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Raiders finally beat Broncos
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Seattle 123, Orlando 119 (2OT)

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Gary Payton scored seven of his 32 points in the final 1:52 of the second overtime period Monday night and Tracy McGrady faltered down the stretch as the Seattl

Allen, Bryant players of week

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Guards Ray Allen of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers were named the first Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for th

Indiana 117, Orlando 107

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Jalen Rose starred for the second time this season, scoring all of his 24 points after halftime Friday night while clamping down on Tracy McGrady as the Indiana

Orlando 114, Toronto 85

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Tracy McGrady scored 23 points and Grant Hill added 22 as the Orlando Magic opened the season Tuesday night with a 114-85 rout over Vince Carter and the Toronto

Magic put Miller on injured list

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Orlando Magic swingman Mike Miller's second season will begin with a stint on the injured list.

NBA Capsule - Orlando Magic

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Orlando 111, Atlanta 107

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Grant Hill, who missed all but four games last season recovering from a broken left ankle, went down with a left ankle injury Thursday night in the third quarte

Dallas 13, Orlando 104

DALLAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Adrian Griffin scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds off the bench Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-104 exhibition victory over th

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Arizona takes lead over Braves
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Orlando 112, Houston 93

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Grant Hill had 17 points and nine rebounds and Mike Miller added 16 before leaving with an injury Friday night as the Orlando Magic posted a 112-93 exhibition v

Charlotte 97, Orlando 84

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Baron Davis scored 27 points and made a key three-pointer down the stretch Wednesday night as the Charlotte Hornets held off the Orlando Magic, 97-94.

Atlanta 101, Orlando 81

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jason Terry scored 18 points and Nazr Mohammed added 11 while grabbing 10 rebounds Sunday night as the Atlanta Hawks cruised to a 101-81 exhibition victory over

Orlando 91, Charlotte 85

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Tracy McGrady scored seven points during a third-quarter run and Mike Miller was a one-man show in the fourth quarter Friday night as the Orlando Magic rallied

Orlando 83, Miami 70

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- For the first time since the beginning of last season, Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill played together Wednesday night as the Orlando Magic posted a 83-70 victory
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Grant Hill
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) keeps the ball away from Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill, left, during the second half of Game 2 of their Western Conference Finals series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 19, 2010. The Lakers won 124-112 . UPI Photo/Lori Shepler

Grant Henry Hill (born October 5, 1972) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns. As a collegian with Duke University and early in his professional career with the Detroit Pistons, Hill was considered one of the best all-around players in the game, often leading his team in points, rebounds and assists. His time in the league has been hampered by career-threatening injuries, notably towards the prime of his career.

Grant Hill was born in Dallas, Texas. His father, Calvin Hill, graduated from Yale University with a degree in history, later attended Southern Methodist University and was a three-time All-Pro running back for the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 1969. His mother, Janet, is a Wellesley College graduate. After his father's NFL career ended, the family settled in Reston, Virginia, where Grant became a high-school superstar at South Lakes High School and he was selected for the 1990 McDonald's All-American Team.

When the time came to choose a college, Hill's mother states in the Fox Sports Beyond the Glory documentary about Hill's career that she wanted him to attend Georgetown University, while his father preferred the University of North Carolina. Hill chose a neutral path and decided to attend Duke University. Hill played four years with the Duke Blue Devils, winning national titles in 1991 and 1992, where Duke became the first Division I program to win consecutive titles since UCLA in 1973. Despite losing two of the biggest contributors on the Blue Devils, Christian Laettner (in 1992) and Bobby Hurley (who went on to play in the NBA), Hill led Duke to the championship game once again in 1994, but ended up losing to Arkansas Razorbacks. Hill won the Henry Iba Corinthian Award as the nation's top defensive player in 1993, and in 1994 he was the ACC Player Of the Year. During his collegiate career, Hill became the first player in ACC history to collect more than 1,900 points, 700 rebounds, 400 assists, 200 steals, and 100 blocked shots. As a result of his successful college career, he became the 8th player in Duke history to have his jersey number (33) retired. After his freshman season at Duke, Hill played on the bronze-winning U.S. team at the 1991 Pan American Games, held in Havana, Cuba.

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