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MAGIC WIN UGLY OVER CAVALIERS

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The Orlando Magic didn't know whether to blame the NBA's schedule-maker or the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"It was an ugly game," Shaquille O'Neal said after scoring 33 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to pace a 90-75 victory Wednesday night, the Magic's second over the Cavs in 24 hours.After giving up a season-high 114 in a 17-point loss Tuesday night, Cleveland slowed the tempo and held the NBA's highest-scoring team to its lowest point total of the season.

But the 75 Orlando allowed also was a season-low for the Magic, which broke the game open with a 10-0 run that gave them an 80-65 lead. Anfernee Hardaway, who had 14 points, made a 3-pointer during the surge that Anthony Avent finished with a fast-break tip-in.

"Cleveland did a great job, but we stuck in there and got a good win," O'Neal said. "We had trouble throwing it in the ocean. That was the difference."

O'Neal had only 6 points in the last 12 minutes, but all were vital as Orlando pulled away from 65-62 advantage. Nick Anderson made a pair of 3-pointers in the final minute to finish with 17 for the Magic.

Chris Mills led Cleveland with 14 points. John Williams and Tony Campbell each had 12, while Mark Price was held to 6 on 2-for-12 shooting. Price also had six turnovers.

76ers 111, Heat 102

By beating Miami, Philadelphia became the third NBA team to win 2,000 games.

The 76ers joined the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers as the only three NBA teams to reach that plateau.

Jeff Malone scored 13 of his season-high 34 points in the key third period.

Dana Barros and former Miami player Willie Burton each scored 19 for the 76ers, while Glen Rice led Miami with 25.

Celtics 93, Hawks 80

Boston overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and the loss of Dino Radja to beat Atlanta.

Radja, Boston's leading scorer and rebounder, broke his right hand Tuesday night against the Knicks in New York. Rookie center Eric Montross took up the slack with 16 points and a season-high 16 rebounds.

Dee Brown scored 24 points and Xavier McDaniel 23 for the Celtics, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Mookie Blaylock led the Hawks with 26 points. Stacey Augmon scored 16.