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Fournier injures ankle in Magic OT win, X-rays negative

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic weren't in the mood to celebrate their 110-106 overtime win against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier, the team's second-leading scorer, crashed down on his right ankle on the first possession of overtime and had to leave the game. Orlando said X-rays were negative, but Fournier will be re-evaluated in the morning. He led the Magic with 27 points.

''I just saw Evan and he said it's hurting him,'' teammate Nikola Vucevic said. ''Hopefully, it won't keep him out too long. He's a big part of what we do. He needs to take care and make sure he comes back healthy.''

Aaron Gordon had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Vucevic contributed 22 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks as the Magic big men dominated. Orlando outscored Atlanta 62-42 in the paint.

The Magic got to overtime thanks to a 3-pointer by reserve guard D.J. Augustin with six seconds left in regulation. Augustin had a wide-open look at the top of 3-point arc after getting a nice assist from Vucevic.

''D.J. is a reliable 3-pointer shooter and you know if the ball finds him, he's going to knock it down,'' coach Frank Vogel said.

Dennis Schroder led Atlanta with 26 points and seven assists. Taurean Prince had 19 points and Tyler Cavanaugh 13 for the Hawks, who led 96-93 with 15 seconds left in regulation after Schroder and Kent Bazemore made four straight free throws.

The Hawks chose not to foul and prevent Augustin from even attempting a 3-point shot in the final seconds, but coach Mike Budenholzer didn't second guess the decision.

''It's something you debate in meetings, but we felt like we had a chance to get a stop and trust our defense,'' Budenholzer said. ''Give Augustin credit for hitting the shot.''

''It was a good decision not to foul,'' Schroder said. ''If they miss, we win the game. We just have to play better defense and not let their big guys bully us around the basket.''

Fournier's injury took some of the glimmer off the Magic's rally from a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit. The Magic struggled to get any offensive rhythm for the first 3 1/2 quarters, finding themselves in an 86-77 hole with nine minutes to go.

Gordon started the rally with five straight points, and Fournier hit a driving layup that put Orlando up 93-92 with 1:59 to play. From there, both teams struggled to execute.

Bazemore hit a 3-pointer with 1:33 to play, but it was waved off after an instant replay review because of a shot-clock violation. Gordon then was charged with an offensive foul as he made a layup, but Schroder and Ersan Ilyasova both missed layups at the other end for Atlanta.

Schroder ended the run of bad offense by hitting two free throws with 27.3 seconds left to give the Hawks a 94-93 lead and Bazemore hit two more with 14 seconds left to give Atlanta a 96-93 lead.

The Magic hit 6 of 10 shots in overtime, including five layups against a tired and ineffective defense.

TIP-INS

HAWKS: C Dewayne Dedmon missed his fourth straight game with a leg injury, and F John Collins missed his third straight with a shoulder strain. ... F Marco Belinelli hit his 900th career 3-pointer in the third period.

MAGIC: Rookie F Johnathan Isaac missed his 13th straight game with a sprained ankle. ... Elfrid Payton, who shot 62.5 percent (30 of 48) in his previous five games, was just 3 of 11 against the Hawks. ... Gordon is 3 of 17 from 3-point range in his last three games.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Play the Magic again Saturday at home.

Magic: Host Denver Friday. The Nuggets defeated Orlando 125-107 on Nov. 11.

