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|NBA Playoffs -- 4/26 Roundup
|UNDATED (AP) -- The Magic are the first NBA team advancing to the second round of postseason play.
Orlando's Vince Carter scored 21 points and Jameer Nelson added 18 in a 99-90 victory at Charlotte. It gave the Magic the first four-game sweep in franchise history.
Magic All-Star Dwight Howard was held to six points and fouled out of a second straight game. Howard was in foul trouble in all four games against the Bobcats and that's something coach Stan Van Gundy will address before Orlando plays Game 1 of its second-round series against either Atlanta or Milwaukee.
The Bucks beat the Hawks 111-104 last night to knot that best-of-seven first-round matchup at two games apiece.
Rookie Brandon Jennings led the winners with 23 points. Carlos Delfino and John Salmons each added 22 for the Bucks, who travel to Atlanta for Wednesday's Game 5.
In Phoenix, the Suns erased an early 14-point Portland lead and routed the Trail Blazers 107-88 to take a 3-2 series lead.
Channing Frye led five Suns in double figures with 20. Phoenix can advance to the second round by beating the Blazers in Portland on Thursday night.
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