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Dorsey has 19 points as Hawks hold off Magic, 94-88

ATLANTA (AP) When Atlanta's Isaiah Taylor made a free throw to complete a three-point play less than three minutes into the game, no one could have known it would be the Hawks' only visit to the line.

The Hawks didn't attempt another free throw the remainder of the game, and that reflected Orlando's indifference on defense.

Tyler Dorsey scored a career-high 19 points, including back-to-back baskets after Orlando trimmed Atlanta's lead to five points late in the game, and the Hawks beat the Magic 94-88 on Sunday in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's worst records.

With its third straight loss, Orlando (22-54) moved closer to Atlanta (22-55) at the bottom of the East. Both teams trail Phoenix in the race for the league's worst record.

The Magic defended as if intent on grabbing that last-place spot in the conference from the Hawks - and better odds for the top pick in the NBA draft.

''We didn't guard the whole night,'' Orlando coach Frank Vogel said.

''We don't want to put the other team on the free-throw line, but there were several plays around the rim we could have made them earn it on the free-throw line and we didn't.''

Orlando sometimes didn't defend on the perimeter as well, including late in the game.

Shelvin Mack hit two free throws with 2:16 remaining to cut Atlanta's lead to 89-84. Dorsey answered with a 3-pointer over Mack and added a layup on Atlanta's next possession to stretch the lead back to double digits at 94-84.

''I saw I had a mismatch,'' Dorsey said of his 3-pointer. ''His hands were down and I just let it fly. I work on that shot a lot.''

Dorsey played 22 minutes off the bench.

''When he gets a little bit of confidence, he has different ways of scoring,'' Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. ''He has a knack for scoring. It was great to see that from him.''

Dewayne Dedmon had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead three Atlanta players with double-doubles. Rookie John Collins had 10 points and 11 rebounds and Mike Muscala had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Hawks snapped a five-game losing streak.

D.J. Augustin led Orlando with 20 points, and rookie Jonathan Isaac had a career-high 15.

Orlando made only 34.4 percent of its shots from the field. Center Nikola Vucevic had 10 points on 3-for-19 shooting but led the Magic with 14 rebounds.

The Hawks took a big first-half lead of 15 points and led 56-43 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Magic: Isaac, who made three 3-pointers, scored in double figures for the third time. His previous career high was 11 points at Phoenix on Nov. 10. ... After missing two games with an upper respiratory infection, rookie F Wes Iwundu started and had five points in 28 minutes. ... F Jonathon Simmons (right wrist contusion) missed his sixth straight game.

Hawks: Atlanta claimed a 47-30 advantage in rebounds. ... F DeAndre Bembry had four points in 14 minutes in his return after missing 16 consecutive games with an abdominal strain. Including 18 games missed with a groin/adductor strain injury, Bembry had played only three games since Dec. 22. Bembry played the final three minutes of the first period, launched an air ball on his first shot and then made his next two shots in the half.

RUNNING ON EMPTY

Aaron Gordon, who had 10 points while making 4 of 13 shots from the field, said the Magic abandoned their transition game.

''We have to get out in transition,'' Gordon said. ''It kills 75 percent of our offense if we don't get out in transition. ... It seemed a little out of rhythm out there.''

FREE THROW, ANYONE

Atlanta's one free-throw attempt tied an NBA record for fewest attempts by a team in a game, according to the Hawks. Memphis also went 1 for 1 from the line against Atlanta on Feb. 8, 2014. Cleveland had two attempts against Golden State on Nov. 26, 1994.

UP NEXT

Magic: Visit Knicks on Tuesday.

Hawks: Visit Heat on Tuesday before hosting Miami on Wednesday.

