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Magic's Turkolu suspended for 20 games

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The NBA said Wednesday it has suspended Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu for 20 games for steroid use.

NBA: Brooklyn 107, Orlando 68

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Brook Lopez helped break the game open in the second quarter Friday and Brooklyn went on to smash Orlando 107-68.

Magic's Nelson likely to miss 2 more games

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Veteran Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson's strained hamstring is expected to keep him out of the Magic's next two games, the team said.

Magic's Anderson is NBA's 'most improved'

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Orlando swingman Ryan Anderson has been voted the NBA's Most Improved Player for the past season, the league said Friday.

NBA: Memphis 88, Orlando 76

MEMPHIS, April 26 (UPI) -- Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay combined to make 16-of-24 shots Thursday in carrying the Memphis Grizzlies to an 88-76 decision over Orlando.
Magic loses Turkoglu for regular season

Magic loses Turkoglu for regular season

ORLANDO, Fla., April 6 (UPI) -- The Orlando Magic announced Friday that forward Hedo Turkoglu would be lost for the rest of the regular season as a result of three facial fractures.

NBA: Dallas 100, Orlando 98

ORLANDO, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki hit a jumper with 10 seconds remaining to cap a Dallas rally Friday and give the Mavericks a 100-98 win over Orlando.

NBA: Orlando 93, Cleveland 80

ORLANDO, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Ryan Anderson had 17 points to lead all five Orlando starters in double figures Friday and the Magic coasted to a 93-80 victory over Cleveland.
NBA suspends Turkoglu for one game

NBA suspends Turkoglu for one game

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Friday the Orlando Magic's Hedo Turkoglu had been suspended for one game because he made physical contact with a game official.

NBA: Orlando 114, Milwaukee 98

ORLANDO, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard's 28 points and 14 rebounds Saturday sparked the Orlando Magic to their fourth victory over Milwaukee this season, 114-98.

NBA: Orlando 94, Milwaukee 85

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Hedo Turkoglu keyed a fourth-quarter comeback Friday by scoring 10 of his 14 points in the final period to bring the Orlando Magic a 94-85 win over Milwaukee.

NBA: Orlando 102, Minnesota 89

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Jason Richardson led a parade of six Magic players reaching double figures Monday, notching 17 points in Orlando's 102-89 win over Minnesota.

NBA: Orlando 99, Milwaukee 94

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Jason Richardson drained four of his nine 3-pointers late in the game Saturday, boosting the Orlando Magic past Milwaukee 99-94.
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Hedo Turkoglu
Orlando Magic's Hedo Turkoglu celebrates as the Magic take a 10-point lead in the last seconds of Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors in their playoff series at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada on April 26, 2008. The Magic defeated the Raptors 106-94 to take a 3-1 series lead. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Hidayet "Hedo" Türkoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: ; born March 19, 1979 in Gaziosmanpaşa, İstanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish professional basketball player in the NBA currently playing for the Orlando Magic. He plays the small forward position, although he has played four positions in his career. He possesses above-average ballhandling and playmaking skills for a forward, and is sometimes used in a point forward role.

Türkoğlu joined Efes Pilsen in 1996 and played four seasons with the team. He averaged 8.4 points on 58 percent shooting in 50 games in the Euroleague. Türkoğlu helped the team reach the 2000 Euroleague Final Four, averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 22 games.

Türkoğlu was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 16th pick of the 2000 NBA Draft. He was the first Turkish-born player in NBA history.

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