A third game in three days was too much for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the Orlando Magic clinched a spot in the 2012 NBA Playoffs with a 100-84 win Sunday night. the Magic are now 35-25, and they became the fifth Eastern Conference team to clinch a postseason berth in addition to Chicago, Miami, Indiana, and Boston.
Antawn Jamison had 21 points for the Cavs, but Cleveland could not take advantage of a Dwight Howard-less Magic team that got 21 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. Earl Clark and Daniel Orton were also in double figures off of the Orlando bench.
Donald Sloan added 15 points for Cleveland, while Manny Harris and Alonzo gee were also in double figures with 10 apiece. Cleveland shot just 37% from the field and committed 17 turnovers on the night.
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