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Jamel Artis has career-high 18, Magic hold off Mavs 105-100

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic finished off the depleted Dallas Mavericks with their G League players Wednesday night.

Jamel Artis, Khem Birch and Rodney Purvis, players who spent most of the season playing for the NBA G League's Lakeland Magic, combined for 16 of Orlando's 28 points in the fourth quarter of a 105-100 victory.

''It was a great experience for them,'' Magic coach Frank Vogel said. ''For those guys to not only get overall minutes, but closing minutes in end-of-game situations, all those things are valuable for our young guys.''

Artis had 18 points for his second straight career high. He was coming off a 16-point game Tuesday night in a victory at New York.

''I love the G League. The guys that were there, we built a family, built a bond,'' he said. ''It's the experience that we went through. It's a path. Maybe I took the long way, but I still have a lot of work to do and I'm going to continue to build every day.''

Purvis, another undrafted rookie, hit two straight jumpers after the Mavericks had pulled to within three early in the fourth quarter.

''It brings back a lot of memories and I hope we can be out here a lot more in the future,'' he said. ''It's just good having that camaraderie . . . We just go out there and try to bring a lot of energy and play the game the right way.''

Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 20 points without playing in the fourth quarter. Gordon scored 16 points in the first quarter, leading the Magic to an early 14-point lead. Bismack Biyombo had 12 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high five assists.

Jalen Jones led Dallas with 15 points. Johnathan Motley added 14 points and eight rebounds in his first NBA start, and Kyle Collinsworth came off the bench for 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Mavericks, who have lost 12 of 15, listed seven players out with injuries including Dirk Nowitzki, the 19-year veteran who missed only his second game of the season.

Point guard J.J. Berea, the only Maverick to start in Tuesday night's win and again Wednesday night, sat out the second half with an apparent oblique strain.

''I'm making sure that nothing is wrong and it doesn't get worse,'' he said. ''I'm going back to Dallas and make sure.''

Two straight dunks by Motley got Dallas back in the game in the second quarter and the Mavericks kept it close for the rest of the way. Dorian Finney-Smith missed an open 3-pointer that could have put Dallas ahead with just over two minutes left.

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The Mavericks went with four different starters after a win over Portland on Tuesday night. ''It's the NBA and it's a dynamic league and things happen. They've got a lot of guys out, too,'' said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle. In their 79th game, the Mavericks started five players who had started a total of 22 games for them this season.

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Mavericks: Nowitzki, who played 25 minutes Tuesday night in a win over Portland, did not make the trip. ''There'll be more information tomorrow,'' Carlisle said. ''That's really all I'm authorized to say at this point.'' . . . G Dennis Smith (left knee) and F Harrison Barnes (rest) also sat out the game.

Magic: C Nikola Vucevic (rest), F Jonathan Isaac (left ankle), G Jonathon Simmons (right wrist) and G Evan Fournier (left knee) did not play. . . . Isaac has missed 51 games in his rookie season.

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Mavericks: At Detroit on Friday night.

Magic: Host Charlotte on Friday night.

