Dec 18: Magic 90, Spurs 78Posted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports: Dwight Howard came back Thursday night to help the Orlando Magic take yet another step in their bid to join the NBA’s elite teams. Howard had 14 points and 13 rebounds after missing two games because of a sore knee, and Jameer Nelson scored 24 points in the Magic’s 90-78 victory over perennial Western Conference contender San Antonio… Rashard Lewis added 15 points, and Hedo Turkoglu had 11. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 19 points. The Spurs, down by 23 in the third quarter, used a 13-4 run to draw within six in the fourth quarter, but Nelson hit back-to-back baskets to give the Magic a cushion. Nelson scored 21 of his points in the second half… The Spurs shot poorly in the first half. San Antonio made only 28 percent of its shots. Guard Tony Parker made only one of 10 shots, and Duncan was 2-of-7.