27 May 2009

Magic one win away from NBA finals

6:21 pm on 27 May 2009

Dwight Howard scored 10 points in overtime as Orlando defeated Cleveland 116-114 to push the top-ranked Cavaliers to the brink of elimination in the National Basketball Association playoffs.

The Magic survived a 44-point performance from LeBron James to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of seven Eastern Conference finals.

The defeat leaves the Magic just one win away from the NBA finals with game five in Cleveland on Friday.