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Key Players
J. Barea
5 PG
A. Gordon
00 PF
33.6 Min. Per Game 33.6
17.8 Pts. Per Game 17.8
2.4 Ast. Per Game 2.4
8.2 Reb. Per Game 8.2
43.9 Field Goal % 43.4
43.9 Three Point % 43.2
78.4 Free Throw % 70.6
+ 1 Shelvin Mack made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:03
  Team rebound 0:03
  Shelvin Mack missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:03
  Personal foul on Kyle Collinsworth 0:03
  Defensive rebound by Shelvin Mack 0:03
  Jalen Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Mario Hezonja 0:04
  Offensive rebound by Kyle Collinsworth 0:06
  Dorian Finney-Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:09
+ 1 Mario Hezonja made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:13
  Team rebound 0:14
  Mario Hezonja missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:14
Team Stats
Points 100 105
Field Goals 39-89 (43.8%) 39-86 (45.3%)
3-Pointers 10-30 (33.3%) 8-29 (27.6%)
Free Throws 12-17 (70.6%) 19-27 (70.4%)
Total Rebounds 52 58
Offensive 11 12
Defensive 32 35
Team 9 11
Assists 24 27
Steals 3 4
Blocks 1 10
Turnovers 11 13
Fouls 23 15
Technicals 2 0
13 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST
13 PTS, 3 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Mavericks 24-55 22292326100
home team logo Magic 24-54 33232128105
Team Stats
away team logo Mavericks 24-55 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Magic 24-54 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
J. Jones SF 5.8 PPG 2.9 RPG 0.3 APG 39.7 FG%
A. Gordon PF 17.6 PPG 7.9 RPG 2.3 APG 43.4 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Jones SF 16 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
A. Gordon PF 20 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
43.8 FG% 45.3
33.3 3PT FG% 27.6
70.6 FT% 70.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Motley 41 14 8 1 1 0 1 4 6/11 0/0 2/4 2 6 24 -15
D. Finney-Smith 35 14 6 2 0 0 1 2 5/15 2/6 2/2 3 3 23 +3
A. Harrison 41 13 4 2 1 0 0 4 5/10 3/6 0/0 1 3 22 -9
D. McDermott 20 7 2 1 0 0 1 2 3/9 0/2 1/2 0 2 10 -10
J. Barea 9 4 2 4 0 0 2 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 1 1 12 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Motley 41 14 8 1 1 0 1 4 6/11 0/0 2/4 2 6 24 -15
D. Finney-Smith 35 14 6 2 0 0 1 2 5/15 2/6 2/2 3 3 23 +3
A. Harrison 41 13 4 2 1 0 0 4 5/10 3/6 0/0 1 3 22 -9
D. McDermott 20 7 2 1 0 0 1 2 3/9 0/2 1/2 0 2 10 -10
J. Barea 9 4 2 4 0 0 2 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 1 1 12 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Jones 27 16 7 0 0 1 3 4 6/15 2/7 2/3 1 6 21 -2
K. Collinsworth 34 13 9 6 1 0 2 5 5/13 0/2 3/4 3 6 33 -3
M. Kleber 11 12 4 1 0 0 0 1 5/5 2/2 0/0 0 4 18 +9
Y. Ferrell 17 7 1 7 0 0 0 1 2/6 1/4 2/2 0 1 22 +7
S. Mejri 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 -1 -2
W. Matthews - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Barnes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Nowitzki - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Noel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Powell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Smith Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 100 43 24 3 1 11 23 39/89 10/30 12/17 11 32 184 -25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Gordon 25 20 4 1 1 1 2 2 8/16 2/6 2/2 0 4 26 +14
B. Biyombo 22 12 12 5 1 1 3 2 4/4 0/0 4/5 6 6 33 +11
M. Hezonja 34 12 8 4 2 3 2 1 5/14 1/6 1/2 0 8 31 +13
D. Augustin 18 8 2 1 0 0 1 1 2/7 2/4 2/2 0 2 11 +10
W. Iwundu 31 5 7 1 0 1 2 3 1/9 0/3 3/4 2 5 13 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Gordon 25 20 4 1 1 1 2 2 8/16 2/6 2/2 0 4 26 +14
B. Biyombo 22 12 12 5 1 1 3 2 4/4 0/0 4/5 6 6 33 +11
M. Hezonja 34 12 8 4 2 3 2 1 5/14 1/6 1/2 0 8 31 +13
D. Augustin 18 8 2 1 0 0 1 1 2/7 2/4 2/2 0 2 11 +10
W. Iwundu 31 5 7 1 0 1 2 3 1/9 0/3 3/4 2 5 13 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Artis 31 18 0 0 0 1 2 0 8/13 1/3 1/1 0 0 17 -9
S. Mack 26 13 3 9 0 0 1 2 5/7 1/2 2/6 0 3 33 +1
K. Birch 25 10 8 5 0 2 0 2 3/5 0/0 4/5 4 4 30 -6
R. Purvis 23 7 3 1 0 1 0 2 3/11 1/5 0/0 0 3 13 -9
A. Afflalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Speights - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Vucevic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Fournier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 105 47 27 4 10 13 15 39/86 8/29 19/27 12 35 207 +25