25 May 2009

Magic seize 2-1 series lead over Cavs

4:33 pm on 25 May 2009

The Orlando Magic withstood a 41-point performance from LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-89 and take a 2-1 lead in their National Basketbal Association eastern conference semi-final series.

Dwight Howard had 24 points in just 28 minutes of playing time for the Magic who would have a 3-0 series lead if it hadn't been for James' three point buzzer beater in game two.

Howard sat most of the first half because of foul trouble, went 14-of-19 from the free throw line and had nine rebounds.

Game four in the best of seven series is in Florida again on Wednesday.