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Magic routs Hawks to snap road skid

The Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, defending the Hawks’ Al Horford, has a team-high 15 rebounds as Orlando breaks a 17-game losing streak on the road.




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The Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, defending the Hawks’ Al Horford, has a team-high 15 rebounds as Orlando breaks a 17-game losing streak on the road. Getty Images

ATLANTA — Arron Afflalo had 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 each and the Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Hawks on Tuesday night.

Former Gator Al Horford and Jeff Teague had 15 points each for Atlanta, which lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Orlando had lost four straight overall and five in a row on the road. It won a road game for the first time since March 4 at New Orleans.

Magic coach Jacque Vaughn had planned to start Tobias Harris for the first time this season, but the third-year forward didn't dress because of recurring issues with his left ankle.

Instead, Vaughn went with the lineup of Afflalo, Oladipo, Glen Davis, Nikola Vucevic and Jameer Nelson.

Vucevic had 15 rebounds, Nelson added 10 assists Nicholson and E'Twaun Moore scored a combined 30 off the bench.

The Hawks never led after Afflalo's 3-pointer put the Magic ahead 67-65 with 5:09 left in the third. From there, Orlando went on a 29-9 run. Oladipo's straightaway 3 ended the rally with 7:12 left in the game.

Orlando snapped a seven-game skid at Philips Arena, winning in Atlanta for the first time since Nov. 26, 2009.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: John Wall stayed hot with 31 points and nine assists and Nene had a career-high 30 points to carry the host Wizards to a 116-111 victory over the Lakers, breaking Los Angeles' three-game winning streak. … Andray Blatche scored 24, Joe Johnson had 21 and the visiting Nets snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Raptors 102-100.

BEAL SIDELINED: Wizards guard Bradley Beal, the former Gators standout, has another stress injury in his right leg and will be sidelined for at least two weeks. The team said an MRI exam revealed the injury after Beal felt soreness. A stress injury in a different part of his right leg caused Beal to miss the final eight games of his rookie season this spring.

TRADE COMPLETED: The Timberwolves finalized the trade that sends forward Derrick Williams to the Kings for forward Luc Mbah a Moute. Williams, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2011, didn't fit in Minnesota coach Rick Adelman's system and had played sparingly this season.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Warriors reserve center Ognjen Kuzmic is expected to miss at least six weeks after undergoing surgery on his fractured right hand.

Magic 109, Hawks 92

ORLANDO (109): Afflalo 9-18 4-4 26, Davis 3-9 2-2 8, Vucevic 4-7 4-5 12, Nelson 3-11 1-2 8, Oladipo 7-11 3-3 18, Nicholson 8-11 1-1 18, Moore 5-8 1-1 12, Harkless 1-3 1-2 3, Lamb 1-1 0-0 2, O'Quinn 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 42-83 17-20 109.

ATLANTA (92): Carroll 3-8 2-2 9, Millsap 4-7 2-3 10, Horford 7-10 1-2 15, Teague 4-11 6-6 15, Korver 1-6 0-0 3, Ayon 0-5 2-2 2, Williams 3-9 2-2 11, Martin 2-3 2-2 7, Scott 1-6 1-2 4, Mack 3-5 0-0 6, Antic 1-2 3-4 6, Schroder 1-1 2-2 4, Jenkins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-73 23-27 92.

Orlando 26 23 36 24— 109

Atlanta 25 28 20 19— 92

3-Point GoalsOrlando 8-22 (Afflalo 4-7, Oladipo 1-2, Nicholson 1-2, Moore 1-3, Nelson 1-7, Harkless 0-1), Atlanta 9-22 (Williams 3-5, Martin 1-1, Antic 1-1, Scott 1-2, Teague 1-2, Carroll 1-3, Korver 1-6, Horford 0-1, Mack 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOrlando 48 (Vucevic 15), Atlanta 43 (Carroll 7). AssistsOrlando 29 (Nelson 10), Atlanta 22 (Williams 8). Total FoulsOrlando 20, Atlanta 19. A13,164 (18,729).

Wizards 116, Lakers 111

L.A. LAKERS (111): Johnson 4-7 0-0 11, Hill 5-10 0-0 10, Gasol 8-15 1-1 17, Blake 6-11 1-1 15, Meeks 3-5 2-2 10, Williams 1-7 0-0 2, Young 6-12 2-4 16, Farmar 9-11 1-2 22, Henry 2-5 3-3 8. Totals 44-83 10-13 111.

