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Cavaliers-Magic: Cleveland Stays Alive in Game Five

CLEVELAND - MAY 28:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers high fives with teammate Anderson Varejao #17 after a play against the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 28, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
John Louie RamosSenior Writer IMay 29, 2009

The Cleveland Cavaliers played, won and lived to see another day in front of the jam-packed Quicken Loans arena, Thursday night.

The Cavaliers pulled out an impressive 112-102 win over the resilient and seemingly over-achieving Orlando Magic to extend the series to a Game Six.

The crowd of thousands were once again witnesses to another spectacular performance by reigning MVP LeBron James.

James registered his fourth career playoff triple-double with 37 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists.

The Cavaliers jumped off to a blazing start, cementing a 22-point lead early on, but the strong-willed Magic retaliated through hard work and great defense, putting together a massive run to grab the lead early in the third quarter.

However, the Cavaliers courtesy of King James, made a furious rally in the fourth quarter.

Mo Williams, Delonte West, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas also provided solid contributions, scoring a combined 53 points.

On the other hand, seldom-used Daniel Gibson served as the X-factor and gave the Clevelanders memoirs of his excellent performance in the 2007 NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs.

Gibson contributed 11 points off the bench, including timely three-point baskets in critical moments of the game.

On the Magic's side, Hedo Turkoglu led the scoring parade with 29 points, while Dwight Howard added 24 points and 10 rebounds in a losing cause.

Game Six will be played Saturday night in Orlando at 8:30 E.T.

The Magic hope to close out the series at home while the Cavaliers look to force a decisive Game Seven.

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