Wednesday , Nov , 29 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Magic try to extend streak against Sonics

(Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic attempt to extend their winning streak
to a season-high five games, as they visit the Seattle SuperSonics tonight at
KeyArena.

This is the second and final meeting of the season between the squads. On
November 8th, Hedo Turkoglu’s fadeaway jumper with 0.4 seconds left on the
clock lifted Orlando to a thrilling 88-87 victory over the SuperSonics at TD
Waterhouse Centre.

Orlando has won two straight and three of the last five meetings in this
series. The Magic have dropped three in a row and seven of their last eight at
Seattle.

The Magic play the second of a six-game road trip. Rising star Dwight Howard
scored 21 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead Orlando to an 88-75
victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday at EnergySolutons Arena.

Veteran Grant Hill scored 16 in the win over Utah for the Magic, who have won
four in a row and eight of their last nine games overall. Jameer Nelson scored
15 and grabbed seven rebounds, while Carlos Arroyo netted 13 off the bench in
the victory.

Orlando is 4-3 on the road this season. The will also visit the Portland Trail
Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers on the
swing.

Seattle tries to halt a two-game losing streak, as it plays the third of a
four-game homestand. On Sunday, Tim Duncan scored 18 points, pulled down 16
rebounds and dished out six assists to lead the San Antonio Spurs over the
SuperSonics, 98-78, at KeyArena.

Sharp-shooting Ray Allen paced the Sonics with a game-high 21 points in the
loss to San Antonio. Nick Collison netted 15 and pulled down seven boards,
while Luke Ridnour had 11 points and four assists.

The SuperSonics are 2-5 at home this season. They are scheduled to host
Jermaine O’Neal and the Indiana Pacers on Friday in the finale of the
homestand.

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