10 Jan 2011

Orlando Magic stretch to nine straight wins

11:21 am on 10 January 2011

The American basketball side the Orlando Magic have recorded their ninth successive win of the NBA season by beating the Dallas Mavericks 117-107, boosted by 13 points and 17 assists by Hedo Turkoglu.

Trailing by three points early in the fourth quarter, the Magic went on a 20-2 run sparked by Turkoglu, who scored five points and had five assists during the key five-minute spurt.

Dwight Howard recorded a double-double for the Magic with 23 points and 13 assists and Jason Anderson added 20 points. DeShawn Stevenson led the Mavericks with 24 points.