ORLANDO, Fla. - How out of it was San Antonio? The Spurs scored a mere 29 points in the first half.

Put all four quarters together, and St. Joseph's Jameer Nelson scored 24 points to help the Orlando Magic win for the seventh time in eight games, 90-78, over the San Antonio Spurs last night.

Dwight Howard added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

The Spurs, down by 23 in the third quarter, used a 13-4 run to draw within six in the fourth quarter, but Nelson hit back-to-back baskets to give the Magic a cushion. Nelson scored 21 of his points in the second half.

The schedule was not kind to the Spurs, the oldest team in the league. San Antonio lost at New Orleans on Wednesday night, and the Magic came out looking to run on the weary Spurs.

San Antonio 13 16 23 26 – 78

Orlando 19 25 21 25 – 90

FG   FT   Reb

S. ANTONIO Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Finley 15:25   1-6   0-0   0-3   0   0   2

Duncan 36:47   7-17   5-6   2-9   3   3   19

Bonner 21:36   3-5   0-0   0-2   2   2   8

Mason 27:07   4-7   0-0   1-7   0   1   10

Parker 36:29   3-17   3-3   0-1   4   1   9

Ginobili 28:44   4-12   1-2   3-8   3   2   10

Bowen 20:49   1-2   0-0   0-1   0   1   3

Udoka 18:52   2-4   0-0   0-2   0   1   6

Thomas 11:13   3-5   0-0   1-4   0   2   6

Hill 20:29   1-4   1-2   0-2   1   0   3

Vaughn 2:29   1-1   0-0   0-0   2   0   2

Totals 240:00   30-80   10-13   7-39   15   13   78

Percentages:

FG .375, FT .769.

3-Point Goals:

8-20, .400 (Bonner 2-3, Udoka 2-3, Mason 2-4, Bowen 1-2, Ginobili 1-3, Hill 0-1, Parker 0-1, Finley 0-3).

Team Rebounds:

8.

Team Turnovers:

15 (19 Pts).

Blocks:

3 (Bonner, Finley, Thomas).

Turnovers:

15 (Parker 4, Ginobili 3, Bonner 2, Mason 2, Bowen, Duncan, Finley, Hill).

Steals:

6 (Finley 2, Mason 2, Bonner, Hill).

Technical fouls:

None.

FG   FT   Reb

ORLANDO Min   M-A   M-A   O-T   A   PF   Pts

Turkoglu 38:48   5-12   1-2   0-4   3   2   11

Lewis 36:47   5-15   3-3   0-5   0   0   15

Howard 33:00   6-12   2-2   5-13   0   5   14

Bogans 30:24   3-11   0-0   0-9   0   1   8

Nelson 32:33   11-18   1-2   0-4   7   1   24

Lee 26:48   4-9   1-1   0-3   1   0   10

Johnson 15:27   1-2   0-0   0-1   3   1   2

Gortat 15:00   1-2   0-0   1-4   1   3   2

Cook 11:13   2-4   0-0   0-1   1   1   4

Totals 240:00   38-85   8-10   6-44   16   14   90

Percentages:

FG .447, FT .800.

3-Point Goals:

6-25, .240 (Lewis 2-6, Bogans 2-8, Lee 1-2, Nelson 1-3, Cook 0-2, Turkoglu 0-4).

Team Rebounds:

11.

Team Turnovers:

13 (19 Pts).

Blocked Shots:

5 (Howard 2, Lewis 2, Gortat).

Turnovers:

12 (Howard 4, Nelson 3, Bogans 2, Turkoglu 2, Cook).

Steals:

9 (Bogans 2, Gortat 2, Lee 2, Howard, Lewis, Turkoglu).

Technical Fouls:

None.

A:

17,461 (17,461).

T:

2:14.

Officials:

Bennett Salvatore, Courtney Kirkland, Leroy Richardson.