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Vucevic leads Magic to 3rd straight win, 124-108 over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) Nikola Vucevic played like an All-Star. Jonathan Isaac turned one possession into his own personal block party. And the Orlando Magic picked off road victories on back-to-back nights for the first time in nearly five years.

Vucevic, who will be making his first All-Star Game appearance next weekend in Charlotte, scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Magic to a 124-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.

Despite getting into Atlanta around 2:40 a.m. after a 20-point victory at East-leading Milwaukee the previous night, Orlando looked like the fresher team by far in recording its third straight victory, matching its best run of the season. The last time the Magic pulled off road wins on consecutive nights was April 3-4, 2014, when they defeated Minnesota 97-90 and Milwaukee 97-84.

''We really played well,'' Vucevic said. ''We took the lead and we never looked back.''

The Magic began to pull away late in the first half, ripping off an 11-2 run that sent the road team to the locker room with a 63-48 lead - its biggest of the game to that point. D.J. Augustin finished off the spurt, racing the length of the court after a couple of Atlanta free throws to lay one in with 1.2 seconds left.

Atlanta's Trae Young hit a desperation shot from just inside the halfcourt line, but he clearly released the ball after the buzzer. That pretty much epitomized the night for the Hawks, who lost their third straight game at State Farm Arena - giving up an average of 124 points in those defeats

''Our offense wasn't there too much,'' Atlanta's Kevin Huerter said. ''But I think our biggest problem is on the defensive end.''

Orlando kept up the onslaught after halftime, scoring 12 of the first 14 points and pushing the lead as high as 26 points in the third quarter. The Magic led 98-74 at the end of the period, sending plenty of fans to the exits.

Vucevic led seven players in double figures, including the entire starting five. Isaac and Evan Fournier each had 17 points.

But Isaac really shined at the defensive end - especially during a single possession midway through the second quarter.

When John Collins attempted to lay one in from right under the basket, Isaac got a hand on it. Collins snatched the offensive rebound, went up again - and was stuffed again by Isaac.

The Hawks grabbed another offensive rebound, worked the ball around the perimeter before going inside a third time to Collins.

Yep, same result. Isaac got a hand on the ball for his third block in a span of roughly 10 seconds.

Isaac finished with five blocks.

Orlando came into the night 2 1/2 games behind Miami for the final playoff spot in the East. The Magic haven't made the playoffs since 2012.

''We're playing for something,'' Augustin said. ''Tonight was all about fighting, fighting through fatigue.''

Alex Len led the Hawks with 16 points, despite picking up four fouls in the first half.

CORBIN HONORED

During the first timeout of the game, the Hawks honored Orlando assistant Tyrone Corbin with a video tribute as part of Atlanta's 50th anniversary celebration marking the team's move from St. Louis before the 1968-69 season.

Corbin played in 277 games over two separate stints with the Hawks in the 1990s, helping the team to four playoff appearances.

LEN'S ROUGH PATCH

The Hawks center bounced back from a rough first half.

First, he managed to pick up four fouls in just under 9 minutes of playing time.

Perhaps more embarrassing for the 7-foot-1 Len, both of his shot attempts were blocked by a pair of 6-9 players. A short jumper was swatted away by Khem Birch and an attempted dunk was stuffed by Aaron Gordon.

Len bounced back in the second half to shoot 4-of-5, including a pair of 3-pointers, and didn't pick up any additional fouls.

Not that it mattered.

TIP INS

Magic: Eight players connected from beyond the 3-point arc, led by Isaac's 3-of-7 performance. ... Augustin had 10 assists to go with 14 points.

Hawks: The starting frontcourt had a rough night. Collins led the way with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting, while Taurean Prince was held to eight points and Dewayne Dedmon managed only five. ... Atlanta was outrebounded 49-33.

UP NEXT

Magic: Travel to New Orleans to face the Pelicans on Tuesday night.

