Posted December 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
Rookie Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic pulled away to hand the Phoenix Suns their seventh loss in a row, 98-90 on Sunday night. Nicholson made 9 of 11 shots and grabbed nine rebounds, also the best of his young career. J.J. Redick scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half for the Magic in the final stop of their five-game road trip. Shannon Brown scored 17 and Jared Dudley 15 for the Suns, who were without starting point guard Goran Dragic due to illness. Phoenix's losing streak is its longest since 2004. Redick's only points of the second half came on a 3-pointer that put the Magic ahead for good, 78-75, with 10:13 remaining. Orlando, which went 3-2 on its trip west, used an 11-3 run to take its biggest lead of the game, 93-82, when Arron Afflalo made two free throws with 4:38 left. Dudley scored the first four in a 6-0 spurt that cut it to 93-88 on Marcin Gortat's 8-foot bank shot 3:19 from the finish....
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