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Key Players
D. Schroder
17 G
A. Gordon
00 F
33.4 Min. Per Game 33.4
18.4 Pts. Per Game 18.4
2.2 Ast. Per Game 2.2
8.0 Reb. Per Game 8.0
45.7 Field Goal % 49.5
46.2 Three Point % 48.4
86.7 Free Throw % 76.5
  Defensive rebound by D.J. Augustin 0:00
  Ersan Ilyasova missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
+ 1 Nikola Vucevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:09
+ 1 Nikola Vucevic made 1st of 2 free throws 0:09
  Personal foul on Ersan Ilyasova 0:09
  Personal foul on Marco Belinelli 0:10
+ 3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. fade-away jump shot, assist by Ersan Ilyasova 0:13
  Personal foul on Jonathon Simmons 0:15
+ 2 D.J. Augustin made reverse layup 0:15
+ 2 Dennis Schroder made layup 0:38
+ 2 Aaron Gordon made layup, assist by Nikola Vucevic 0:43
Team Stats
Points 106 110
Field Goals 40-93 (43.0%) 46-98 (46.9%)
3-Pointers 11-27 (40.7%) 6-28 (21.4%)
Free Throws 15-20 (75.0%) 12-18 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 56 60
Offensive 11 13
Defensive 38 39
Team 7 8
Assists 25 17
Steals 7 9
Blocks 3 7
Turnovers 17 16
Fouls 16 23
Technicals 0 0
away team logo
D. Schroder G 17
26 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST
home team logo
N. Vucevic C 9
22 PTS, 16 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Hawks 5-19 2329271710106
home team logo Magic 11-153113302214110
Team Stats
away team logoHawks 5-19 103.5 PPG 39.9 RPG 23.5 APG
home team logoMagic 11-15 106.6 PPG 42 RPG 23.9 APG
Key Players
D. Schroder G 19.7 PPG 2.8 RPG 6.5 APG 45.4 FG%
E. Fournier F 18.3 PPG 3.2 RPG 3.0 APG 47.8 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Schroder G 26 PTS 5 REB 7 AST
E. Fournier F 27 PTS 4 REB 1 AST
43.0 FG% 46.9
40.7 3PT FG% 21.4
75.0 FT% 66.7
Hawks
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 39 26 5 7 2 0 2 2 10/26 1/2 5/6 1 4 45 -5
T. Waller-Prince 35 19 6 1 0 0 0 1 6/8 3/5 4/5 0 6 27 -13
E. Ilyasova 27 9 7 2 1 2 1 2 4/10 1/5 0/0 2 5 22 -4
M. Plumlee 12 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 4/6 0/0 0/0 3 1 12 0
K. Bazemore 36 4 6 7 1 0 2 5 1/9 0/2 2/2 1 5 23 -7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 39 26 5 7 2 0 2 2 10/26 1/2 5/6 1 4 45 -5
T. Waller-Prince 35 19 6 1 0 0 0 1 6/8 3/5 4/5 0 6 27 -13
E. Ilyasova 27 9 7 2 1 2 1 2 4/10 1/5 0/0 2 5 22 -4
M. Plumlee 12 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 4/6 0/0 0/0 3 1 12 0
K. Bazemore 36 4 6 7 1 0 2 5 1/9 0/2 2/2 1 5 23 -7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Cavanaugh 29 13 6 2 1 0 2 1 5/10 2/4 1/2 3 3 22 -2
M. Belinelli 28 12 7 1 0 0 3 1 4/12 2/7 2/2 0 7 18 +15
D. Bembry 27 8 5 3 2 0 6 2 3/6 1/1 1/2 0 5 15 -5
I. Taylor 15 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 2/4 0/0 0/1 1 0 9 +1
L. Babbitt 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 0 2 5 0
M. Delaney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Muscala - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dedmon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Dorsey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Brussino - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Collins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 261 106 49 25 7 3 17 16 40/93 11/27 15/20 11 38 198 -20
Magic
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Fournier 40 27 4 1 2 0 2 4 12/21 2/3 1/3 0 4 33 +8
A. Gordon 45 24 15 2 0 1 2 4 9/15 0/4 6/9 5 10 42 +15
N. Vucevic 39 22 16 4 2 4 2 3 9/19 2/7 2/2 5 11 50 +12
J. Simmons 40 15 6 1 1 1 3 5 7/17 1/5 0/0 1 5 22 0
E. Payton 39 6 5 6 2 1 4 3 3/11 0/5 0/0 2 3 22 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Fournier 40 27 4 1 2 0 2 4 12/21 2/3 1/3 0 4 33 +8
A. Gordon 45 24 15 2 0 1 2 4 9/15 0/4 6/9 5 10 42 +15
N. Vucevic 39 22 16 4 2 4 2 3 9/19 2/7 2/2 5 11 50 +12
J. Simmons 40 15 6 1 1 1 3 5 7/17 1/5 0/0 1 5 22 0
E. Payton 39 6 5 6 2 1 4 3 3/11 0/5 0/0 2 3 22 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Augustin 21 9 1 2 0 0 2 2 3/6 1/2 2/2 0 1 12 +3
A. Afflalo 12 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 2/3 0/1 0/0 0 2 6 -2
B. Biyombo 13 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 1/2 0/0 1/2 0 2 6 -8
M. Speights 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +2
S. Mack 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 2 -4
W. Iwundu 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 -8
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hezonja - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Payne - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Birch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Isaac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 260 110 52 17 9 7 16 23 46/98 6/28 12/18 13 39 196 +20