Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – Lou Williams scored 24 points off the bench and the Philadelphia 76ers opened up an eight-game road-trip with a 97-89 victory over the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.
Orlando made two trades prior to the game, overhauling its roster in the midst of a slump with moves that involved three teams, eight players, a first-round draft pick and cash.
Andre Iguodala scored 21 points and dished out seven assists for Philadelphia, which has won two straight on the road for the first time this season. Elton Brand finished with a double-double, scoring 20 and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Dwight Howard scored a game-high 26 to go along with 20 rebounds and Brandon Bass added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, who only dressed eight players due to their pre-game trades.
The Magic acquired Gilbert Arenas from Washington for Rashard Lewis, then made a six-player deal with Phoenix that netted them Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a first-round draft pick and cash consideration.