Hawks: Continue a seven-game homestand Tuesday against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:45   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
11:31   Shooting foul on Taurean Waller-Prince  
11:31   Aaron Gordon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:31   ORL team rebound  
11:31 +1 Aaron Gordon made 2nd of 2 free throws 1-0
11:10 +2 Taurean Waller-Prince made jump shot, assist by Trae Young 1-2
10:57   Out of bounds turnover on Nikola Vucevic  
10:48 +2 Kevin Huerter made dunk, assist by Trae Young 1-4
10:34   Jonathan Isaac missed jump shot  
10:31   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
10:24   Aaron Gordon missed layup, blocked by Taurean Waller-Prince  
10:24   ORL team rebound  
10:20 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 3-4
10:04 +3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 3-7
9:49   Evan Fournier missed jump shot  
9:47   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
9:41   DeWayne Dedmon missed dunk  
9:39   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
9:31 +2 Nikola Vucevic made fade-away jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 5-7
9:05   John Collins missed layup, blocked by Nikola Vucevic  
9:03   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
8:53 +2 Nikola Vucevic made hook shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 7-7
8:30 +3 DeWayne Dedmon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Taurean Waller-Prince 7-10
8:11   Nikola Vucevic missed layup, blocked by John Collins  
8:11   ORL team rebound  
8:09   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by Taurean Waller-Prince  
8:06   Shooting foul on Aaron Gordon  
8:06 +1 John Collins made 1st of 2 free throws 7-11
8:06 +1 John Collins made 2nd of 2 free throws 7-12
7:49 +2 Nikola Vucevic made hook shot, assist by Evan Fournier 9-12
7:35 +3 Trae Young made 3-pt. jump shot 9-15
7:12 +3 D.J. Augustin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nikola Vucevic 12-15
6:55   Bad pass turnover on Trae Young, stolen by Jonathan Isaac  
6:50 +2 Aaron Gordon made alley-oop shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 14-15
6:34 +2 John Collins made reverse layup, assist by Trae Young 14-17
6:15   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:11   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
6:03 +2 John Collins made reverse layup, assist by Trae Young 14-19
5:48 +3 Aaron Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nikola Vucevic 17-19
5:28 +2 Kevin Huerter made jump shot 17-21
5:12 +2 Jonathan Isaac made dunk, assist by D.J. Augustin 19-21
4:45   John Collins missed layup  
4:44   ORL team rebound  
4:32   Evan Fournier missed driving layup  
4:26   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:26   Nikola Vucevic missed dunk  
4:25   Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon  
4:20   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
4:18   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:13 +3 Nikola Vucevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Fournier 22-21
3:48   Omari Spellman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:46   Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
3:41   Jonathan Isaac missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:38   Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon  
3:28   Out of bounds turnover on Trae Young  
3:15 +2 Nikola Vucevic made hook shot, assist by Wesley Iwundu 24-21
3:00   Shooting foul on Jonathan Isaac  
3:00 +1 Alex Len made 1st of 2 free throws 24-22
3:00 +1 Alex Len made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-23
2:44   Bad pass turnover on Terrence Ross, stolen by Omari Spellman  
2:32   Offensive foul on Alex Len  
2:32   Offensive foul on Alex Len  
2:23   Terrence Ross missed jump shot  
2:19   Defensive rebound by Omari Spellman  
2:07 +2 DeAndre' Bembry made alley-oop shot, assist by Jeremy Lin 24-25
1:54   Offensive foul on Isaiah Briscoe  
1:54   Offensive foul on Isaiah Briscoe  
1:46   Personal foul on Isaiah Briscoe  
1:40   Alex Len missed jump shot, blocked by Khem Birch  
1:32 +2 Isaiah Briscoe made driving layup, assist by Aaron Gordon 26-25
1:06   DeAndre' Bembry missed 3-pt. turnaround jump shot  
1:02   Defensive rebound by Khem Birch  
0:58   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:54   Defensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
0:45   Kent Bazemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:43   Offensive rebound by Omari Spellman  
0:41   DeAndre' Bembry missed layup  
0:38   Defensive rebound by Khem Birch  
0:30   Isaiah Briscoe missed driving layup  
0:28   Defensive rebound by Alex Len  
0:14   Alex Len missed dunk, blocked by Aaron Gordon  
0:01   Personal foul on Alex Len  
0:01   Isaiah Briscoe missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:01   ORL team rebound  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:48   Shooting foul on DeAndre' Bembry  
11:48 +1 Terrence Ross made 1st of 3 free throws 27-25
