Magic tame Raptors to take 3-1 series lead

Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:01pm EDT
 
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By Steve Keating

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic beat the Toronto Raptors 106-94 on Saturday to seize control of their Eastern Conference quarter-final.

The Magic now return to Florida leading the best-of-seven series 3-1 with an opportunity to clinch a spot in the semi-finals with a Game Five win on Monday.

If the Raptors are to extend the series they will have to do something they have not done since May 6, 2001, win an away playoff game.

The Magic were again led to victory by their two big men, Rashard Lewis showing the way with 27 points and 13 rebounds while Dwight Howard had 19 points and 16 boards.

(Editing by Tony Jimenez)

 
<p>Orlando Magic Hedo Turkoglu celebrates with Rashard Lewis against theToronto Raptors in the second half during Game 4 of their first round Eastern Conference playoff game in Toronto, April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>