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McGrady stays hot for Magic

Scoring leader Tracy McGrady had 41 points, his sixth straight game with at least 30, as the Magic beat the SuperSonics 101-84 Tuesday night.

McGrady, who had 12 rebounds, broke Shaquille O'Neal's franchise record of five straight games with at least 30.

The combination of McGrady shooting 16-of-29 and his team going 11-of-22 from 3-point range helped snap Seattle's four-game winning streak.

Darrell Armstrong scored 19, shooting 5-of-7 from 3-point range.

After missing Sunday's game with a sore left ankle, Grant Hill returned for the Magic and had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

Seattle entered the game as the league's top shooting team from 3-point range, averaging 41.1 percent, but struggled from outside the arc, going 2-of-15.

HEAT 97, BUCKS 93: Eddie Jones scored 22 and rookie Caron Butler had a season-high 20 for visiting Miami.

BULLS: Forward Corie Blount was activated from the injured list and center Dalibor Bagaric was placed on it.

MAVERICKS: Backup center Evan Eschmeyer had surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

TIMBERWOLVES: Forward Joe Smith was activated and guard Wally Szczerbiak was placed on the injured list.

JORDAN LAWSUIT: The woman accused of extortion by Michael Jordan responded with her own lawsuit, saying he offered her $5-million to keep quiet about their relationship. Karla Knafel asked the court to force Jordan to pay her the money because he was in breach of contract.

WILLIAMS CASE: Sal DiFazio, the former agent for Jayson Williams, was indicted for illegally transferring ownership of a shotgun to the ex-basketball star, who is charged in a fatal shooting. The Browning 12-gauge shotgun is not the weapon involved in the Feb. 14 shooting death of Costas Christofi.

WNBA: The All-Star Game will be at Madison Square Garden on July 12 and televised by ABC.

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