11:48 +1 Terrence Ross made 3rd of 3 free throws 29-25
11:31   Defensive rebound by Khem Birch  
11:27   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:24   Offensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
11:22 +2 Wesley Iwundu made dunk 31-25
11:05   Shooting foul on Aaron Gordon  
11:05   Alex Len missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:05   ATL team rebound  
11:05   Alex Len missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:02   Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
10:47 +2 Terrence Ross made jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 33-25
10:36 +2 Kent Bazemore made driving layup, assist by Alex Len 33-27
10:24   Personal foul on Omari Spellman  
10:13   ATL team rebound  
10:05   Out of bounds turnover on Kent Bazemore  
9:49   Isaiah Briscoe missed driving layup, blocked by Alex Len  
9:49   ATL team rebound  
9:31 +2 Kent Bazemore made jump shot 33-29
9:13 +2 Wesley Iwundu made jump shot, assist by Terrence Ross 35-29
9:02   Shooting foul on Aaron Gordon  
9:02 +1 Jeremy Lin made 1st of 2 free throws 35-30
9:02 +1 Jeremy Lin made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-31
8:51   Personal foul on DeAndre' Bembry  
8:31 +2 Jeremy Lin made fade-away jump shot 37-33
8:19   Jonathan Isaac missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:16   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
8:09   Kevin Huerter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:06   Defensive rebound by Khem Birch  
8:00   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:56   Offensive rebound by Khem Birch  
7:54   Lost ball turnover on Khem Birch, stolen by Kent Bazemore  
7:52   Offensive foul on Jeremy Lin  
7:37   Isaiah Briscoe missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:32   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
7:23   Kent Bazemore missed driving layup  
7:17   Wesley Iwundu missed layup  
7:14   Offensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
7:10   Shooting foul on Alex Len  
7:10 +1 Wesley Iwundu made 1st of 2 free throws 38-33
7:10 +1 Wesley Iwundu made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-33
6:47   Kevin Huerter missed reverse layup, blocked by Jonathan Isaac  
6:45   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
6:29   Shooting foul on Alex Len  
6:29 +1 Jonathan Isaac made 1st of 2 free throws 40-33
6:29 +1 Jonathan Isaac made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-33
6:14   John Collins missed reverse layup, blocked by Jonathan Isaac  
6:12   Offensive rebound by Trae Young  
6:08   John Collins missed layup, blocked by Jonathan Isaac  
6:05   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
5:56   Defensive rebound by Kevin Huerter  
5:53   Personal foul on Wesley Iwundu  
5:47   Lost ball turnover on Trae Young, stolen by Jonathan Isaac  
5:37 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 44-33
5:14 +3 Kevin Huerter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by John Collins 44-36
4:58 +3 Evan Fournier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 47-36
4:36 +2 Trae Young made jump shot, assist by Taurean Waller-Prince 47-38
4:15   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
4:13   Personal foul on Wesley Iwundu  
4:00 +2 D.J. Augustin made driving layup 49-38
3:45   Shooting foul on Nikola Vucevic  
3:45 +1 John Collins made 1st of 2 free throws 49-39
3:45 +1 John Collins made 2nd of 2 free throws 49-40
3:27   Jarell Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:24   Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon  
3:18   Taurean Waller-Prince missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:14   Defensive rebound by Jarell Martin  
2:57 +3 Jarell Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terrence Ross 52-40
2:35   Shooting foul on Jarell Martin  
2:35 +1 John Collins made free throw 52-43
2:19   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
2:15 +3 Kevin Huerter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 52-46
1:52   Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:49   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
1:41   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:35   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
1:20   Out of bounds turnover on Kevin Huerter  
1:12   Personal foul on DeWayne Dedmon  
1:12 +1 Evan Fournier made 1st of 2 free throws 55-46
1:12 +1 Evan Fournier made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-46
0:56   3-second violation turnover on John Collins  
0:43 +3 Jarell Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 59-46
0:31   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
0:24   Shooting foul on John Collins  
0:24 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 1st of 2 free throws 60-46
0:24 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 61-46
0:05   Shooting foul on D.J. Augustin  
0:05 +1 Trae Young made 1st of 2 free throws 61-47
0:05 +1 Trae Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 61-48
0:01 +2 D.J. Augustin made driving layup 63-48
