It was a spirited back-and-forth contest for most of the night, but the Magic took control in the second half as they outscored Philadelphia 51-37 over the final 24 minutes. The 76ers' bench outscored the Magic's reserves 51 to eight, but Orlando's first unit—namely J.J. Redick (19 points) and Glen Davis (23 points, 12 rebounds)—was far more productive than the Sixers' starting five.
With the win, Orlando improved to 33-23, and are now a half-game behind the Atlanta Hawks for the No.5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. After a 20-9 start, Philadelphia is now 29-26 on the season and two games behind the Boston Celtics (who they happen to play tomorrow) for the Atlantic Division lead.
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