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2009-06-25 20:29:18

The New Jersey Nets traded high-scoring guard Vince Carter to the Orlando Magic Thursday in a five-player trade on draft day. Orlando also acquired forward Ryan Anderson, while sending guards Courtney Lee and Rafer Alston and forward Tony Battie to the Nets. The deal allows New Jersey to clear nearly $18 million in salary cap space for the 2010-11 season. Carter, 32, an Orlando resident, goes back to his home state. Vince gives us a veteran, go-to scoring presence, especially at the end of...

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2009-06-12 11:09:09

Former couple Rihanna and Chris Brown separately attended Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Orlando Thursday night, witnesses said. A source told People.com, They requested to sit together at the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic, however, the singers ultimately sat in separate sections. They also went to different private lounges at half-time, eyewitnesses said. People.com said publicists for the NBA and the recording artists declined to comment on its story. Rihanna's...

2009-06-11 23:39:26

Derek Fisher saved the game in regulation and hit the decisive shot in overtime Thursday, lifting the Los Angels Lakers to a 99-91 win over Orlando. The Lakers moved to the brink of the NBA championship by taking a 3-1 lead in the final series, winning a game that seemed all but lost late in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles can claim the crown on Orlando's home floor Sunday in Game 5. Los Angeles overcame a 12-point deficit in the second half, fell behind by five with 95 seconds to go and...

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...

2009-06-04 21:11:43

NBA Commissioner David Stern announced Thursday the league had fined Cleveland superstar LeBron James $25,000. Stern said the fine had been levied became James did not speak with the media following his team's season-ending loss to Orlando last Saturday. Cleveland produced the best regular-season record in the NBA this year and swept its first two playoff opponents. The Cavaliers then lost at home twice to Orlando and eventually were knocked out in six games. I spoke with LeBron James, Stern...

2009-06-03 21:00:57

The NBA's Championship Series begins Thursday with an unexpected matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic. Orlando pulled off a surprising Eastern Conference triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers and league MVP LeBron James. Now the Magic will try to do the same thing against the Lakers and their superstar -- Kobe Bryant. Of the 14 playoff series played to date this season, 11 have been won by the team that also captured the regular-season series. The other three playoff...

2009-06-03 15:53:00

ANAHEIM, Calif. and LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton and Disneyland President Ed Grier are squaring off - all in fun - as their local teams, the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers, head for the NBA Finals. With both Disney parks asking guests "What Will You Celebrate?" in 2009, Grier and Crofton are getting in the act, making a celebratory wager on the outcome of the NBA Finals: If the Magic win, Grier will walk down Main Street,...

2009-06-02 20:06:35

Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson practiced with the team Tuesday for the first time since injuring his right shoulder in February. Nelson was thought to be out for the season after having shoulder surgery Feb. 19, but he's made progress in his rehabilitation. Several Magic players believe Nelson will be available for their NBA Finals series, which starts Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Orlando Sun Sentinel reported Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy indicated he'd make a decision after...

2009-05-30 22:37:45

Dwight Howard had 40 points and 14 rebounds Saturday to lead the Orlando Magic to a 103-90 win over Cleveland and the Eastern Conference title. The Magic will visit the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday for the opening game of the NBA Finals. Rashard Lewis added 18 points for Orlando, which reached the NBA Finals for only the second time. Houston swept Orlando in 1995. LeBron James scored 25 points for the Cavaliers, who held off elimination with a 112-102 win Thursday. The Magic hit 12-of-29 from...

2009-05-28 22:48:25

LeBron James scored 12 of his 37 points in the final 6 minutes Thursday, allowing Cleveland to keep its season alive with a 112-102 victory over Orlando. The Magic overcame a 17-point deficit at the end of one period and came close to earning the franchise's second trip to the NBA finals. Cleveland, however, prevailed down the stretch to cut Orlando's lead in the Eastern Conference finals to 3-2. The Magic will try again to eliminate the Cavaliers Saturday when Game 6 is played in Orlando. A...


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