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:36 +2 Aaron Gordon made driving layup, assist by Evan Fournier 65-48
11:15   Trae Young missed jump shot  
11:12   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
11:07   Shooting foul on Trae Young  
11:07   D.J. Augustin missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:07   ORL team rebound  
11:07 +1 D.J. Augustin made 2nd of 2 free throws 66-48
10:55   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
10:49   Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon  
10:44   Out of bounds turnover on DeWayne Dedmon  
10:31 +2 Evan Fournier made driving dunk, assist by Nikola Vucevic 68-48
10:20   Kevin Huerter missed jump shot  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
10:06   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:01   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
9:51   Kevin Huerter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:47   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
9:32 +2 Nikola Vucevic made dunk, assist by D.J. Augustin 70-48
9:18   DeWayne Dedmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:14   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
9:11   Personal foul on Trae Young  
9:01   Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon  
8:54   DeWayne Dedmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:50   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
8:37   Nikola Vucevic missed turnaround jump shot  
8:33   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
8:14 +2 DeWayne Dedmon made alley-oop shot, assist by Kevin Huerter 70-50
7:56 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 73-50
7:42   Bad pass turnover on Taurean Waller-Prince, stolen by Evan Fournier  
7:38 +2 Jonathan Isaac made alley-oop shot, assist by Evan Fournier 75-50
7:19 +3 Jeremy Lin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Omari Spellman 75-53
6:47   Jeremy Lin missed fade-away jump shot  
6:34 +2 D.J. Augustin made floating jump shot 79-53
6:13   Shooting foul on Nikola Vucevic  
6:13 +1 Alex Len made 1st of 2 free throws 79-54
6:13 +1 Alex Len made 2nd of 2 free throws 79-55
5:59   Aaron Gordon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:55   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
5:35 +2 Alex Len made driving dunk, assist by Kent Bazemore 79-57
5:25   Personal foul on Jeremy Lin  
5:12 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wesley Iwundu 82-57
4:58 +3 Alex Len made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kent Bazemore 82-60
4:41   Jonathan Isaac missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:39   Defensive rebound by Alex Len  
4:34   Bad pass turnover on Kent Bazemore, stolen by D.J. Augustin  
4:29   D.J. Augustin missed layup  
4:27   Offensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
4:27   Wesley Iwundu missed dunk, blocked by DeAndre' Bembry  
4:27   Offensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
4:27   Shooting foul on Kent Bazemore  
4:27 +1 Wesley Iwundu made 1st of 2 free throws 83-60
4:27 +1 Wesley Iwundu made 2nd of 2 free throws 84-60
4:09   Jeremy Lin missed jump shot  
4:09   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
3:58   Personal foul on Jeremy Lin  
3:58 +1 Evan Fournier made 2nd of 2 free throws 86-60
3:46   Omari Spellman missed layup, blocked by Jonathan Isaac  
3:42   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
3:37   Bad pass turnover on Wesley Iwundu, stolen by Kent Bazemore  
3:32 +3 Jeremy Lin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kent Bazemore 86-63
3:04 +2 Wesley Iwundu made jump shot 88-63
2:53 +3 Omari Spellman made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremy Lin 88-66
2:40   Personal foul on Kent Bazemore  
2:40 +1 Terrence Ross made 1st of 2 free throws 89-66
2:40 +1 Terrence Ross made 2nd of 2 free throws 90-66
2:29 +3 Alex Len made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kent Bazemore 90-69
2:10 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot 93-69
2:01   Personal foul on Wesley Iwundu  
1:54   Omari Spellman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:50   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
1:36   Personal foul on DeAndre' Bembry  
1:36   Aaron Gordon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:36   ORL team rebound  
1:36 +1 Aaron Gordon made 2nd of 2 free throws 94-69
1:24   Shooting foul on Aaron Gordon  
1:24   Kent Bazemore missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:24   ATL team rebound  
1:24 +1 Kent Bazemore made 2nd of 2 free throws 94-70
1:08   Personal foul on Kent Bazemore  
1:08 +1 Terrence Ross made 1st of 2 free throws 95-70
1:08 +1 Terrence Ross made 2nd of 2 free throws 96-70
0:54   Kent Bazemore missed jump shot, blocked by Wesley Iwundu  
0:50 +2 Omari Spellman made hook shot 96-72
0:34   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:31   Defensive rebound by Justin Anderson  
0:28   Jeremy Lin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:24