Monday , Dec , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – December 13

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – December 13 ===

(Sports Network) -The Orlando Magic play the fifth contest of their season-
high six-game road trip tonight, as they visit the streaking Phoenix Suns at
America West Arena.

On Sunday, The Magic fell to the Los Angeles Lakers, 105-98, at the Staples
Center. Steve Francis recorded 27 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds for
Orlando, which lost for just the second time in seven games. Grant Hill added
16 points and rookie first-overall pick Dwight Howard had 11 points and eight
boards for the Magic, who have dropped eight straight in LA to the Lakers.

Francis has scored in double-digits in 17 straight games. He has recorded four
double-doubles this season and leads the Magic in scoring (21.8 ppg) and
assists (6.9 apg).

Orlando is 6-5 on the road this season.

In 2003-04, the teams split a pair of contests. Overall, Orlando has won four
of the last seven contests. The Magic have lost two straight and five of their
last seven at Phoenix.