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Magic snap losing streak on road

AP, ATLANTA, Georgia

Orlando Magic center Glen Davis, left, drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott in the first half of their NBA game at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday.

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

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 March 4 in New Orleans.

Nikola Vucevic grabbed 15 rebounds and Jameer Nelson had 10 assists as the Magic got a combined 30 points from Nicholson and E’Twaun Moore off the bench.

The Hawks never led after Afflalo’s three-pointer put the Magic ahead 67-65 with 5 minutes, 9 seconds left in the third quarter.


In Washington, John Wall stayed hot with 31 points and nine assists, while Nene had a career high 30 as Washington broke Los Angeles’ three-game winning streak.

Wall scored more than 30 points for the third straight game for the first time in his career, with his 13 fourth-quarter points coming in the final 4:40 to help Washington hold off Los Angeles.

Wall was 10 for 18 from the field and made 11 of 12 free throws.

Nene surpassed his previous career best by two points on 13-for-22 shooting from the field. Martell Webster added 20 points with four three-pointers.

Jordan Farmar led the Lakers with 22 points and Pau Gasol had 17.


In Toronto, Andray Blatche scored 24 points and Joe Johnson had 21 as Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the Raptors.

Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Kevin Garnett had 12 as the Nets won for the first time since beating Phoenix on Nov. 15.

Brooklyn won for just the third time in their past nine games in Canada, getting the victory despite playing without guard Deron Williams and center Brook Lopez, both sidelined with left-ankle injuries.

DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and Kyle Lowry had 21 for the Raptors, who lost a two-game winning streak.

Toronto’s Amir Johnson missed a potential go-ahead three-pointer from the corner in the final seconds.


In New Orleans, Klay Thompson scored 22 points and tied a career high with eight assists as Golden State snapped a three-game skid by defeating New Orleans.

Eric Gordon had a chance to win it for New Orleans with an open three-pointer from the left corner in the final seconds, but the shot rimmed out and Anthony Davis could not quite reach the rebound.

Jermaine O’Neal returned from right knee and groin injuries that had sidelined him for four games and did not look at all rusty, sinking his first seven shots en route to 18 points — including a clutch baseline hook with 2:06 left. David Lee added 19 points.

Ryan Anderson had 21 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans. Davis finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry struggled to find his usual accuracy, missing 13 of 20 shots, but scored seven of his 16 points in a tight fourth quarter. Harrison Barnes added 14 points.

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