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Magic use huge 1st half to rout Hawks 149-113 in home finale

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) It didn't take long to tell which team had something on the line Friday night - and which team didn't.

The Orlando Magic used a franchise-record 81 points in the first half to cruise past the Atlanta Hawks 149-113 in their regular-season home finale and take another step toward a playoff berth.

''Our energy level was sky-high,'' Orlando coach Steve Clifford noted.

The Magic made 13 of their first 15 shots and took a 29-point lead in the first quarter.

''We won that game in the first quarter,'' said Evan Fournier, one of three Magic players to score 25 points. ''We came out with so much energy and just kept it going.''

Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross also scored 25 points for Orlando, which set a season high for points despite having 19 turnovers. Vucevic added 10 rebounds to compile his 59th double-double of the season, and Fournier shot 11 for 14.

The Magic's 20th win in 29 games left them at 40-40. With road games remaining at Boston and Charlotte, they are attempting to make the playoffs for the first time in seven years. Orlando entered the night in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but leapfrogged idle Brooklyn (39-40) and Detroit (39-40), which lost to Oklahoma City, to sit in sixth place.

''We know we are right there and it's just about closing it out. We can't stop right now,'' said Ross, who made six 3-pointers. ''It would be a shame to stop playing the way we are right at the end when it matters, so we've got to keep this going.''

Trae Young led the Hawks with 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

''There obviously is a lot they have invested in this game and they came out and showed it,'' Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce said. ''We just were never part of it. ...They got out in transition, got the crowd involved. They turned their defense up and everything that could go right for them did, and everything that could go wrong for us did.''

Vucevic scored nine points during a five-minute, 28-2 run that gave Orlando a 33-7 lead with 4:56 left in the first quarter. Aaron Gordon's 3-pointer made it 42-13 before the Hawks scored the final five points of the period.

Two 3-pointers by Ross during a 13-2 run midway through the second quarter stretched Orlando's lead to 71-33. The Magic shot 66%in the first half and made nine of 16 3-point shots.

TAKING NO CHANCES

Clifford explained why he put Vucevic, Fournier and point guard D.J. Augustin back into the game with a 28-point lead with 7:58 left.

''Do you know how quickly they can score?'' Clifford answered. ''When I was in Houston, we were behind San Antonio by 12 with 1:07 left. (Tracy) McGrady went 14-0. I'm the wrong guy to be talking about that stuff.

''And when people say, `What if they get hurt?' They can get hurt every day in practice. I don't go for that at all. When you have a chance to win a game at this time of year, I'm not messing with that game.''

TIP-INS

Hawks: G Kevin Huerter sat out due to mid-back pain. ... G Kent Bazemore was out with a left adductor strain. ... The Hawks are 58-58 all-time against Orlando, but lost all four meetings this season by double digits.

Magic: Orlando has won nine straight home games for the first time in more than 10 years. ... The Magic played their 33rd straight game with the same starting lineup.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Play at Milwaukee on Sunday night.

