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2009-07-03 23:59:20

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. The Oregonian said later, however, that Turkoglu had rejected the offer....

2009-07-03 19:43:50

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...

2009-06-09 23:29:32

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. Howard had 14 rebounds as the Magic made it 2-1 heading into Game 4 Thursday in Orlando.. The Lakers got a game-high 31 points from Kobe Bryant, but he missed several shots and committed a...

2009-05-25 00:25:30

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. Rafer Alston scored 18 with four...

2009-05-22 23:00:58

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...

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...

2009-05-08 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...

2009-04-26 21:00:26

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 and Turkoglu had 17. Andre Miller led Philadelphia with 17 points, Iguodala had 15 and Thaddeus Young scored 13. Orlando won despite missing 14 of 20 3-point attempts and eight of 20 free...

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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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