Magic end long drought in Phoenix with 111-88 routPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 26 points and 15 rebounds, then watched the fourth quarter from the bench as the Orlando Magic completed a 111-88 rout of the Suns on Sunday for their first win in Phoenix in nine seasons.
Phoenix had been the only NBA city where Howard had not won.
Aaron Brooks had 19 points and 10 assists, but the Suns were blown out at home for the second game in a row.
Six other Magic players reached double figures, led by Brandon Bass with 17 and Gilbert Arenas with 16. Orlando's regulars got plenty of rest heading into Monday night's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Steve Nash missed the game with "pelvic instability."
Suns coach Alvin Gentry says his star point guard probably also will miss Monday night's game at Houston.