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Inside the box score: Magic 105, Hawks 86


Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 105-86 loss to the Magic:

Key players

* Terrence Ross, just arrived from the Raptors, led all scorers with 24 points. He was 10 of 15 from the field and 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

* Aaron Gordon had 18 points, including a number of impressive dunks.

* Dwight Howard had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks.

Key stat

Howard picked up his third and fourth fouls 32 seconds apart in the second quarter, the last coming with 3:51 left. He didn’t pick up another the remainder of the game.

Noteworthy

* Tim Hardaway Jr. extended his career-best consecutive double-digit scoring streak to 13 games with 15 points.

* Howard had one blocked shot to tie Moses Malone (1,889) for 23rd all-time in NBA/ABA history.

* Taurean Prince had a career-high 11 points.

* The Magic held a 27-13 advantage in fast-break points.

* The Hawks were 14 of 26 from the free-throw line. The Magic were 23 of 24. Over the past two games, the Hawks are 38 of 62 from the line, a .613 percentage.

Quotable

“All of us collectively need to find a way to be better. It’s important that it starts quickly.” – Coach Mike Budenholzer

Next

The Hawks play at the Celtics on Monday.



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