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Parsons scores 24, Mavericks run past Magic in preseason finale 117-92

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Chandler Parsons scored 24 points, and Dirk Nowitzki added 16 as the Mavericks ended the preseason with a 117-92 win over the Magic on Friday.

Dallas (4-4) rested its starters Thursday and played refreshed, pushing its lead above 20 in the third quarter.

Orlando (4-4) didn't help itself, posting a preseason-high 26 turnovers.

Tobias Harris led the Magic with 14 points.

The Magic played under slightly dampened spirits following news Friday that second-year guard Victor Oladipo would have surgery Saturday for a facial fracture he sustained after catching an inadvertent elbow in practice Thursday.

Oladipo had already missed the entire preseason with a sprained right medial collateral ligament and remains out indefinitely. He joins Channing Frye, who also sat all eight preseason games and is out with a sprained left MCL.

A night after resting the top seven players in his rotation at New Orleans, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle went with his projected opening night starting five of Parsons, Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler, Monta Ellis and Jameer Nelson on Friday.

They all played 20-plus minutes, led by Ellis with 26.

Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said he has yet to settle on his starting five for the regular season opener, but acknowledged that preseason injuries have left things fluid in the interim.

It means that Orlando's Friday starting lineup of Harris, Kyle O'Quinn, Nik Vucevic, Maurice Harkless, and Luke Ridnour is certainly a possible combination to open the regular season next week.

The Magic got another injury scare in the third quarter when Ridnour limped off after banging knees with Parsons.



The Mavericks: G Raymond Felton missed his sixth straight preseason game with a sprained right ankle.

The Magic: Along with Oladipo and Frye, the Magic also played without Ben Gordon (dental work) and Dewayne Dedmon (sore foot) on Friday.


Dallas opens the regular-season at San Antonio on Tuesday.

Orlando opens regular-season at New Orleans on Tuesday.

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