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McGrady leads Magic over Hawks

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© St. Petersburg Times, published October 19, 2000


ATLANTA -- Tracy McGrady scored 22 points, grabbed five rebounds and had five assists Wednesday night to lead the Orlando Magic to a 101-93 preseason victory over the Hawks.

Mike Miller scored 16 points and got seven rebounds for the Magic, who led 46-43 at halftime and extended its lead to 80-73 after three quarters.

Jim Jackson scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who shot 36.8 percent from the field. Lorenzen Wright added 18 points and had 11 rebounds.

Grant Hill, playing in his second game for Orlando, scored four points in 16 minutes. He also had three assists and four rebounds.

Hawks coach Lon Kruger made his home debut without five of his 15 roster players, including center Dikembe Mutombo, who is recovering from malaria.

MAVERICKS 99, RAPTORS 94: Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points for visiting Dallas. Nowitzki, who had 33 points in Friday's win over Detroit, was 4-for-6 from three-point range as Dallas finished 8-for-16 from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-11 forward scored 13 points in the third quarter. Vince Carter led Toronto with 30 points and Alvin Williams added 18.

KNICKS 100, BUCKS 81: Allan Houston and Charlie Ward each had 18 points as host New York remained unbeaten.

Latrell Sprewell added 15 points for the Knicks, and Erick Strickland had 12 and Larry Johnson 11. Kurt Thomas had 11 rebounds and Marcus Camby 10 for the Knicks, who finished with a 56-34 rebounding advantage.

Ray Allen had 24 points for the Bucks; Tim Thomas added 22 and Lindsey Hunter had 15.

The Knicks played without leading scorer Glen Rice (15.3) and the Bucks were without Glenn Robinson (14), both out with sore left knees.

HORNETS 99, NETS 90: Jamal Mashburn scored 22 points and David Wesley added 18 to lead host Charlotte.

The Nets, who lost forward Keith Van Horn for 4-6 weeks Tuesday when he broke his left leg, got 18 points from Stephen Jackson.

Guards David Wesley and Baron Davis combined for 15 first-quarter points to give Charlotte a 32-18 lead.

Four-year sentence in Sealy death

MINNEAPOLIS -- The driver who killed Timberwolves swingman Malik Sealy in a car crash was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.

Prosecutors asked for the four-year term for Souksangouane Phengsene, 44, who told Judge Andrew Danielson in Hennepin County District Court that he was sorry for causing the accident. Phengsene's blood-alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit.

Lisa Sealy, the player's widow, also asked Danielson to impose the four-year sentence. She said Sealy's death deprived her and their 3-year-old son of a husband and father.

"I implore you to give him the maximum, but four years still isn't enough," she said.

BULLS: A funny thing happened on the way to coach Tim Floyd's post-game news conference. Michael Jordan, in his first basketball-related appearance at the United Center since his January 1999 retirement, stopped in a hallway to hold court. Guess where the media mob planted itself? "It was like inviting you guys to the house for hamburger, and an hour before you're supposed to come, somebody invites you over for steak," Floyd said. ... Corey Benjamin's future with the Bulls is in doubt after the third-year guard was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of domestic battery.

LAKERS: Kobe Bryant has dropped out as owner of the Olimpia Milano, only 10 months after he and his father purchased a 50 percent stake in the team.

PISTONS: Detroit waived forward Ansu Sesay, a day after he was acquired along with guard Dana Barros from the Mavericks for forward Loy Vaught.

RAPTORS: Rookie forward Morris Peterson will miss the next two weeks with a small tear in his right calf muscle.

76ERS: Philadelphia waived guard/forward Mark Karcher, its second-round draft pick this year out of Philadelphia's Temple University.

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