Dallas 13, Orlando 104

Oct. 23, 2001 at 11:43 PM
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DALLAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Adrian Griffin scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds off the bench Tuesday night as the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-104 exhibition victory over the Orlando Magic.

Danny Manning finished with 16 points and Steve Nash chipped in with 15 for Dallas (5-3), which concluded its preseason and will open the season next Tuesday against Detroit.

The Mavericks led just 85-82 after three quarters but used a 12-6 run to open the fourth. Nash and Griffin each had three points during the spurt.

Dirk Nowitzki, who signed a multi-year contract extension earlier in the day, finished with 14 points and six rebounds.

Grant Hill scored 27 points to lead Orlando, which once again played without leading scorer Tracy McGrady. McGrady suffered a lower back strain on October 14 and will miss the rest of the preseason in preparation for Tuesday's season opener.

Horace Grant and reserve guard Troy Hudson each added 14 points for the Magic (3-4). Hill also had eight rebounds and six assists.

Jeryl Sasser, a Dallas native and first-round pick out of Southern Methodist, scored three points in 10 minutes for Orlando.

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