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NBA — The Magic broke out of a nine-game playoff losing streak to the Pistons and Rashard Lewis emerged from two games of uninspired play as he led Orlando with 33 points on 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Chauncey Billups left four minutes into the game with a strained hammy, but the refs determined that it actually happened in under 5.1 seconds. Rasheed Wallace, no doubt severely undone by the piercing wit of the above sign, managed to hit only 4-of-15 from the field. Out West, the Lakers jumped out to a big first quarter lead but permitted the Jazz to hang around for a good chunk of the game, but the Most Valuable Mamba's 34 points and Derek Fisher's 22 on 7-of-10 shooting proved too much. 

MLB — The bullpen couldn't take away Barry Zito's losing touch, as he pitches well in a 3-1 loss to the Pirates…Jonathan Papelbon has his first blown save of the season to give Tigers fans false hope for another day…Cliff Lee tosses seven shutout innings to win the battle of unbeaten starters against the Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang to improve to 6-0 and drop his ERA to kinda sorta okay 0.83…Just when the Orioles started getting used to losing 6-5 to the Athletcs in 10 innings, the series is over. Bummer!…Joey Votto gets his first multi-homer game of his career, and adds a third added effect to lead the Reds to a 9-0 win over the Cubs.

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