ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There were so many positives from the Orlando Magic's first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players.
The Magic held New Orleans under 40 percent shooting in three of the four quarters and to 34.8 percent for the game in a 110-90 rout Friday night that wasn't close after the first quarter.
Orlando got 30 points from Arron Afflalo, 20 from Maurice Harkless and had four other players score in double figures, while shooting 55.7 percent from the field. That included going 11 of 22 on 3-pointers.
The Magic led by 18 points at halftime, 25 after three quarters and pushed the lead to as many as 30 in the final period.
"When we're able to dictate what we want the opponents to do we're in good shape and we were able to do that," Vaughn said. "Our focus on our game plan was there right from the start. To keep them under 40 percent all night . we'll take that. It will give us a chance.
"And even the 11 (3-point shots) we missed, a couple of them were in-and-out and they were all good looks."
Harkless got most of the good looks in the first half when Orlando built a 53-35 lead by outscoring the Pelicans 31-15 in the second quarter. Harkless was 3 for 4 in the quarter, including two 3-pointers, and scored 12 points.
Afflalo took over in the third quarter, hitting all five field goal attempts, including three 3-pointers, and scoring 15 points as Orlando took command for good.
Kyle O'Quinn had 14 points and Jammer Nelson, Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo added 10 apiece for the Magic. Oladipo, the second pick in the NBA draft, added six assists and six rebounds.
"New Orleans is a good team, but we came out and played the way we wanted to," Harkless said. "We've got to be able to put games like this together on a nightly basis.
New Orleans got 26 points and 17 rebounds from Anthony Davis, but the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft hit only nine of 23 shots as the Magic swarmed him every time he touched the ball. Jrue Holiday rebounded from 1-for-8 shooting in the first half to score 17 points, but neither he nor Davis could light a fire under a morose New Orleans team that dropped to 0-2.
"Let's face it, we've got some players who aren't playing that well," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "We've got to play much harder than we played. We just did not play with a sense of urgency on every possession."
The only other Pelicans in double figures were reserve Anthony Morrow, who hit all four 3-point attempts on his way to 14 points, and Eric Gordon, who had 12.