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Orlando at San Antonio

Diener scores 23 while subbing for Magic PG Nelson

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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SAN ANTONIO -- Travis Diener started again in place of injured Orlando point guard Jameer Nelson and scored 23 points as the Magic defeated the San Antonio Spurs 92-87 in a preseason game Saturday night.

Diener, a second-year player from Marquette, was 4-of-4 on 3-point shots. Two of them came in the game's final 8:45 when the score was either tied or the Spurs had a two-point lead.

The Magic (3-0) haven't had Nelson for the preseason because of a mild concussion.

Orlando also got 14 points apiece from Darko Milicic and Keith Bogans.

The Spurs (2-1) had an 83-81 lead until Pat Garrity hit his second 3-pointer in four minutes with 3:16 remaining in the game.

Diener finished the game by hitting a turnaround jumper from 18 feet and sank two free throws in the final minute. He was 7-of-11 from the floor.

Manu Ginobili scored all of his 14 points in the first quarter to lead San Antonio, which played 18 players. Tony Parker and Tim Duncan both scored 10 points for the Spurs, whose starters each played 19 minutes.

Each of the Magic starters played more than 25 minutes. Diener, who has scored in double figures in each preseason game, logged 44 minutes.

Dwight Howard was held to nine points on 4-of-13 shooting in 29 minutes. It's the first time he's not scored in double digits during the preseason.

Orlando also was without first-round draft choice J.J. Reddick, who has yet to play in the preseason because of a left-foot soft-tissue tear.

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Orlando's Kasib Powell takes a shot over San  Antonio's Manu Ginobili in the first quarter.  (AP)
Orlando's Kasib Powell takes a shot over San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in the first quarter. (AP)

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