Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Jameer Nelson poured in 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, including a trio of three-pointers, as the Orlando Magic pulled off an unprecedented season sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers behind a 109-103 victory at Staples Center.
The Magic, which also defeated LA, 106-103, in Orlando back on December 20, had never in franchise history taken the home-and-home season series against the Lakers.
Nelson also doled out eight assists, while Dwight Howard was nothing short of spectacular with 25 points and 20 rebounds for the Magic, who improved to an NBA-best 16-5 on the road and 3-0 on their current four-game road trip.
Rashard Lewis' 16 points helped Orlando to its sixth straight win overall.
Rookie Courtney Lee added 12 points and did a terrific defensive job on Kobe Bryant, who shot just 3-for-12 in an abnormally poor shooting effort in the fourth quarter.
Bryant did finish with solid numbers, totaling his 15th career triple-double with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for the Lakers, who have dropped back-to-back games for just the second time this season.
Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol each grabbed nine rebounds and added 17 and 13 points, respectively, as Los Angeles fell to 20-3 at home.
Things don't get easier for the Lakers, with the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers coming to town on Monday.
The entire game was a back-and-forth battle that featured 20 ties and 28 lead changes.