Halftime: Magic 52, Lakers 48

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you’re a big fan of free throws, you loved the first quarter today, when the Orlando Magic shot 18 freebies and made 17. Vince Carter was 10 for 10 for the Magic. For everyone else, there were reasons to worry and reasons to feel everything might be all right for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored 13 points in the half despite coming down with an upset stomach. The Lakers held Orlando to 15-for-38 shooting (39.5 percent). The Lakers shot 16 for 47 (34 percent), however. They were getting good shots. they weren’t making them. Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard got into foul trouble and were nonfactors. Carter led the Magic with 17 points in the half.

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