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2009-04-11 22:47:02

Vince Carter's 27 points and nine assists Saturday helped the New Jersey Nets record a 103-93 win over the Orlando Magic. New Jersey, which had lost eight of 10, shot 54.3 percent from the floor and led 57-47 at halftime. Brook Lopez scored 13 with 11 rebounds. Keyon Dooling scored 12 points with 10 assists for the Nets. Hedo Turkoglu had 16 points and six rebounds for Orlando before he was helped off the court in the fourth quarter after rolling his left ankle. Mickael Pietrus and Tony...

2009-04-08 21:27:20

J.J. Redick made two free throws with 11 seconds left Wednesday and Orlando survived two misses by O.J. Mayo to defeat Memphis 81-78. The narrow victory allowed Orlando to stay within one game of Boston for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Celtics had a close call of their own Wednesday before downing New Jersey 106-104. Orlando rallied from an eight-point deficit at the start of the fourth period to take a three-point lead on a free throw by Rafer Alston with 17 seconds...

2009-04-04 21:39:55

Dwight Howard had 21 points and 23 rebounds Saturday to lead the Orlando Magic to an 88-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Rashard Lewis added 16 points and Rafer Alston 14 for the Magic, who have won eight of their last nine games. Orlando is a half game behind second-place Boston in the NBA Eastern Conference. Joe Johnson had 21 points and nine rebounds, Josh Smith 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Al Horford 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who suffered their third straight loss and...

2009-03-27 21:46:42

Rashard Lewis led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points Friday, sending the Orlando Magic to its fifth straight victory -- 110-94 over Milwaukee. The win edged Orlando a half game in front of Boston for the second playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Hedo Turkoglu and Dwight Howard both had 18 points for the Magic, who won at home for the seventh straight time. Charlie Bell and Ramon Sessions both had 19 for the Bucks, losers of four straight. Milwaukee fell four games behind Chicago...

2009-03-21 21:39:35

Rashard Lewis scored 27 points Saturday to lead the Orlando Magic to a 110-103 win over the New York Knicks. Hedo Turkoglu added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for Orlando, which eliminated idle Miami from contention for the Southeast Division title, leaving only second-place Atlanta with a mathematical chance to take the crown from the Magic. Orlando (51-18) leads the Hawks (41-29) by 10 1/2 games and reduced its magic number to two. Rafer Alston and Dwight Howard had 17 and 15...

2009-03-18 22:21:40

Dwight Howard led Orlando to a 30-point halftime lead Wednesday and the Magic coasted past Milwaukee 106-80. Howard scored 28 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out seven assists. Hedo Turkoglu added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, winners of eight out of 10 games. Milwaukee, which shot just 37 percent from the field, was led by Charlie Villanueva with 17 points. The Bucks have dropped six out of eight. Orlando made 11 3-point shots to three for the Bucks. The Magic bounced back...

2009-03-11 20:52:05

Tony Battie led six Orlando players in double figures Wednesday and the Magic clinched a playoff berth by overwhelming Chicago 107-79, The Magic outscored the Bulls by 20 points in the third period, and followed Boston and Cleveland into the NBA's playoff bracket. Orlando leads second-place Atlanta by 10 1/2 games in the Southeast Division. Dwight Howard added 15 points for Orlando, Courtney Lee had 14, and both Marcin Gortat and J.J. Redick had 13. Gortat contributed 15 rebounds. Chicago,...

2009-03-06 21:21:35

Hedo Turkoglu paced a fourth-quarter rally Friday that brought the Orlando Magic a 105-102 victory over New Jersey. The Nets owned an eight-point lead with 7 minutes to play before the Magic went on a 17-5 run. Orlando took the lead for good at 102-100 with 3:21 to play on a jumper by Turkoglu, who scored eight of the Magic's final nine points. The Nets missed nine of their last 10 shots. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 26 points, Rashard Lewis had 21 and Turkoglu finished with 13 points and...

2009-02-25 22:07:52

Dwight Howard recorded his 46th double-double of the season Wednesday and Orlando held off a late charge to defeat New York 114-109. Orlando held a 10-point lead with less than 3 minutes remaining, but the Knicks closed within two with 17 seconds to go. Rashard Lewis gave Orlando a four-point advantage and clinched the victory by making two free throws. Howard scored 24 points and had 21 rebounds while Hedo Turkoglu poured in 33 for the Magic, winners of three out of four. Lewis contributed...

2009-02-24 22:33:32

Derrick Rose scored 22 points and Ben Gordon 20 Tuesday to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 120-102 victory over the Orlando Magic. Tim Thomas added 17 points, and Joakim Noah 14 points and eight rebounds. Dwight Howard led for Orlando with 26 points with 12 rebounds. Hedo Turkoglu scored 16 points and Courtney Lee 14 for the Magic, which belied their 41-15 record.


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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