Orlando skin Bobcats 99-90 for first postseason sweep

CHARLOTTE (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic completed their first best-of-seven postseason sweep, dispatching the Charlotte Bobcats with a series-ending 99-90 victory on Monday.

Vince Carter shot 21 points to reverse a recent scoring slump, while Jameer Nelson tallied 18 to help the Magic become the first team to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

They will face either Milwaukee and Atlanta, whose series is locked at 2-2 following the Bucks' 111-104 win on Monday.

Tyrus Thomas had 21 points and nine rebounds for postseason debutantes Charlotte.

The Bobcats led by two at halftime before the defending Eastern Conference champions took control in the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run that opened an 87-76 lead.

Orlando All-Star center Dwight Howard's postseason foul troubles continued when he was sent off in the final quarter with just six points and 13 rebounds.

(Reporting by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Ian Ransom)