Goran Dragic put up 23 points and registered 13 assists, his 2nd double-double of the season, to lead the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the Orlando Magic, 104-96. The Suns played an efficient game offensively, shooting 46-95 (48.4%) from the field and turning it over just 9 times. This is the second win in as many games for Phoenix (7-6) after beating Charlotte on Friday.
Dragic finished 10-17 (2-5 from three-point range) in a quality offensive outing. Other key players for Phoenix included Gerald Green with 20 points and 8 rebounds, Marcus Morris with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Channing Frye with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points for Orlando on 10-16 shooting. He also tallied 10 rebounds. Andrew Nicholson contributed 19 points and 8 rebounds, Arron Afflalo finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Jameer Nelson put up 15 points and 9 assists.
After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.78, the Suns are 1-0 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Magic are winless (0-3) when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.
Orlando (4-9) has now dropped their last 4 straight contests.
Coming up next, the Suns battle the Miami Heat, who are 10-3 on the year. The Magic meet the Atlanta Hawks, currently 8-6 this season. The Magic are 0-1 versus Atlanta this season.