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|Thursday, 06 November 2008 21:17|
LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds for the Blazers, who snapped a five-game losing streak to the Rockets in a game that featured three dramatic shots in the final 1.9 seconds.
Roy first hit a turnaround 21-footer that put the Blazers up 98-96 and sent a sold-out Rose Garden into a frenzy. But Yao Ming scored and drew a foul against Roy on the other end with 0.8 seconds left, then made the free throw to give Houston the lead.
Portland called timeout and the inbounds play went to Roy, who swished the winner to send a charge through the delirious crowd.
Magic 98, 76ers 88
t Howard's foul trouble to beat Philadelphia.
With their All-Star center limited to only four minutes in the first half, the Magic got strong performances from Tony Battie and Lewis, who picked up the rebounding slack as Orlando won its third straight game.
Thaddeus Young scored 19 points for Philadelphia, which placed four players in double figures. The Sixers cut a 23-point deficit to six in the fourth quarter but couldn't draw closer.
Jameer Nelson had a season-high 16 points for Orlando, and Howard scored seven of his 14 points in the fourth.
Philadelphia's Elton Brand, who had a double-double in four of the first five games, had 12 rebounds but scored only six points. Samuel Dalembert had 10 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots, and Andre Iguodala finished with 16 points, 11 boards and eight assists.