Cleveland (12-55) at Orlando (35-33)

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  • Game info: 7:00 pm EST Fri Mar 21, 2003
  • TV: SUN
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (TICKER) —The Orlando Magic try to post their 11th victory in 15 games and sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time when they match up at the TD Waterhouse Centre on Friday.

Entering the season, Orlando was 24-24 all time against Cleveland but had done no better than 3-1 against the Cavaliers in any season. The Magic won three of four against the Cavs the previous two campaigns and in the 1994-95 season.

But the Magic have won each of the first three meetings this season, including a 113-108 triumph here on January 29.

Orlando, which has won back-to-back games, defeated Miami here on Wednesday, 109-93.

Tracy McGrady scored 36 points - his seventh in a row with at least 30 - and Pat Garrity and rookie Gordan Giricek added 18 apiece for Orlando, which lost rookie forward Drew Gooden to a sprained big toe in the second quarter. He did not return.

Cleveland has lost its last two contests and 15 of 17. On Wednesday, the league-worst Cavs fell to 0-2 on their three-game road trip with a 128-1-1 setback at Memphis.

Rookie Carlos Boozer contributed 27 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Cavs, who allowed the Grizzlies to shoot 61 percent.

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