Nelson also dished off 10 assists as the Magic won their first home game in eight tries.
Former 76er Nikola Vucevic accounted for 14 points and 17 rebounds against his former teammates.
Thaddeus Young scored 26 points and hauled down 12 rebounds for Philadelphia, whose road struggles continued with a 13th straight away loss.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys