Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - After a three-game absence, J.J. Redick made
his return a meaningful one.
Coming off the bench, Redick battled through a sore shoulder to score 22
points and help prevent Orlando from matching its longest losing streak in
nine seasons with a 110-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Redick appeared to reinjure his shoulder at the end of the first half, but
returned in the third quarter to finish 9-of-13 from the field and help put an
end to the Magic's 12-game slide.
Jameer Nelson contributed 10 points with a career-high 15 assists, while
Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 19 rebounds in the victory, Orlando's first
since Jan. 16.
Portland continued its struggles on the road, falling for the seventh time in
its last eight games away from home. LaMarcus Aldridge saw his career-best
seven consecutive double-doubles streak come to an end, finishing with 25
points and six rebounds.
Nicolas Batum contributed 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists in defeat.
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