Magic squander 23-point lead in fourth, beat Cavs 109-104


The Magic held off the Cavaliers 109-104 Wednesday night

Orlando Magic’s Gary Harris (14) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cole Anthony made the tiebreaking layup with 45 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic squandered a 23-point lead before edging the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-104 to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Magic went up 86-63 on R.J. Hampton’s runner with 10:42 remaining, but Cleveland responded with a 41-18 run to tie the score at 104 on a 3-pointer by Kevin Love.

Love was held scoreless until the fourth quarter, two days after his on-court tantrum against the Raptors.

After publicly apologizing before the game, Love missed his first eight shots and finished with six points on 2 of 11 from the field.

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