The pair turned out for the game in Orlando – but kept their distance from one another

By Joey BartolomeoTiffany McGee and Jennifer Garcia
Updated June 11, 2009 11:05 PM

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.

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.