ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Monta Ellis had 19 points and eight assists to help the Dallas Mavericks hold off the Orlando Magic for a 108-100 victory Saturday night.
Dirk Nowitzki and DeJuan Blair added 18 apiece for the Mavericks, who won for the eighth straight time in Orlando.
Orlando trimmed a 15-point first-half deficit to 91-87 after Vucevic's layup with 6:58 left in the game. The Magic had chances to get closer, but Vucevic missed another layup attempt, rookie guard Victor Oladipo committed back-to-back turnovers and Afflalo missed a jumper.
Shawn Marion ended Dallas' drought with a 3-pointer from the corner, the Mavs first points in nearly four minutes. A 3 from Nowitzki stretched the lead to 100-91 with 3:10 left and the Magic never got closer.
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