ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia’s Drew Gordon scored 16 points Saturday night, getting the better of younger brother Aaron as the 76ers held off the Orlando Magic 95-84.

The 6-foot-9 Drew Gordon, a 24-year-old undrafted free agent forward trying to earn a roster spot after playing two seasons overseas, was 6 of 9 from the field as the 76ers improved to 2-4. Younger brother Aaron, who is also 6-9 and five years younger, was the fourth pick in this year’s draft out of Arizona. Aaron did not score for the Magic while playing a little over five minutes in the first half.

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Andrew Nicholson scored 23 points to pace Orlando (4-2).

The Magic, which trailed by 26 points early in the third quarter, twice crept within eight in the closing minutes, but could get no closer.

Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams, last year’s rookie of the year, has yet to play this preseason. He recently said he could be out as long as nine months after undergoing shoulder surgery in May.

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TIP-INS

76ers: It was the first NBA game in the PPL Center, which opened in September. The attendance for the 10,500-seat facility was 5,764. . Guard Malcolm Lee sprained his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return. … Center Nerlens Noel (upper respiratory infection) and guard Tony Wroten (family emergency) did not play.

Orlando: Veterans Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris, Luke Ridnour and Ben Gordon rested. Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye have yet to play in the preseason because of knee injuries.

CHAMPIONSHIP FORM

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Former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, a resident of nearby Easton, Pennsylvania, was in attendance.

BY THE NUMBERS

76ers: Philadelphia had 16 of their 25 turnovers in the second half, leading to 18 Magic points. …. Philadelphiastruggled from behind the arc, shooting just 3 of 15.

Magic: Dewayne Dedmon, a former Sixer, had 10 points and 14 rebounds. … The Magic were even worse from three-point range than the 76ers, making just 2 of 16.

WHAT’S NEXT

The 76ers visit Brooklyn on Monday.

The Magic host the Rockets Wednesday.

BOX SCORE

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