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Orlando 130, Atlanta 120
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials: #45 Brian Forte, #7 Lauren Holtkamp, #23 Tre Maddox
Attendance: 14967

Evan Fournier scored 28 points, including a couple of key fourth-quarter baskets that helped the visiting Orlando Magic defeat the Atlanta Hawks 130-120 on Wednesday.

Fournier scored five points during a 9-2 run that enabled the Magic to stretch a four-point lead to an 11-point advantage. Fournier was 11-for-18 from the floor with four rebounds, five assists and three steals.

The victory enabled the Magic to split the four-game season series with Atlanta. Orlando has won two straight and four of its last five. Atlanta has dropped two straight.

The Magic also got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Aaron Gordon and 17 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic.

Orlando's Mo Bamba entered the game early in the first quarter when Vucevic picked up two quick fouls and finished with 15 points -- matching his career high - along with 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Atlanta's Trae Young wasn't expected to play because of flu-like symptoms in the morning. He wound up with 37 points -- 20 in the second quarter - with 11 assists. It was the 29th time that Young has scored 30-plus points and marked his 24th double-double. Young grew fatigued by the fourth quarter and made only 4 of 12 3-point attempts.

The Hawks also got 26 points from John Collins and 14 points from Cam Reddish.

The score was tied 64-64 at halftime after a wild second quarter in which the teams combined for 78 points -- 41 by Orlando.

The volatility continued in the third quarter. Atlanta surged to a 75-68 lead on Bruno Fernando's dunk with 9:21 left. But Orlando outscored the Hawks 29-9 and led 97-84 when Gordon scored on a layup with 3:20. The Magic took a 103-95 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Hawks played without starting center Dewayne Dedmon, who was out with a sore right elbow.

Orlando returns home on Friday to play the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hawks host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday in the second of four straight home games.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Orlando   Atlanta
Evan Fournier 28 Scoring Trae Young 37
Markelle Fultz 8 Assists Trae Young 11
Nikola Vucevic 12 Rebounds De'Andre Hunter 11
Mo Bamba 4 Free Throws Made Trae Young 13
Evan Fournier 3 Steals Cam Reddish 2
Mo Bamba 4 Blocks John Collins 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 130 49.0 14-32 18-25 30 52 9 7 9
Atlanta 120 44.7 13-36 23-25 30 42 5 5 9
Upcoming Games
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Brooklyn. The Hawks have a W/L % of .176 after a win and .326 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Magic have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .455 after a loss.