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Cavs Hoping For Spark Of Magic As Dwight Howard, Orlando Come To Town

The Orlando Magic has had the Cavaliers number throughout the past few years; in post season, and regular season play. Sorry for citing those painful memories. But the Cavaliers look to get even tonight, or at least, to get pay back and upset the current fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Coming home from a West Coast Road trip in which they mustered out one victory in three games, the Cavaliers seek to surprise the NBA powerhouse club. Big man J.J. Hickson is coming off of one of his best performances of the season, his second best of 28 points against Blake Griffin and the Clippers. Ramon Sessions, leading the point, has shot well above 50% from the floor in each of the Cavs latest three games.

The Magic, hoping to gain some ground on the third seeded Miami Heat, have struggled, but come out victorious in the past two games. Grinding their way to the top, the offense has let them down, but the defenders have picked up the slack with wins over the Denver Nuggets and the Milwaukee Bucks. In both those games, center Dwight Howard put up monster numbers; 31 points with 22 rebounds vs. Milwaukee and 16 points with 12 boards and 5 blocked shots. The rest of the team has limped through their last two battles, as the team has not scored 100 points or better in over a week.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.