Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Magic Has the Right Touch to Hold off Suns

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Magic Has the Right Touch to Hold off Suns

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Penny Hardaway scored a season-high 32 points and the Magic got a clutch 3-pointer and two free throws from Brian Shaw in the final minute to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-105 Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla.

The victory was the eighth in 10 games for Orlando, which rebounded from the previous night's 20-point loss at Washington to climb back to .500 (20-20) and extend the Suns' losing streak to four games.

****BEGIN FIVE STAR TEXT**** Rony Seikaly had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Derek Strong filled in for the injured Horace Grant with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Magic shot 50 percent despite going eight for 24 on 3-point attempts. ****END FIVE STAR TEXT**** 76ers 101, Raptors 99: Jerry Stackhouse made a 12-footer at the buzzer and Philadelphia ended its home losing streak - the worst in franchise history - at 12 games. Allen Iverson scored 31 points and Clarence Weatherspoon added 17 on seven-for-seven shooting as the 76ers won for only the third time in 26 games and the first time at the CoreStates center since Nov. 30. Lakers 99, Spurs 92: All-Star Eddie Jones scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half to lead Los Angeles to a come-from-behind victory over host San Antonio. All five starters scored in double figures for the Lakers, who won their fifth straight game. Pacers 106, Hornets 95: Reggie Miller scored a season-high 40 points and Indiana snapped a skid at three games, winning in Charlotte, N.C. Glen Rice led the Hornets with 34 points, the 10th time in 16 games he has broken the 30-point mark. Pistons 98, Trail Blazers 89: Grant Hill had 27 points and eight rebounds and Detroit came back from an 18-point deficit to beat Portland in Auburn Hills, Mich. Kenny Anderson led the Blazers with 14 points despite being ejected with 10:17 to play after picking up two technical fouls for arguing a foul call. …

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