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Magic still struggling on the defensive end

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The Orlando Magic has lost three games in a row and five out of six. The latest was a highly disappointing 120-115 setback on Monday night at the hands of the Sacramento Kings, a team that had lost their previous eight games. Orlando has now lost 44 of their 68 games this season after being a competitive 15-18 in December. The calendar is now midway into March, and the last time the team won back-to-back games was around Christmas time.…

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Heat defeat Hornets to force Game 7

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The Miami Heat lived to play another day following their 97-90 win over Charlotte in Game 6 of their NBA astern Conference first round playoff series. The victory evened the series at three games each and forced a decisive Game 7 on Sunday at American Airlines Arena in Miami. As he had done for so many years, Dwyane Wade took charge late in the game to lead the Heat to victory. His two key three-pointers at the end kept the Hornets…

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Hornets put Heat on brink of elimination with 90-88 victory

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The Miami Heat dropped a heartbreaking 90-88 decision on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. The loss at American Airlines Arena put the Hornets ahead 3-2 in their best of seven NBA Eastern Conference playoffs first round series. Courtney Lee made two huge plays for Charlotte at both ends of the court in the final 25 seconds to lead his team to victory. The Hornets can end Miami’s season with a victory in Game 6 on Friday night in Charlotte. After…

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Kemba Walker leads Charlotte to playoff win over Miami, 89-85

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Kemba Walker put the Charlotte Hornets on his back and led his team to an 89-85 NBA playoff victory over the Miami Heat on Monday night. Their best-of-seven first round series is now tied 2-2. Charlotte was down early, but used a huge third quarter run to turn the game around. After Miami recovered, Walker single-handedly kept his team in front, especially in the fourth quarter. Miami built a double-digit lead in the first quarter and led 26-19 heading into…

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Hornets swarm Heat, 96-80

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The Charlotte Hornets put on a second half blitz to claim a 96-80 victory over the Miami Heat in their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series on Saturday. The win reduced the Heat’s lead in the series to 2-1. It was Charlotte’s first playoff victory in 14 years. After shooting 58 percent in both of the first two games played at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, the Heat were only able to connect on 34 percent of their…

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Cam Newton has learned something from meeting, watching Michael Jordan

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Whether Michael Jordan knows it or not, Cam Newton has been watching him _ and learning. Newton has forged a relationship with Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, while living in Charlotte, North Carolina. There is a mutual respect there, with Jordan a regular at many of the Panthers games and Newton known to sit courtside at Hornets home games. “Anytime I get an opportunity to speak to him, obviously it’s cherished,” Newton said. “But yet along those lines,…

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Channing Frye, Magic shoot lights out again to swat Hornets, 113-98

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The Orlando Magic are looking more like a playoff caliber team every day. For the second consecutive game, they put on a shooting exhibition, this time drilling the Charlotte Hornets, 113-98. All five Magic starters scored in double figures led by the rejuvenated Channing Frye’s 17 points. Frye, the much heralded but disappointing forward out of Arizona, had his second straight strong performance for Orlando. He was 5 for 7 from the field, all three-pointers, as he followed up his…

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