Well, that Florida trip didn't go so well for the Phoenix Suns, did it? Less than a week after knocking off the league's best team, the Los Angeles Lakers, on the road, the Suns were roughed up pretty bad by the Sunshine State's two franchises. On Wednesday, the Miami Heat beat 'em 123-96, and on Thursday night, it was the Orlando Magic who put a hurt on the Suns, winning 105-89.
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Former Magic player Grant Hill (booed during much of the game by the Amway Arena crowd) led the Suns in scoring with 21 points. Starting in place of Nash was Goran Dragic, who scored 10 points and dished out four assists. Hedo Turkoglu, signed in the offseason to offset the loss of Amar'e Stoudemire, was a non-factor in the game, even though he played 28 minutes. Turkoglu was 0-for-8 from the floor and pulled down just four rebounds. He finished with two points.