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    Hedonails 3-pointer to even playoff series

    28.04.2009 - 00:00 | Son Güncelleme:

    PHILADELPHIA - Turkish forward Hidayet "Hedo" Türkoğlu nailed a 3-pointer over Thaddeus Young with 1.1 seconds left to lift the Orlando Magic to a 84-81 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, leveling the Eastern Conference first-round series at two games apiece.

    "The coach had confidence in me,'' Türkoğlu was quoted as saying on the NBA’s official Web site. "He called a play for me and I'm just glad I made it.'' Despite being a sharp-shooting clutch-time performer for the Magic in the last two seasons, Hedo came in just 7-for-30 from the floor in the series against 76ers.

    Turkish star got the ball on Orlando's final possession. He dribbled, waited and sank the 24-footer to put the Magic ahead. Andre Iguodala's desperation 3-pointer missed at the buzzer. "He's a pretty confident guy,'' Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said of the Turk. "He goes through stretches, tough games, but he's a pretty tame guy.''

    Double figures

    Dwight Howard had 18 points and 18 rebounds, and every Magic starter scored in double figures. Türkoğlu and Rashard Lewis each added 17.

    Andre Miller led the Sixers with 17 and Young had 15.

    Game 5 of the best-of-seven series is tonight in Orlando. The teams have alternated wins so far.
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