Vucevic helps Magic snap 5-game skid, beat Hornets 112-100

Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points, Aaron Gordon had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a five-game skid with a 112-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points, Aaron Gordon had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a five-game skid with a 112-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

Evan Fournier added 17 points and Markelle Fultz had 12 points and 14 assists for the Magic, who won for the first time since beating the Hornets by 23 points in Charlotte on Jan. 20.

Terry Rozier scored 18 points to lead the struggling Hornets, who have lost 11 of 12.

Orlando (22-28) led by eight entering the fourth quarter but quickly stretched the lead to 16 behind back-to-back 3s from Terrence Ross and Gary Clark. The Hornets cut the lead to seven, but Ross hit two more 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to push the lead back to 13. Ross finished with 13 points on four 3s.

The Magic move the ball well, finishing with 35 assists.

Devonte Graham scored 15 points for the Hornets (16-34) after being held to just two points in the first three quarters. Graham came into the game struggling from the field, making 8 of 23 shots from the floor over his previous three games. He was 6 of 13 against Orlando.

TIP INS

Magic: Khem Burch sat out after experiencing lower back soreness before the game. … Orlando was out-rebounded 46-37.

Hornets: Rookie P.J. Washington missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle. … Cody Martin gave a spark off the bench, scoring a career-high 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting.

UP NEXT

Magic: Travel to face the Celtics on Wednesday night.

Hornets: Face the Rockets on the second night of a back-to-back Tuesday in Houston.

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