NBA playoffs James nets 37 as Cavaliers defeat Magic in Game 5

Friday, May 29, 2009

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James made a new guarantee: Game 6.

With Cleveland's wondrous season on the line, James had 37 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, and Mo Williams, who boldly predicted his team would come back and win this tight-as-can-be series, added 24 points in the Cavaliers' 112-102 victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 5 on Thursday night.

It's back to Florida for Game 6 on Saturday night at Amway Arena.

You expected anything else?

The Magic overcame a 22-point deficit but missed their first opportunity to close out the Cavaliers, who are trying to become just the ninth team since 1947 to rally and win a series after being down 3-1. Orlando will have two more tries to reach the NBA finals for the first time since 1995.

Hedo Turkoglu scored 29 to lead Orlando, and Dwight Howard had 24 and 10 rebounds.

-- AP

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