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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...

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...

2009-05-26 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...

2009-05-25 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...

2009-05-17 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...

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2009-05-07 20:45:00

The NBA suspended Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher and Orlando Magic guard Rafer Alston for one game Thursday for actions in their separate playoff series. Fisher was called for a flagrant foul and ejected with 13 seconds left in the third quarter of the Lakers' 111-98 win over Houston Wednesday. Fisher lunged backward and threw an elbow into Luis Scola, who fell hard to the floor. Fisher will have to sit out the third game of the series in Houston Friday. The Lakers and Rockets are tied...

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....

2009-04-28 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.


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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