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2009-05-26 23:31:24

The Orlando Magic pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday with a 116-114 overtime win. Dwight Howard scored 27 points and Rafer Alston 26 for the surprising Magic, who can nail down their second trip to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 5 Thursday in Cleveland. Mikael Pietrus and Rashard Lewis both added 17 for the Magic, who hit 17-of-38 3-point shots as a team. LeBron James scored 44 points for the Cavs and put the game into...

2009-05-17 22:07:41

Hedo Turkoglu scored 10 of his 25 points in a fourth-quarter surge Sunday that carried Orlando over Boston 101-82 and into the Eastern Conference finals. The Magic hit 13 of 21 3-point shots en route to eliminating the defending NBA champions. Orlando outscored the Celtics 35-21 in the final quarter. Turkoglu also contributed 12 assists. Rashard Lewis scored 19 points, Mickael Pietrus had 17, Rafer Alston 15 and Dwight Howard had 12 points and 16 assists for Orlando, which takes on the...

2009-05-14 21:15:30

Dwight Howard gave Orlando the lead with 3:50 to play Thursday and the Magic scored the final eight points to down Boston 83-75 and stay alive in the playoffs. Orlando tied the Eastern Conference semifinals at 3-3 and forced a deciding seventh game, which will be played in Boston on Sunday. The winner of that one will take on Cleveland in the conference finals. Rajon Rondo made a jump shot for Boston with 3:50 remaining to forge a 75-75 tie and the defending champion Celtics did not score...

2009-05-12 22:17:29

The Boston Celtics rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth period Tuesday to beat Orlando 92-88 and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern semifinals. Glen Davis scored 10 of his game-high 22 points and Stephon Marbury all had 12 of his points in the final quarter. The Celtics closed the game with a 17-3 spur when they forced Orlando to miss its final eight shots from the field. Davis and Marbury combined to shoot 9-of-11 from the field in the fourth quarter. Paul Pierce had 19 points, nine...

2009-05-08 21:31:21

Rashard Lewis scored 28 points Friday and the Orlando Magic pulled away down the stretch to defeat Boston 117-96 and take the lead in their playoff series. The Magic shot 59 percent and grabbed a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series. A win at home by Orlando Sunday would push the defending NBA champions to the brink of elimination. Hedo Turkoglu added 24 points for Orlando and Dwight Howard, despite battling foul trouble, had 17 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Turkoglu and Howard...

2009-04-30 22:36:18

Two 3-pointers by J.J. Redick keyed an early run Thursday and the Orlando Magic coasted into the second round of the playoffs by blasting Philadelphia 114-89. Orlando eliminated Philadelphia in six games and will next meet the survivor of the riveting series between Chicago and Boston. The Bulls and Celtics will play a seventh and deciding game Saturday after Chicago produced a dramatic 128-127, triple-overtime win Thursday -- the fourth overtime game of that series and the third in a row....

2009-04-29 20:44:54

The NBA announced Wednesday Orlando center Dwight Howard has been suspended for the sixth game of his team's playoff series with Philadelphia. Howard elbowed Philadelphia center Samuel Dalembert in the head with 9:15 remaining in the first period of the fifth game of the series Tuesday. A technical foul was assessed on the play. Orlando went on to win that game 91-78 and took a 3-2 lead in the opening-round series. Game 6 is scheduled for Thursday in Philadelphia and a seventh game, if...

2009-04-28 21:46:55

Dwight Howard had 24 points and 24 rebounds Tuesday, pacing Orlando to a 91-78 win over Philadelphia and a 3-2 lead in their Eastern quarterfinals. Rashard Lewis also scored 24 and Rafer Alston added 14 for the Magic. Andre Iguodala scored 26 points for the 76ers. Andre Miller added 17 points and Willie Green 16. Game 6 is set for Thursday in Philadelphia, and, if necessary, Game 7 would be Saturday in Orlando.

2009-04-15 22:29:37

Tony Battie's 21 points led five players in double figures Wednesday and Orlando broke a three-game losing streak with a 98-73 rout of Charlotte. Orlando stretched its 28-14 first period advantage to 57-38 by halftime and held a double-digit lead the entire second half. Battie's jumper gave the Southeast Division winner its biggest lead at 89-63 with 7:54 left in the third. Mikael Pietrus scored 19 with three rebounds and five assists. Rafer Alston scored 15 points, Marcin Gortat 11 with...

2009-04-13 22:05:16

Richard Jefferson scored 24 points Monday to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 98-80 victory over the Orlando Magic. Ramon Sessions added 19 points and eight rebounds and Joe Alexander scored 18 for the Bucks. Courtney Lee scored 17 points for the Magic, who have lost three straight games for the first time this season. Tony Battie added 13 points for Orlando, which will enter the playoffs as the third seed in the Eastern Conference. The Magic played without forward Hedo Turkoglu and center...


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