Rihanna and Chris Brown Go to NBA Game – But Not Together

Rihanna (right) with an unidentified friend


updated 06/11/2009 AT 6:00 PM ET

originally published 06/11/2009 AT 11:05 PM ET

At Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Orlando on Thursday night, the real action took place in the stands: Rihanna and Chris Brown were both there.

“They requested to sit together” at the matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic, says a source. But when game time arrived, the one-time lovers opted for seats in separate sections. During half time, each retreated to separate private lounges, according to eyewitnesses.

The outing comes just two days after Rihanna, 21, was subpoenaed to appear in court to testify in the assault case against Brown, 20, and a day after she was out with Aubrey “Drake” Graham, the Canadian rapper to whom she’s been linked.

Chris Brown (right) with Dwight Howard

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The couple, whose relationship has been on-again-off-again since Brown allegedly attacked Rihanna in February, were last known to be together in April in Los Angeles.

Reps for the NBA and the singers had no comment.


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