Glen Davis paces Magic to victory

Orlando 104, Mimai 100

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Orlando's Glen Davis puts up a shot against Miami's Joel Anthony. Davis had 18 points for the Magic.  REINHOLD MATAY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Orlando's Glen Davis puts up a shot against Miami's Joel Anthony. Davis had 18 points for the Magic.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Glen Davis had 18 points, Dwight Howard and Jason Richardson each added 15 and the Orlando Magic overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to beat the Miami Heat 104-100 on Wednesday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

Davis had a 13-point third quarter to help ignite the comeback and Orlando got a late lift from its reserves to secure the win.

LeBron James had 27 points for the Heat.


In Boston, Rajon Rondo scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, leading Boston to a victory over Toronto and a sweep of the teams’ two-game preseason series.


In New Orleans, Chris Kaman scored 18 points and Eric Gordon added 17 in their first game with New Orleans, leading the Hornets over Memphis.


In New York, Carmelo Anthony had 21 points and eight rebounds, and New York tuned up for the season opener by beating New Jersey.



In Milwaukee, Michael Beasley made two free throws with 9.1 seconds left to lift Minnesota to a comeback victory over Milwaukee.

LAKERS: Kobe Bryant didn’t play in Wednesday night’s preseason finale because of an injury suffered in the team’s first preseason game against the Clippers.

The team said an MRI revealed that Bryant had torn a ligament in his right wrist.

The Lakers open the regular season at home against the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day.

HAWKS: Point guard Jeff Teague suffered a sprained left ankle during Wednesday’s practice and is considerable questionable for tonight’s preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Teague, a third-year player from Wake Forest, averaged 5.2 points and two assists per game in the regular 2010-11 season. He became a starter this season after averaging 11.8 points while filling in as a starter during the playoffs last season.

The Hawks open their regular season at New Jersey on Tuesday.

WARRIORS: The president of the Golden State Warriors is promising to “vigorously defend” the team’s reputation after a sexual harassment suit was filed against the franchise and guard Monta Ellis.

NETS: Kris Humphries is getting back together with New Jersey.

The power forward re-signed with the Nets, a one-year deal worth a reported $8 million.

Humphries married reality TV star Kim Kardashian, and 72 days later the couple split up.

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