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Afflalo, Magic end road skid, 109-92 over Hawks

Created: 11/26/2013 8:35 PM

(AP) ATLANTA - Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Al Horford and Jeff Teague each finished with 15 points for the Hawks, who lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

The Magic began the night having lost four straight overall and five in a row on the road. They won away from Orlando for the first time since last March 4 at New Orleans.

Magic coach Jacque Vaughn Vaughn had planned to start Tobias Harris for the first time this season, but the third-year forward was unable to dress because of recurring issues with his left ankle.

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

Vucevic grabbed 15 rebounds, Nelson added 10 assists, and the Magic got a combined 30 points from Nicholson and E’Twaun Moore 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. Afflalo’s 3 started the rally and Oladipo’s straightaway 3 ended it 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. The Magic had lost 11 straight in the regular season to their Southeast Divisional rivals.

Hawks guard Kyle Korver hit a 3 in his 88th straight game and needs one to tie Dana Barros for the NBA’s career longest streak. Barros set the mark from Dec. 23, 1994-Jan. 10, 1996, with Philadelphia and Boston.

Korver missed his first two 3-point attempts before giving the Hawks a 43-39 lead with 4:06 left in the second.

NOTES: Harris has missed 12 of 13 games this season with a left ankle sprain. He returned in Sunday’s home loss to Phoenix, scoring six points in 16 minutes. ... Hawks G Shelvin Mack sprained his left ankle in the second quarter and did not return. Mack had six points in 8 minutes. ... Magic F Maurice Harkless, coming off the bench for the first time this season, finished with three points in 11 minutes. ... Davis took Harkless’ spot in the starting lineup, finishing with eight points and eight boards. ... Atlanta rookie G Dennis Schroder, the 17th overall draft pick, entered the game late in the fourth. Playing for the first time in four games, Schroder had four points in 5 minutes.



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