Originally written on Orlando Magic Daily  |  Last updated 10/27/14
Orlando's second unit has been the butt of a lot of jokes lately. Injuries had forced several players into different roles and had depleted an already thin team. The beginning of the second and fourth quarters were things to be dreaded. Against the Cavaliers on Friday, the bench was something the Magic needed to rely on. Especially after the late rally from the Cavaliers and the hack-a-Howard strategy helped them trim a 21-point deficit to five late in the game. Dwight Howard was going to end up dominating this game one way or another. And with the second unit scoring and providing a ton of energy -- 21 points off the bench tonight -- and Howard awakening in the second half for one of his best defensive games of the year, Orlando became just too much. Cleveland scored 41 points in the fourth quarter to make the game close. The game needed a close and that is where Howard and Hedo Turkoglu came in. Yes, Dwight Howard's missed free throws were a big reason for Cleveland bei...
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