ORLANDO, Fla. - The 76ers have had their share of dramatic games recently, and it all finally caught up to them.

Winners of 16 of 20 and coming off Wednesday's rollicking 115-113 win over Allen Iverson and the Denver Nuggets, the Sixers appeared to have little in the emotional tank when they took on Orlando last night.

They trailed by 23 points at halftime before the Magic ran over them, 113-95, at Amway Arena.

Was this just a letdown after they began the month winning eight of their first nine games?

There was no consensus in the locker room.

"It could," coach Maurice Cheeks said when asked if the team had suffered an emotional letdown. "I am not going to use it as an excuse."

Andre Iguodala, who scored 14 points, believes that success could have caught up with the Sixers (34-35).

"It could have happened tonight, but they played good," Iguodala said. "I don't think our focus was there."

Center Samuel Dalembert, who had four points and five rebounds, hadn't sensed an emotional slide before the game.

"I think we were all ready to play, but we just didn't play well," Dalembert said. "One thing led to another, and before you knew it we couldn't stop it."

What the Sixers had trouble stopping was the Magic's scoring from beyond the arc. Orlando (46-25) was 14 for 23 from three-point territory, with seven players hitting at least one trey.

Though it's been hinted that the Magic would be a favorable first-round playoff opponent for the Sixers if they get that far, it sure didn't look that way in the teams' four games this season.

Orlando went 3-1 and shot 49 for 109 from beyond the arc. The Sixers hit just 11 of 41 threes against Orlando.

The loss snapped the Sixers' winning streak at four games.

At least they won't have much time to dwell on the pounding, because they host the New Jersey Nets tonight.

"The good thing about the loss is that it can easily be forgotten," said Reggie Evans, who had eight points and nine rebounds off the bench and was one of the few players whose motor was in high gear.

Evans wasn't buying into the emotional-letdown theory.

"We just didn't play good," he said, a recurring comment in the quiet locker room.

Dalembert rated it one of the worst three losses of the season. The Sixers trailed by as many as 34 points early in the fourth quarter before their reserves put a small dent into the Magic's lead. Lou Williams led the Sixers with 18 points.

Rashard Lewis scored a team-high 18 for Orlando.

Orlando was coming off its version of the Sixers' performance. The Magic had lost, 87-86, to visiting Washington on Wednesday. In that game, all-star center Dwight Howard was held to three points in more than 31 foul-plagued minutes.

Howard had 13 points and 12 rebounds and played a little less than 23 minutes last night. No Magic player needed to log heavy minutes in a game that was over soon after it had begun.