Orlando 105, Phoenix 89
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jameer Nelson had 15 points and a season-high 12 assists, and the Orlando Magic easily handled a Phoenix Suns team playing without Steve Nash in a 105-89 win on Thursday night.
Dwight Howard added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and every starter scored in double digits for the Magic, who built a 32-point lead and blew past the Suns from the opening tip.
With Nash sidelined because of a sore groin, backup point guard Goran Dragic had 10 points, four assists and four rebounds.
Grant Hill scored 21 points in the lone bright spot for the Suns, who lost on consecutive nights in Florida by a combined 43 points. Phoenix (6-6) was routed by 27 a night earlier at Miami.
Indiana 107, L.A. Clippers 80
INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored 22 points and the short-handed Indiana Pacers beat the banged-up Los Angeles Clippers 107-80 on Thursday night.
Roy Hibbert had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Brandon Rush and A.J. Price each added 14 points for the Pacers (5-5).
Indiana shot 51 percent from the field, despite missing starters Darren Collison and Mike Dunleavy. Collison sat out his second straight game with a sprained ankle, while Dunleavy missed the game because his wife was in labor.
Indianapolis native Eric Gordon scored 19 points for the Clippers, but he shot 5 for 17 from the field. Blake Griffin and Al-Farouq Aminu had 12 points apiece for Los Angeles (1-12), which shot a season-low 33 percent from the field.