Magic beat Nets for 9th straight time

Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds, but 91 win over the New Jersey Nets.

Orlando beat New Jersey for the ninth straight time mostly on the strength of a 24-12 run while Howard sat on the bench after getting in early foul trouble.

Glen Davis scored 12 of his 16 points during the surge, which gave the Magic a 20-point lead in the second quarter. Ryan Anderson had 14 points and nine rebounds and Orlando moved to 10-3 in February after ending January on a four- game losing streak.

The Magic have won 15 of their last 17 meetings with the Nets, who played without forward Kris Humphries in this one because of a strained calf. It was New Jersey's final game before the All-Star Break.

MarShon Brooks scored 24 points to lead the Nets, while Deron Williams added 23 points and eight assists. The Nets have lost 12 of their last 15 games.