The Orlando Magic improved to 5-9 with a 109-92 road victory over the Atlanta Hawks, who fell to 8-7, on Tuesday night.
Arron Afflalo continued to impress, scoring 26 points while rookie Victor Oladipo, the second overall pick of the draft, scored 18 points and dished out five assists.
Point guard Jeff Teague and center Al Horford each scored 15 points to lead the Hawks.
Despite allowing the Hawks to shoot shoot both 50.0% from the field (18-of-36) and from beyond the arc (seven-of-14), the Magic trailed by just four, 53-49, at the break.
The Hawks apparently should have built a much bigger lead when they had the chance, because the Magic came out and absolutely dominated the Hawks in the second half, outscoring them 36-20 in the third quarter and 24-19 in the fourth quarter en route to an easy victory. The Hawks shot just 12-of-37 from the field and two-of-eight from three in the second half.
Besides Afflalo and Oladipo, the Magic had three other players in double figures – forward Andrew Nicholson (18 points), guard E’Twaun Moore (12 points) and center Nikola Vucevic (12 points).
The Magic will be back in action Wednesday when they host the Philadelphia 76ers while the Hawks will be in Houston to take on the Rockets.