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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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2009-05-12 11:39:57

Indiana forward Danny Granger, who finished fifth in the league in scoring average, was voted the NBA's most improved player for this past season. Granger was listed first on 48 ballots and totaled 364 points in the voting, the NBA announced Tuesday. New Jersey guard Devin Harris, who was first on 43 ballots and had 339 points, was the runner-up and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, with 83 points, was third. Granger, who just completed his fourth season in the NBA, averaged 25.8 points a game in...

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2009-05-11 21:05:12

LeBron James scored 27 points Monday to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 84-74 win over Atlanta and a sweep in their Eastern semifinals. James had eight rebounds and eight assists. Delonte West scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers, who are in the conference finals for the second time in three seasons. They beat Detroit in six games in 2007 before being swept by San Antonio in the NBA Finals. Cleveland will face the winner of the Boston-Orlando series which is...

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2009-05-10 00:20:00

LeBron James scored 47 points Saturday to take the Cleveland Cavaliers within one game of a 4-0 sweep of Atlanta with a 97-82 win. The best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal will end if Cleveland wins Game 4 Monday night. Cleveland's lead was just 22-18 after the first period, but increased steadily and a 25-17 fourth quelled an Atlanta comeback. James, the NBA MVP, sank 5-of-10 3-pointers and also had 12 rebounds and eight assists. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 14 with eight rebounds....

2009-05-09 20:54:45

Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointer with one second left Saturday boosted Denver to a 106-105 win over Dallas and a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Anthony, who sank just 9-of-24 shots, had recorded a dunk to cut Denver's deficit to 105-103 with 28.5 seconds left. Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets with 32 points, three assists and three rebounds. Despite his game-long shooting woes, Anthony scored 31 points with eight rebounds. Kenyon Martin scored 12 with four rebounds, and J.R. Smith...

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2009-05-08 23:38:29

Kobe Bryant scored 33 points Friday and the Los Angeles Lakers ground out a 108-94 win over Houston in Game 3 of their playoff series. The Lakers assumed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals and regained home-court advantage. Los Angeles will try to make it three victories in a row Sunday when Houston hosts Game 4. The Los Angeles-Houston series has been marked by extra physical play on both sides, but Friday's game was relatively calm until the final moments....

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...

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2009-05-07 21:58:26

LeBron James scored 27 points Thursday and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers blow the game open early en route to a 105-85 victory over Atlanta. The Cavaliers remained unbeaten in the playoffs, boosting their lead over Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals to 2-0 after having swept Detroit in the first round. Atlanta suffered greatly from the absence of center Al Horford, who missed the game with a sore right ankle. Horford sprained the ankle in the fifth game of Atlanta's opening-round...

2009-05-07 00:45:10

Kobe Bryant rescued Los Angeles with 40 points Wednesday, pushing the Lakers to an emotional 111-98 win over Houston that tied their playoff series 1-1. After suffering an unexpected setback in the series opener and then seeing Houston rally to a halftime tie on Wednesday, the Lakers faced a critical closing 24 minutes. Los Angeles was able to out-battle the Rockets in a physical second half, but the Lakers could not breathe easy until Bryant scored on a tip-in with 4 minutes to play for a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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