WASHINGTON (116): Webster 8-15 0-0 20, Nene 13-22 4-6 30, Gortat 6-8 3-4 15, Wall 10-18 11-12 31, Ariza 6-14 0-0 13, Vesely 1-3 0-0 2, Temple 1-3 0-0 2, Maynor 1-4 0-0 3, Singleton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 46-87 18-22 116.

L.A. Lakers 29 26 22 34— 111

Washington 31 28 23 34— 116

3-Point GoalsL.A. Lakers 13-28 (Farmar 3-4, Johnson 3-6, Meeks 2-3, Young 2-4, Blake 2-5, Henry 1-2, Williams 0-4), Washington 6-21 (Webster 4-8, Maynor 1-3, Ariza 1-7, Temple 0-1, Wall 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsL.A. Lakers 38 (Hill 8), Washington 49 (Webster 9). AssistsL.A. Lakers 30 (Gasol, Farmar 8), Washington 25 (Wall 9). Total FoulsL.A. Lakers 19, Washington 14. A19,204 (20,308).

Nets 102, Raptors 100

BROOKLYN (102): Pierce 5-8 5-5 16, Garnett 5-11 2-2 12, Blatche 10-16 4-4 24, Livingston 1-3 3-4 5, J.Johnson 7-18 4-4 21, Plumlee 4-5 1-1 9, Anderson 3-8 0-0 6, Taylor 4-7 1-2 9, Teletovic 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 39-77 20-22 102.

TORONTO (100): Gay 3-12 2-2 9, A.Johnson 2-7 2-2 6, Valanciunas 3-6 1-1 7, Lowry 8-15 6-6 24, DeRozan 9-15 5-5 27, Hansbrough 2-5 1-2 5, Ross 3-7 0-0 7, Buycks 1-3 0-0 3, Novak 3-6 4-4 12, Augustin 0-1 0-0 0, Fields 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-78 21-22 100.

Brooklyn 26 29 26 21— 102

Toronto 28 23 25 24— 100

3-Point GoalsBrooklyn 4-14 (J.Johnson 3-5, Pierce 1-3, Taylor 0-1, Blatche 0-1, Anderson 0-4), Toronto 11-26 (DeRozan 4-6, Novak 2-4, Lowry 2-5, Gay 1-2, Buycks 1-2, Ross 1-4, Augustin 0-1, A.Johnson 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBrooklyn 42 (Garnett, Livingston, J.Johnson 6), Toronto 43 (Hansbrough, Valanciunas 7). AssistsBrooklyn 25 (Livingston 7), Toronto 18 (Lowry 6). Total FoulsBrooklyn 18, Toronto 24. TechnicalsBrooklyn delay of game. A16,421 (19,800).

Warriors 102, Pelicans 101

GOLDEN STATE (102): Barnes 6-12 1-2 14, Lee 6-14 7-7 19, O'Neal 9-12 0-0 18, Curry 7-20 0-0 16, Thompson 8-18 3-6 22, Green 2-6 2-4 7, Speights 2-3 2-2 6, Nedovic 0-2 0-0 0, Bazemore 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-88 15-21 102.

NEW ORLEANS (101): Aminu 2-3 0-0 4, Davis 6-9 2-2 14, Smith 6-14 2-2 14, Holiday 7-16 0-0 17, Gordon 6-12 2-4 16, Anderson 8-17 2-2 21, Amundson 0-1 0-0 0, Roberts 0-2 0-0 0, Evans 5-11 2-3 12, Morrow 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 41-87 10-13 101.

Golden State 28 29 19 26— 102

New Orleans 18 31 28 24— 101

3-Point GoalsGolden State 7-19 (Thompson 3-6, Curry 2-5, Barnes 1-2, Green 1-4, Bazemore 0-1, Nedovic 0-1), New Orleans 9-19 (Holiday 3-5, Anderson 3-6, Gordon 2-5, Morrow 1-2, Evans 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsGolden State 53 (Curry, O'Neal 8), New Orleans 50 (Anderson 12). AssistsGolden State 25 (Curry 9), New Orleans 22 (Holiday, Gordon 7). Total FoulsGolden State 14, New Orleans 21. TechnicalsGolden State defensive three second. A15,330 (17,188).

Magic routs Hawks to snap road skid 11/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:17pm]
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