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Battier, Rockets Out; Magic & Redick Advance!

Tough nights for Shane Battier as the Rockets were eliminated by the Lakers, and it wasn't really close - the Lakers won 89-70. Kobe Bryant only had 14 points, but Pau Gasol racked up 21 points and 18 boards.

In the other conference semis though, J.J. Redick and the Magic knocked off the Celtics, 101-82, eliminating the prospect of the champs repeating.

So now the Magic get the team that Danny Ferry built around LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant and the Lakers match up with the Nuggets and their defensive ace, former Devil Dahntay Jones.