Ellis has 25, Mavs send Magic to 8th straight loss, 108-93

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Monta Ellis had 25 points and 13 assists as the Dallas Mavericks sent the Orlando Magic to their eighth straight loss, 108-93, on Saturday night.

Tyson Chandler finished with 20 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who held off a fourth-quarter Magic rally after leading by 27 early in the second half.

Nik Vucevic had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Magic.

Magic guard Ben Gordon was ejected after protesting a non-call during his team's rally that cut the Mavericks' lead to 94-89 with 5:50 left.

A dunk by Chandler and a layup by Ellis pulled the Mavericks out of danger.

The loss didn't help Magic coach Jacque Vaughn, who is trying to put off talk that his job might be in danger.

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