Scott Skiles set an NBA record with 30 assists last night, keying the Orlando Magic to a team record for points in a 155-116 victory over visiting Denver.
The 6-foot-1 guard tied Kevin Porter's mark of 29 assists with an alley-oop pass to Jerry Reynolds with 6:53 left in the game.
The record assist also was a pass to Reynolds, who hit a 20-foot jumper with 19.6 seconds remaining. Before the 30th assist, Skiles made eight passes that could have led to assists, but the shots missed.
Skiles also scored 22 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter when he took open jumpers rather than pass to teammates.
Orlando put eight players in double figures, led by Reynolds's 27 and Terry Catledge's 25.
Orlando broke the team record by 20 points. The Magic beat Chicago 135-129 on Feb. 14.
The Nuggets, who now own the worst record in the NBA at 6-23, were never close. Michael Adams had 26 points and Chris Jackson and Walter Davis each scored 21.
The Magic hit 10 of their first 13 shots while building a 35-23 first-quarter lead.
By halftime, Orlando was in front 72-49 and Skiles had 14 assists. He added 10 assists in the third period and six in the fourth.