ATLANTA (AP) - The Orlando Magic are playing like a team that
will settle for nothing less than its first NBA championship.
Vince Carter scored 22 points to lead another dominating
performance by the Magic, which finished off its second straight
playoff sweep with a 98-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday
Orlando won the four games by an average of 25 points - a total
blowout that no one could have expected in a matchup between the
teams that finished second and third in the Eastern Conference.
But the Magic, who lost to the Lakers in last year's NBA Finals,
are playing better than anyone at the most important time of the
season. They have won 14 in a row - the last eight in the playoffs
- and 28 of 31 games.