The Orlando Magic took their foot off the pedal in the fourth quarter and gave a away a win to Dallas, falling 100-98 to the Mavericks at Amway Center. The Magic struggled on the offensive end in the final quarter and Dallas came out hot, riding 29-fourth quarter points to victory. They were plagued by a spate of turnovers allowing Dallas to recover from a 15-point second half deficit. Dirk Nowitzki's bank shot with less than six seconds remaining sealed the win.
Dwight Howard put up 19 points and 14 boards but it was not enough to match Nowitzki, who went off for a game-high 28 points. Jameer Nelson led all Magic scorers with 24 points and Ryan Anderson chipped in with 21. This was the sixth straight loss to the Mavericks in Orlando. The Magic now host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday evening, looking to get back on track after two straight tough losses.