Lakers buy out Corey Brewer’s contract, waive forward

The Los Angeles Lakers have waived Corey Brewer after reaching a buyout agreement with the veteran swingman.

The move allows Brewer, an 11-year veteran, to sign with a playoff team as a free agent.

However, the deciding factor in the game was the Magic defense. Orlando held Detroit to 1-for-9 shooting in the final six minutes of regulation and 0 for 8 in the five-minute overtime.

“Defense is all we talked about for the last 48 hours and I did see an improvement,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “They missed a couple of open looks throughout that stretch, but for the most part our defensive intensity was really good. We were really committed to get a W tonight.”

James Ennis and Reggie Bullock led Detroit with 21 points apiece. Griffin had 10 rebounds and nine assists to go with his 12 points. Dwight Buycks and Anthony Tolliver scored 12 each for the slumping Pistons, who have lost seven of nine.

At Thursday’s shootaround before the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Sixers, James was asked if he was in Philadelphia.

“Pennsylvania? Nah,” he said. “What are you talking about? Over the All-Star break I was on vacation and then went to Los Angeles.”

James played in his 14th All-Star Game and was named MVP for the third time as a team of players he picked beat a team captained by Golden State’s Stephen Curry.

James, 33, said this week that he was flattered Sixers fans are coveting him. He can opt out of his contract this summer — he has a $35.6 option — with Cleveland and become a free agent.

“You can say it’s a distraction, it’s not,” he said. “It is actually very flattering that I’m sitting here at 33 and in my 15th year and teams or guys — I don’t want to say teams because that becomes tampering. But people in their respective city want me to play for them. That’s cool I think. That’s dope.”

“The last shot was a tough shot but a makeable shot,” Smith said. “Learn from it, learn from it. You can look at it as a loss or a lesson.”

The Mavericks almost turned it over on the final possession of regulation but Wesley Matthews kept the play alive before missing a wild layup, with Powell grabbing the rebound on the other side of the basket and laying it in.

Carmelo Anthony had put the Thunder ahead with 1:23 to go on a Cheap Jerseys With Free Shipping layup after three offensive rebounds on the same possession, including two from Steven Cheap Kids NFL Jerseys Adams.

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