Magic get best of struggling Lakers

  • Follow NBA

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic survived a tough shooting performance for a 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

Jameer Nelson added 17 points and nine assists, and J.J. Redick had 15 points as Orlando had all five starters in double figures.

Kobe Bryant scored 30 points and Pau Gasol chipped in 13 for the Lakers, who lost their second in a row and posted a season low in points to drop to 1-6 on the road this season.

BULLS 114, CAVALIERS 75

In Cleveland, Luol Deng scored 21 points, Carlos Boozer added 19 and 14 rebounds, and Chicago fared well without superstar Derrick Rose, crushing Cleveland.

BUCKS 100, KNICKS 86

In New York, Brandon Jennings scored a season-high 36 points, and Milwaukee won on the road for the first time this season by beating New York.

TRAIL BLAZERS 94, RAPTORS 84

In Toronto, LaMarcus Aldridge had a season-high 33 points and a career-best 23 rebounds as Portland handed Toronto its seventh consecutive loss.

SUNS 78, CELTICS 71

In Boston, Marcin Gortat scored 24 points with 12 rebounds and Steve Nash had 11 points and nine assists to lead Phoenix past Boston.

NUGGETS 108, WIZARDS 104

In Washington, Al Harrington scored a season-high 29 points, and Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each had 21 to lead Denver past Washington.

It was the fifth win in six games for the Nuggets.

GRIZZLIES 98, PISTONS 81

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Rudy Gay scored 24 points and streaking Memphis held off a second-half rally by Detroit.


Search Augusta jobs