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The Oregonian newspaper reported Friday that forward Hedo Turkoglu, who earlier in the day appeared headed to Portland, had broken off talks with the team. Turkoglu, 30, has spent the last five seasons with Orlando, but last week opted out of the final year of a contract that would have paid him $7.3 million. There were reports Friday that Turkoglu had agreed to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Trail Blazers.
Free agent Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu found a new home Friday by agreeing to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Portland Trailblazers. The 30-year-old, 6-foot-10 inch Turkoglu averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 77 games last season while helping Orlando qualify for its second ever trip to the NBA Finals, where the Magic lost in five games to the Los Angeles Lakers. He became expendable June 25, when the Magic acquired forward Vince Carter from the New...
Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis scored 21 points apiece Tuesday, leading Orlando to a 108-104 win over the LA Lakers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Magic, who shot a finals record 75 percent in the first half and finished making 62.5 percent, also got 20 points from Rafer Alston and 18 from Hedo Turkoglu.
Dwight Howard's 24 points and nine rebounds Sunday led Orlando's 99-89 win over Cleveland, giving the Magic a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Orlando, still smarting from a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by LeBron James Friday, bolted to a 16-6 lead when Rashard Lewis sank a jumper with 6:07 left in the first quarter, but saw its lead dwindle to 42-41 by halftime. Howard sank seven free throws in the fourth to secure the victory before fouling out.
LeBron James made a potential season-saving, 3-point shot at the buzzer Friday that gave Cleveland an amazing 96-95 playoff victory over Orlando. The Cavaliers managed to even the Eastern Conference finals at a game each, just as it appeared they would lose their second straight playoff game after winning their first eight. Cleveland opened a 23-point lead in the first half and seemingly was on its way to an easy victory. Orlando, however, cut its deficit to a dozen by intermission, dominated...
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
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.
Hedo Turkoglu's 3-point shot with 1.1 seconds remaining gave Orlando an 84-81 win over Philadelphia Sunday, squaring their playoff series at two games apiece. A final 3-point effort by the 76ers' Andrew Iguodala bounced off the rim as time expired. Dwight Howard topped the Magic's scoring with 18 points
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
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.
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