Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Even without two starters the Orlando Magic
showed they can still compete in the post-Dwight Howard era, as they pulled
away in the second half to upend the Phoenix Suns, 115-94, on Sunday.
J.J. Redick had 24 points and six assists off the bench, while Arron Afflalo
and Glen Davis each netted 22 points for Orlando, which shot 9-of-11 from
behind the arc and made 64 percent of its shots after halftime.
Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in the
E'Twaun Moore filled in for Jameer Nelson, who is day-to-day with a sore a
groin, hamstring and ankle, while DeQuan Jones got the start in place of the
injured Hedo Turkoglu. Turkoglu broke his hand in the Magic's season-opening
win over Denver on Friday and will be sidelined at least four weeks.
Moore totaled 15 points and six assists in his first career start, while
Jones, an undrafted rookie out of Miami, had two points in 16 minutes.
The Suns, led by Luis Scola's 24 points and Michael Beasley's 22, lost their
first road games of the season after splitting two at home.
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