Magic: Play at Boston on Sunday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:41   Justin Anderson missed layup  
11:38   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
11:34   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by John Collins  
11:28 +3 Trae Young made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Anderson 3-0
11:11 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 3-3
10:47   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
10:37   Evan Fournier missed jump shot  
10:34   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
10:34   Personal foul on Trae Young  
10:25 +2 Aaron Gordon made jump shot 3-5
10:07 +2 John Collins made layup, assist by Justin Anderson 5-5
9:56 +2 Evan Fournier made reverse layup 5-7
9:56   Shooting foul on Taurean Waller-Prince  
9:56   Evan Fournier missed free throw  
9:46   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
9:43   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
9:37 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot 5-9
9:20   Alex Len missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:18   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
9:11 +2 Nikola Vucevic made layup, assist by Aaron Gordon 5-11
8:56   Lost ball turnover on Trae Young, stolen by D.J. Augustin  
8:24   Taurean Waller-Prince missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:20   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
8:14 +2 Nikola Vucevic made dunk, assist by D.J. Augustin 5-15
7:49   John Collins missed alley-oop shot  
7:47   Shooting foul on Justin Anderson  
7:47 +1 Jonathan Isaac made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-17
7:39 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 7-17
7:25 +3 Jonathan Isaac made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 7-20
7:10   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
7:06 +3 Nikola Vucevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 7-23
6:49   Alex Len missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:47   Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin  
6:22   Evan Fournier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:20   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
6:04   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
6:02   Bad pass turnover on D.J. Augustin, stolen by Trae Young  
5:58   Trae Young missed layup  
5:57   ORL team rebound  
5:54   Jumpball  
5:43 +2 D.J. Augustin made jump shot 7-27
5:30   Offensive foul on John Collins  
5:30   Turnover on John Collins  
5:18 +2 Nikola Vucevic made hook shot, assist by Jonathan Isaac 7-29
5:04   John Collins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:04   John Collins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:56 +2 Wesley Iwundu made driving layup 7-31
4:56 +2 Wesley Iwundu made driving layup 7-31
4:56   Shooting foul on Trae Young  
4:56 +1 Wesley Iwundu made free throw 7-32
4:41   Taurean Waller-Prince missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:39   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
4:27   Wesley Iwundu missed jump shot  
4:25   Defensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
4:17 +2 Trae Young made driving layup, assist by DeAndre' Bembry 9-32
3:57   D.J. Augustin missed reverse layup  
3:57   D.J. Augustin missed reverse layup  
3:54 +2 Nikola Vucevic made hook shot 9-34
3:42 +2 Taurean Waller-Prince made layup 11-34
3:42   Shooting foul on Jonathan Isaac  
3:42   Taurean Waller-Prince missed free throw  
3:40   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
3:24 +3 Nikola Vucevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terrence Ross 11-37
3:11   DeAndre' Bembry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:08   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
3:05   Shooting foul on Isaac Humphries  
3:05 +1 Jonathan Isaac made 1st of 2 free throws 11-38
3:05 +1 Jonathan Isaac made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-39
2:58   Personal foul on Wesley Iwundu  
2:51 +2 DeAndre' Bembry made floating jump shot 13-39
2:40   Bad pass turnover on Michael Carter-Williams, stolen by DeAndre' Bembry  
2:38   Personal foul on Terrence Ross  
2:38   Personal foul on Terrence Ross  
2:32   DeAndre' Bembry missed floating jump shot  
2:25   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:21   Defensive rebound by Deyonta Davis  
2:21   Defensive rebound by Deyonta Davis  
1:59   Jaylen Adams missed driving layup  
1:56   Defensive rebound by Wesley Iwundu  
1:51   Wesley Iwundu missed driving layup, blocked by Deyonta Davis  
1:47   Offensive rebound by Michael Carter-Williams  
1:46   Michael Carter-Williams missed layup, blocked by Vince Carter  
1:43   Offensive rebound by Michael Carter-Williams  
1:43   Offensive goaltending turnover on Khem Birch  
