turkoglu had 20 points and Rafer Alston had 12 points and nine assists for Orlando, which has won 12 of the last 15 games against its Sunshine State rival. Wade topped his previous high by two points.

at Milwaukee 120, at Denver 117: Charlie Villanueva scored nine of his season-high 36 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bucks beat the Nuggets. Villanueva tied his career high with seven three-point baskets. Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points for Denver, which was 5-3 on a season-long eight-game trip.

Boston 128, at Phoenix 108: Rajon Rondo scored a career-high 32 points to go with 10 assists on his 23rd birthday and the Celtics shot 63% to rout the Suns. Ray Allen scored 31 points and Paul Pierce 26 for Boston.

at Toronto 111, New York 100: Andrea Bargnani had 28 points and 10 rebounds to help the Raptors beat the Knicks two days after absorbing a 30-point loss in New York. Each of the Toronto starters reached double figures and four of the five had double-doubles.

at Indiana 98, Chicago 91: Troy Murphy had a season-high 27 points and the Pacers survived a second-half stretch of 11 minutes without a field goal to beat the Bulls. Indiana played without injured leading scorers Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy. Ben Gordon had 28 points for Chicago.

at Houston 99, Charlotte 78: Ron Artest scored 26 points, Yao Ming had 19 points and seven rebounds and the Rockets improved to 15-6 without Tracy McGrady this season. The Bobcats shot 36% and had more turnovers (21) than assists (15) for the second straight game.

Lakers 111, at Minnesota 108: The Lakers improved to a league-best 20-6 on the road.

at Portland 116, Clippers 87: The Clippers trailed 38-16 after the first quarter.

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