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Magic vs. Suns

The Magic will finish their five game road trip with a game against the Suns on Sunday night.

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Magic 98, Suns 90

After losing the lead they built in the first half midway through the third quarter, the Orlando Magic battled back, outscoring the Suns 37-23 from the 3:44 mark of the third quarter on en route to a 98-90 victory. The Magic finished their west coast road trip with a record of 3-2 and improved their overall record to 8-12. The Suns lost for the seventh straight time and are now just 8-15.

The Magic wound up shooting 51.9% (40-of-77) from the field to the Suns' 46.2% (36-of-78) and dominated the glass, outrebounding the Suns 44-29. '/

J.J. Redick had just three points in the second half, but still led all scorers with 20 points. He also dished out a game-high nine assists. Reserve point guard E'Twaun Moore scored 10 points while rookie Andrew Nicholson had a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds, including a dagger of a jumper that pushed Orlando's lead to seven with just 1:50 to play.

Shannon Brown led the Suns with 17 points on six-of-16 shooting.

The Magic will return home to take on the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday.

For more on this game, visit Orlando Pinstriped Post, Bright Side of the Sun and SB Nation Arizona.

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Halftime: Orlando 53, Phoenix 48

Despite getting off to another poor start (Phoenix scored 13 of the game's first 17 points), the Orlando Magic lead the Phoenix Suns 53-48 at halftime at the US Airways Arena.

Orlando shot 48.8% from the field (21-of-43), 44.4% from the three point line (four-of-nine) and 87.5% from the charity stripe (seven-of-eight). Phoenix shot 52.6% from the floor (20-of-38), but went just 12.5% from beyond the arc (one-of-eight) and 63.6% from the stripe (seven-of-11).

J.J. Redick scored 17 points on five-of-10 shooting off of the bench for the Magic. Redick was three-of-six from beyond the arc and a perfect four-of-four from the free throw line. He also has three assists, two rebounds and two styles in just nine minutes.

E'Twaun Moore had seven points on three-of-six shooting while rookie Andrew Nicholson had six points and five rebounds, giving the Magic's bench a 30-20 advantage in the game.

Former Magic center Marcin Gortat had eight points, four rebounds and two blocks to lead the Suns.

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The Magic will finish their five game road trip with a game against the Suns on Sunday night.

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