Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/2/12
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Glen Davis scored 29 points, J.J. Redick added 21 and the Orlando Magic sprinted out to an early lead before holding off the Denver Nuggets 102-89 Friday night. Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 23 points, with Ty Lawson chipping in 12. But Denver struggled offensively, unable to dig out of a 20-point first-half hole. Friday marked the Magic's season-opener and first one in eight seasons without All-Star Dwight Howard, who was traded this summer in a multi-team deal involving Denver. The win was also new Magic coach Jacque Vaughn's first regular-season NBA victory. Orlando did suffer a setback, though, with forward Hedo Turkoglu leaving the game with a broken left hand. The Nuggets dropped to 0-2 on their season-opening three-game road trip. Denver trimmed a 21-point first-half Magic lead to eight points late in the third quarter, but struggled in the fourth as their offensive sets stalled and the Magic were able to get some easy shots on their end. G...
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