Magic beat Hawks for consecutive victories

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm •  Published: December 29, 2013
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-102 on Sunday night to give them back-to-back victories for just the third time this season.

Jeff Teague scored 22 points for the Hawks in their second game without two-time All-Star Al Horford, who is out indefinitely with a torn right pectoral muscle. The Hawks were also coming off three straight, grinding overtime games, the latest of which was Saturday night at home against Charlotte.

The Hawks made the game's first bucket, a 3-pointer, but then trailed until a spurt in the fourth quarter gave them a three-point lead. But a 9-0 run midway through the final quarter put Orlando in control for good.

Afflalo status was uncertain before the game. He turned his left ankle Friday night and was hobbled by the sprain. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said he didn't hesitate to play Afflalo after the guard told him pregame that his ankle was fine.

"As soon as a player tells me they're ready to go, then I'm ready to go," Vaughn said. "So no trepidation."

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