Orlando 98, Phoenix 90

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 9, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #12 Violet Palmer, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 13565

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 20 33 18 27 98
Phoenix 23 25 22 20 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 8-12 4-5 4-7 W1
Phoenix 7-15 5-5 2-10 L7

Recap

Magic 98, Suns 90: Rookie Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and finished with nine rebounds as visiting Orlando held off Phoenix.

J.J. Redick led a strong bench effort with 20 points and nine assists and Glen Davis scored 15 for the Magic, who finished up a five-game road trip with a 3-2 mark.

Shannon Brown scored 17 points, Jared Dudley had 15 and Marcin Gortat added 12 for the Suns, who have lost seven in a row.

Orlando built up a 59-48 lead less than two minutes into the third quarter but went over five minutes without a field goal as Phoenix went ahead. The Suns would go up 67-61 on Brown’s 3-pointer before the Magic closed the third with a 10-3 burst to take a one-point lead into the final period.

An 11-4 run run, highlighted by a 3-pointer from Redick and six straight points from Nicholson, put Orlando back in control 86-79 with 6:43 left. Nicholson’s free throw with 37 seconds left pushed the lead back to 10 and put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Suns have failed to reach 100 points in eight straight games. … Nicholson went 9-of-11 from the floor and chipped in three assists and four steals in 25 minutes. … Orlando had three reserves reach double figures, with E’Twaun Moore (10) joining Redick and Nicholson.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Phoenix
J.J. Redick 20 Scoring Shannon Brown 17
J.J. Redick 9 Assists Sebastian Telfair 8
Andrew Nicholson 9 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 6
Arron Afflalo 4 Free Throws Made Michael Beasley 3
Andrew Nicholson 4 Steals Shannon Brown 1
N/A Blocks Marcin Gortat 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 98 51.9 5-15 13-18 31 44 0 7 18
Phoenix 90 46.2 5-20 13-18 22 29 3 4 12

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Suns have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Magic have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .385 after a loss.