Nikola Vucevic put up his 16th double-double this season, scoring 16 points and registering 14 rebounds, to help the Orlando Magic take down the Atlanta Hawks, 109-102. The Magic had no trouble knocking down shots from the field in this one, going 41-74 (55.4%). Orlando (10-20) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Detroit Pistons on Friday.
Vucevic went 8-11, in a quality offensive outing. Orlando also got solid performances from Arron Afflalo with 21 points and 7 assists, Tobias Harris with 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Glen Davis with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Despite the loss, Jeff Teague put up 22 points for Atlanta on 9-17 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc. He also recorded 8 assists. Paul Millsap contributed 17 points and 7 rebounds.
After putting up an eFG% of 60.8%, the Magic are undefeated (2-0) this season when reaching 60% in that metric. From a defensive perspective, Atlanta is winless (0-3) when an opponent shoots that well against them.
This drops Atlanta (17-14) to 1-2 versus Orlando on the season.
Coming up, the Magic take on the Golden State Warriors, who are 19-13 on the season. The Hawks meet the Boston Celtics, currently sitting at 13-17 this year. The Hawks are 0-1 versus Boston this season.