Magic use late surge to beat Mavericks 95-87
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) D.J. Augustin scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka added 15 points and nine rebounds and the Orlando Magic beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 95-87 on Saturday night.
In a game that was close throughout, the Magic pulled away late in the fourth quarter. Evan Fournier came through with a 3-pointer and Nikola Vucevic hit two free throws with 1:38 remaining to put it away.
The game was tied eight times and the lead changed six times on the night.
The Mavericks, who were playing without Dirk Nowitzki, Devin Harris and Deron Williams, played efficient at times and was able to hold brief leads. Rookie Jonathan Gibson, who signed as a free agent Friday, led the Mavericks with 26 points. Gibson converted 8 of 16 from the field and 5 of 9 from 3-point range.