Orlando Dumps LeBron, Cavs to Reach Finals

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2009 10:49 PM CDT
The Orlando Magic fans cheer late in the fourth quarter.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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(Newser) – There will be no LeBron-Kobe matchup in this year's NBA Finals. The Orlando Magic took care of that tonight with a 103-90 thumping of LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Dwight Howard had 40 points for Orlando, which will take on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in the finals. The Magic—which swept LA in the regular season but will likely be underdogs—haven't gone this far since 1995, when they were led by a young center named Shaquille O'Neal.