The Orlando Magic had an impressive game shooting the ball in this game, finishing 42-83 (50.6%), in a 109-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks. This is only the 3rd win for Orlando (5-9) in its last 10 games.
Arron Afflalo had another strong performance, scoring 26 points on 9-18 shooting, including 4-7 on 3-point attempts. Other top performers for Orlando were Victor Oladipo with 18 points and 5 assists, Andrew Nicholson with 18 points and 8 rebounds, and E'Twaun Moore with 12 points and 5 assists. Despite the loss, Al Horford put up 15 points for Atlanta on 7-10 shooting. Jeff Teague added 15 points and 6 assists, Lou Williams finished with 11 points and 8 assists, and Paul Millsap put up 10 points and 5 rebounds.
As expected, the edge on the defensive glass went to the Magic (90.2% DR%), who took advantage of the Hawks 29th-ranked offensive rebounding (19.6% OR% on the season). Meanwhile, the Magic rank fourth in the NBA at collecting defensive rebounds with a DR% of 76.6%.
This drops Atlanta (8-7) to 1-1 versus Orlando on the season.
Coming up next, the Magic play the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 6-9 on the year. The Hawks match up against the Houston Rockets, currently 10-5 this season.