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Nelson's 24 helps lifts Magic over 76ers, 99-91

Sunday - 3/10/2013, 8:45pm  ET

Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young, center, loses control of the ball as he goes to the basket between Orlando Magic's Moe Harkless, second from left, Tobias Harris, second from right, and Nikola Vucevic, right, of Montenegro, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jameer Nelson had 24 points and 10 assists, and Nik Vucevic added 14 points and 17 rebounds as the Orlando Magic held off the Philadelphia 76ers 99-91 on Sunday night.

The win ended the Magic's seven-game home losing streak, their longest skid in Orlando since 2003-04.

Arron Afflalo and Tobias Harris added 17 and 15 points, respectively. The double-double was the 35th of the season for Vucevic.

Thaddeus Young had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers, followed by Damien Wilkins with 16 points in his first start of the season.

Philadelphia has dropped five straight and 13 in a row on the road.

The Magic next host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in Dwight Howard's first return to Orlando since his departure this past summer.

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