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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Orlando Magic Squeak Past San Antonio Spurs

ORLANDO, Florida -- Shaquille O'Neal struggled much of the fourth quarter before delivering a dunk and two free throws in the final minute to help the Orlando Magic hold off the San Antonio Spurs 110-104 for his first victory over nemesis David Robinson.

The Spurs were the only team the Magic hadn't beaten since O'Neal entered the NBA three seasons ago. Robinson holds the statistical advantage from the play in the six meetings between the All-Star centers, and had 34 points and 12 rebounds to O'Neal's 28 points and 13 rebounds in the latest matchup.

On Sunday, Anfernee Hardaway led Orlando with 31 points, 20 of them in the second half. O'Neal was only 10-for-24 from the field and had been outscored 14-2 by Robinson in the final period before slamming in an offensive rebound for a 104-99 lead and hitting two free throws that made it 106-100 with 36.7 seconds remaining.

Robinson finished 12-of-21 and got offensive support from Sean Elliott, who had 20 points for San Antonio.


Road teams dominated the rest of the action. At Minneapolis, Buck Williams and Otis Thorpe combined for 39 points and 18 rebounds for Portland in a 102-88 win.

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Celtics in Boston 104-98. The Cavaliers won over the 76ers in Philadelphia 92-72, as Cleveland won for the eighth straight time at the Spectrum. Denver beat the Bucks in Milwaukee 109-93. Sacramento clipped the Clippers 105-93 in LA, Utah beat Miami 96-86 on a strong game from Karl Malone in Miami. Golden State won 124-117 in OT at Phoenix.

The biggest blowout of the night was in Auburn Hills, where the visiting Seattle Supersonics rolled to a 134-97 win over Detroit.