1:33   Personal foul on Aaron Gordon  
1:32   Bad pass turnover on Jaylen Adams, stolen by Michael Carter-Williams  
1:17   Terrence Ross missed driving layup  
1:16   Defensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
1:16   Defensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
1:08   Defensive rebound by Khem Birch  
1:00   Wesley Iwundu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:57   Defensive rebound by Isaac Humphries  
0:45   Bad pass turnover on Vince Carter, stolen by Terrence Ross  
0:39 +3 Aaron Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terrence Ross 13-42
0:25   Shooting foul on Aaron Gordon  
0:25   ATL team rebound  
0:25   ATL team rebound  
0:25 +1 Deyonta Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-42
0:25 +1 Deyonta Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-42
0:15 +2 DeAndre' Bembry made layup 16-42
0:08   Bad pass turnover on Terrence Ross, stolen by Jaylen Adams  
0:05 +2 Jaylen Adams made layup 18-42
0:01   Lost ball turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by Jaylen Adams  
0:00   Lost ball turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by Jaylen Adams  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:52   Jaylen Adams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:48   Defensive rebound by Evan Fournier  
11:34 +2 Terrence Ross made driving layup, assist by Aaron Gordon 18-44
11:25 +3 Justin Anderson made 3-pt. jump shot 21-44
11:08   Bad pass turnover on Terrence Ross, stolen by Justin Anderson  
11:01   Justin Anderson missed floating jump shot  
10:58   Defensive rebound by Michael Carter-Williams  
10:40 +2 Deyonta Davis made layup, assist by DeAndre' Bembry 23-44
10:20 +2 Evan Fournier made layup 23-46
10:05   DeAndre' Bembry missed driving layup  
10:02   Defensive rebound by Khem Birch  
9:52 +2 Khem Birch made hook shot, assist by Michael Carter-Williams 23-48
9:33   Vince Carter missed layup, blocked by Khem Birch  
9:33   ATL team rebound  
9:29   Vince Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:29   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
9:16 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 23-51
8:56   Personal foul on Michael Carter-Williams  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Michael Carter-Williams  
8:40 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Michael Carter-Williams 23-54
8:23 +2 Taurean Waller-Prince made floating jump shot 25-54
8:03 +2 Evan Fournier made floating jump shot 25-56
7:52 +3 Alex Len made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Adams 28-56
7:39 +2 Khem Birch made floating jump shot, assist by Michael Carter-Williams 28-58
7:23   Shooting foul on Khem Birch  
7:23   Alex Len missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:23   ATL team rebound  
7:23 +1 Alex Len made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-58
7:10   D.J. Augustin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:06   Defensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
6:51   John Collins missed dunk  
6:45   Offensive rebound by Alex Len  
6:45   Offensive rebound by Alex Len  
6:43   Offensive rebound by Alex Len  
6:43 +2 Alex Len made dunk 31-58
6:33   Nikola Vucevic missed jump shot  
6:30   Defensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
6:21   Lost ball turnover on John Collins, stolen by Terrence Ross  
6:16 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 31-61
6:04   Personal foul on D.J. Augustin  
6:03   Personal foul on Jonathan Isaac  
5:58   Trae Young missed floating jump shot  
5:54   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
5:50 +2 D.J. Augustin made layup, assist by Nikola Vucevic 31-63
5:49   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
5:49 +1 D.J. Augustin made free throw 31-64
5:36 +2 DeAndre' Bembry made floating jump shot, assist by Trae Young 33-64
5:15 +2 Nikola Vucevic made jump shot 33-66
5:02   Alex Len missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:52 +3 Terrence Ross made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wesley Iwundu 33-69
4:32   DeAndre' Bembry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:27   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
4:21 +2 Jonathan Isaac made layup 33-71
4:21   Shooting foul on Alex Len  
4:21   Jonathan Isaac missed free throw  
4:18   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
4:08   Offensive rebound by Trae Young  
4:07 +3 Alex Len made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 36-71
3:52   Defensive rebound by Taurean Waller-Prince  
3:45   Shooting foul on Nikola Vucevic  
3:45 +1 Taurean Waller-Prince made 1st of 2 free throws 37-71
3:41   Defensive rebound by Terrence Ross  
3:34   Bad pass turnover on D.J. Augustin, stolen by Trae Young  
