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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cavs Collapse to Give Magic 96-93 OT Win

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- So who needs Penny Hardaway?


The Orlando Magic rallied from a 20-point deficit for a 96-93 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday to raise their record to 4-0 without their All-Star guard, who is sidelined with tendinitis in his left knee.


The Magic got plenty of unlikely contributions -- including some help from the Cavs -- as Derek Strong scored 20 points, Darrell Armstrong added 18 and the bench scored all 31 of Orlando's fourth-quarter points.


The Cavaliers led 81-61 lead with 8:30 to go in the fourth quarter but collapsed as Orlando went on a 22-6 run.


Shawn Kemp had a chance to put Cleveland ahead by six with 26 seconds remaining, but missed two free throws.


Strong cut the deficit in half with a 10-footer with 17 seconds left, and Armstrong stole Wesley Person's inbounds pass and went in for the tying layup three seconds later.


"It was not a very smart play by me, it was inexcusable," said Person.


"I have to say, it was somewhat of a surprise ending," said Orlando coach Chuck Daly. "We struggled tremendously offensively and couldn't make any shots. So we decided to put in a group that has pressed for us and bring in Brian Evans. He just made a lot of shots and got us back into the game."


Evans was one of the heroes off the bench for Orlando, notching nine points and four boards in the final quarter.


Lakers 118, Timberwolves 93. In Los Angeles, Eddie Jones scored 31 points and Shaquille O'Neal 26 as the Lakers continued the best start in franchise history, staying unbeaten with a 118-93 thrashing of the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Kobe Bryant added 20 points off the bench.


Los Angeles (10-0), which has won its five home games by an average of nearly 22 points, and Atlanta (11-0), are the NBA's only unbeaten teams.


Tom Gugliotta had 22 points and Kevin Garnett added 19 for Minnesota, which had its three-game winning streak snapped and lost for the first time in five road contests.


(For other results, see Scorecard.