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Denver 82, Orlando 73

Nuggets end 17-year drought in Orlando

February 12, 2009|Associated Press

ORLANDO, FLA. — Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and eight rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets ended a 15-game losing streak in Orlando with an 82-73 victory over the Magic on Wednesday night.

The Nuggets hadn't won in Orlando since March 10, 1992.

Dwight Howard had 16 points and Rashard Lewis scored 12 for the Magic, which finished with a season low in points, a season-high 24 turnovers and were held to a season-low 30.4% shooting from the field.

The Nuggets built a 20-point lead early in the third quarter, but then things got testy.

Anthony and J.R. Smith had technical fouls in the period, and the Magic used a heavy dose of free throws to cut the Nuggets' lead to 63-51 heading into the fourth quarter.

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