December 22, 2008

NBA: Orlando 113, Golden State 81

Jameer Nelson had 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds Monday to lead the Orlando Magic to a 113-81 win over Golden State.

Nelson, named the Eastern Conference player of the week earlier Monday, made 9-of-9 field goals to help the Magic (22-6) equal their best 28-game start in franchise history. Orlando had the same start 14 years ago when it reached the NBA Finals.

Rashard Lewis added 21 points and Dwight Howard had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who have won five in a row.

Jamal Crawford had 18 points to lead the Warriors, who have lost six of seven. Anthony Randolph had 12 rebounds and 11 points for Golden State.