3:29 +3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trae Young 40-71
3:04   Jonathan Isaac missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:57   Shooting foul on Jonathan Isaac  
2:58 +1 Trae Young made 1st of 2 free throws 41-71
2:58 +1 Trae Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-71
2:45 +2 Evan Fournier made driving layup 42-73
2:24   John Collins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:22   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
2:18   Shooting foul on Justin Anderson  
2:18 +1 Terrence Ross made 1st of 3 free throws 42-74
2:18 +1 Terrence Ross made 2nd of 3 free throws 42-75
2:05   Defensive rebound by Jarell Martin  
1:51   Evan Fournier missed driving layup  
1:49   Defensive rebound by Trae Young  
1:44   Personal foul on Jarell Martin  
1:44   Trae Young missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:44   ATL team rebound  
1:44 +1 Trae Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-76
1:31 +2 Evan Fournier made driving layup 43-78
1:31   Shooting foul on John Collins  
1:31   Evan Fournier missed free throw  
1:27   Defensive rebound by Deyonta Davis  
1:12   Personal foul on Evan Fournier  
1:12 +1 DeAndre' Bembry made 1st of 2 free throws 44-78
1:12   DeAndre' Bembry missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:10   Defensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
1:01   Offensive foul on Evan Fournier  
1:01   Offensive foul on Evan Fournier  
0:42   Shooting foul on Jarell Martin  
0:42 +1 John Collins made 1st of 2 free throws 45-78
0:42 +1 John Collins made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-78
0:29 +2 John Collins made alley-oop shot, assist by Trae Young 48-80
0:07   Terrence Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:04   Personal foul on Deyonta Davis  
0:04   ORL team rebound  
0:04   Nikola Vucevic missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:04 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-81
0:04   Out of bounds turnover on John Collins  
0:01   Trae Young missed jump shot  
0:01   ATL team rebound  
0:00   ATL team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:47   Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
11:32   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by Trae Young  
11:23 +2 Trae Young made layup 50-81
11:08   Personal foul on John Collins  
11:02 +2 Aaron Gordon made hook shot, assist by Jonathan Isaac 50-83
10:35   Alex Len missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:24 +2 Evan Fournier made running Jump Shot, assist by Nikola Vucevic 50-85
10:14 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot 52-85
9:59   Defensive rebound by Alex Len  
9:55   Personal foul on Jonathan Isaac  
9:30   Aaron Gordon missed layup  
9:28   Defensive rebound by Justin Anderson  
9:16 +2 John Collins made layup, assist by Trae Young 56-85
9:05   D.J. Augustin missed floating jump shot  
9:03   Offensive rebound by Nikola Vucevic  
9:03   Shooting foul on Alex Len  
9:03 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 1st of 2 free throws 56-86
9:03 +1 Nikola Vucevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-87
8:56   Lost ball turnover on John Collins, stolen by Aaron Gordon  
8:55   Personal foul on John Collins  
8:32 +2 Trae Young made floating jump shot, assist by Alex Len 58-89
8:23   Nikola Vucevic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:19   Offensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac  
8:19   Personal foul on Justin Anderson  
8:14 +2 Evan Fournier made floating jump shot 58-91
8:01   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
7:54   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Gordon, stolen by Alex Len  
7:54 +2 John Collins made floating jump shot 60-91
7:38 +2 Evan Fournier made jump shot, assist by D.J. Augustin 60-93
7:15   Taurean Waller-Prince missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:52   Vince Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:50   Offensive rebound by DeAndre' Bembry  
6:49 +3 Vince Carter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeAndre' Bembry 63-96
6:28 +2 D.J. Augustin made driving layup 63-98
6:28   Shooting foul on Vince Carter  
6:28 +1 D.J. Augustin made free throw 63-99
6:15   DeAndre' Bembry missed jump shot, blocked by Jonathan Isaac  
6:11   DeAndre' Bembry missed jump shot  
6:11   Offensive rebound by John Collins  
6:05 +2 John Collins made dunk 65-99
5:50   Defensive rebound by John Collins  
5:38   Isaac Humphries missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:33   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
5:29 +2 Jonathan Isaac made alley-oop shot, assist by Aaron Gordon 65-101
5:02   John Collins missed jump shot  
4:58   Defensive rebound by Aaron Gordon  
4:50