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Magic find shots, down Rockets 104-95

By Kyle Hightower

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Dec. 26 2011 7:35 p.m. MST

Houston Rockets' Luis Scola (4), of Argentina, battles for a rebound with Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Orlando, Fla.

John Raoux, Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hedo Turkoglu scored 23 points to lead five Magic players in double figures as Orlando earned its first victory of the season with a 104-95 win over Houston on Monday night.

Orlando got 13 points from Turkoglu and eight points from J.J. Redick in the fourth quarter to help the Magic stave off a handful of second-half charges by the Rockets. Dwight Howard finished with 21 points and Redick 20.

Kyle Lowry led Houston with 20 points and 12 assists, Luis Scola added 19 and Courtney Lee 15 off the bench.

The Rockets trailed by as many as 12 points and got within four in the fourth quarter, but the Magic were able to hit some timely 3-pointers late to help secure the victory.

Center Samuel Dalembert, who's signing with Houston became official on Monday, had 10 points.

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