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|Sunday, 22 April 2007 04:54|
Monday, April 23
Orlando at Detroit (7 p.m. EDT). The Magic have dropped their last six contests against the Pistons, including Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series.
- Luol Deng, Bulls, scored 33 points to lead Chicago past Miami 96-91.
- Yao Ming, Rockets, had 28 points and 13 rebounds as Houston defeated Utah 84-75.
- Richard Jefferson, Nets, scored 28 points, as New Jersey held off Toronto for a 96-91 victory.
Orlando missed 18 free throws in its 100-92 loss to Detroit in Game 1 of the opening-round series on Saturday. The Magic, 27th in the NBA during the regular season from the charity stripe (.702), shot 58 percent from the field, but just 50 percent from the foul line. All-Star center Dwight Howard, who managed 13 points and added 19 rebounds for Orlando, made only 3-of-11 free thows in his playoff debut.
``I didn't come here to worry about the crowd and the response, I came here to win a basketball game.'' - New Jersey guard-forward Vince Carter after helping the Nets beat Toronto 96-91 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round series. The former Raptors star, who was jeered right from the opening introductions, scored 16 points but shot just 5-of-19 from the floor.
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