Magic hand Suns 7th straight loss, 98-90

Magic hand Suns 7th straight loss, 98-90
December 9, 2012, 10:29 pm
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Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson, left, has the ball slapped out of his hands by Phoenix Suns guard Sebastian Telfair, right, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball gameSunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in Phoenix.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)


PHOENIX (AP) Rookie Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Orlando Magic pulled away to hand the Phoenix Suns their seventh loss in a row, 98-90 on Sunday night.

Nicholson made 9 of 11 shots and grabbed nine rebounds, also the best of his young career.

J.J. Redick scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half for the Magic in the final stop of their five-game road trip.

Shannon Brown scored 17 and Jared Dudley 15 for the Suns, who were without starting point guard Goran Dragic due to illness.

Phoenix's losing streak is its longest since 2004.