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Magic Vs. Cavaliers Final Score: Orlando Clinches Playoff Spot With 100-84 Win

The Orlando Magic held a 13-point lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers at halftime and continued to just build on that lead in the second half, even without star center Dwight Howard. In his absence, point guard Jameer Nelson shouldered to load scoring, picking up 21 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds on the night.

The Magic also got a good showing from Jason Richardson, who picked up 16 points, and 13 more points from J.J. Redick and Earl Clark off the bench. Outside of Antwan Jamison's 21 points, the Cavs struggled to put up points and keep up with the Magic's offense.

With the win, the Orlando Magic clinch a spot in the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

For more on this game and all things Orlando Magic basketball, please head over to Orlando Pinstriped Post. For a view from the other bench, please check out Fear The Sword, SB Nation's Cleveland Cavaliers blog. As always, you can head over to the SB Nation NBA hub page for more on this and every NBA game.

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