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Key Players
A. Gordon
00 PF
T. Waller-Prince
12 SF
30.2 Min. Per Game 30.2
13.8 Pts. Per Game 13.8
2.4 Ast. Per Game 2.4
4.8 Reb. Per Game 4.8
43.7 Field Goal % 42.0
43.8 Three Point % 42.0
70.6 Free Throw % 83.7
+ 2 Shelvin Mack made driving layup 0:00
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:01
+ 2 D.J. Augustin made running Jump Shot 0:26
  Out of bounds turnover on Isaiah Taylor 0:33
  Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon 0:40
  Shelvin Mack missed floating jump shot 0:43
  Defensive rebound by Jonathan Isaac 0:51
  Tyler Dorsey missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:56
  Defensive rebound by DeWayne Dedmon 1:13
  Jonathan Isaac missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:16
+ 2 Tyler Dorsey made driving layup 1:30
Team Stats
Points 88 94
Field Goals 33-96 (34.4%) 41-85 (48.2%)
3-Pointers 10-36 (27.8%) 11-36 (30.6%)
Free Throws 12-13 (92.3%) 1-1 (100.0%)
Total Rebounds 50 58
Offensive 11 5
Defensive 30 47
Team 9 6
Assists 19 33
Steals 8 0
Blocks 6 3
Turnovers 5 14
Fouls 10 15
Technicals 0 0
10 PTS, 14 REB, 3 AST
17 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Magic 22-54 1825212488
home team logo Hawks 22-55 2135132594
Team Stats
away team logo Magic 22-54 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Hawks 22-55 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. Augustin PG 10.2 PPG 2.1 RPG 3.8 APG 45.2 FG%
T. Dorsey SG 7.2 PPG 2.3 RPG 1.4 APG 37.6 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Augustin PG 20 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
T. Dorsey SG 19 PTS 0 REB 2 AST
34.4 FG% 48.2
27.8 3PT FG% 30.6
92.3 FT% 100.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Augustin 36 20 7 3 0 0 0 3 8/14 1/5 3/3 2 5 33 +1
J. Isaac 20 15 4 1 1 0 1 0 5/11 3/6 2/2 0 4 21 +7
N. Vucevic 31 10 14 3 2 3 0 2 3/19 0/3 4/4 2 12 35 +9
A. Gordon 36 10 7 3 1 1 2 1 4/13 2/6 0/0 1 6 23 +1
W. Iwundu 28 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 2/6 1/2 0/0 1 0 11 +7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Augustin 36 20 7 3 0 0 0 3 8/14 1/5 3/3 2 5 33 +1
J. Isaac 20 15 4 1 1 0 1 0 5/11 3/6 2/2 0 4 21 +7
N. Vucevic 31 10 14 3 2 3 0 2 3/19 0/3 4/4 2 12 35 +9
A. Gordon 36 10 7 3 1 1 2 1 4/13 2/6 0/0 1 6 23 +1
W. Iwundu 28 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 2/6 1/2 0/0 1 0 11 +7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Hezonja 27 14 2 0 3 1 1 0 5/12 3/8 1/2 1 1 19 -13
S. Mack 24 8 1 5 0 0 0 0 3/10 0/4 2/2 1 0 19 -13
B. Biyombo 16 6 5 0 0 0 0 1 3/8 0/0 0/0 3 2 11 -15
R. Purvis 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 0 2 -7
K. Birch 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -7
A. Afflalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Speights - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Fournier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Artis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 88 41 19 8 6 5 10 33/96 10/36 12/13 11 30 176 -30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Dedmon 33 17 10 3 0 1 0 2 7/16 3/7 0/0 1 9 34 +1
J. Collins 32 10 11 1 0 2 0 0 5/9 0/3 0/0 0 11 25 +1
I. Taylor 29 9 2 5 0 0 2 2 4/11 0/2 1/1 1 1 19 -5
T. Waller-Prince 26 5 4 8 0 0 4 3 2/6 1/3 0/0 0 4 21 -4
D. Lee 23 4 4 2 0 0 2 0 2/7 0/2 0/0 1 3 10 -13
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Dedmon 33 17 10 3 0 1 0 2 7/16 3/7 0/0 1 9 34 +1
J. Collins 32 10 11 1 0 2 0 0 5/9 0/3 0/0 0 11 25 +1
I. Taylor 29 9 2 5 0 0 2 2 4/11 0/2 1/1 1 1 19 -5
T. Waller-Prince 26 5 4 8 0 0 4 3 2/6 1/3 0/0 0 4 21 -4
D. Lee 23 4 4 2 0 0 2 0 2/7 0/2 0/0 1 3 10 -13
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Dorsey 21 19 0 2 0 0 2 3 8/11 3/5 0/0 0 0 21 +16
M. Muscala 24 13 10 3 0 0 1 0 5/11 3/9 0/0 1 9 28 +11
M. Plumlee 15 8 6 1 0 0 0 1 4/5 0/0 0/0 1 5 16 +5
J. Magette 18 5 2 5 0 0 2 1 2/6 1/4 0/0 0 2 15 +11
D. Bembry 14 4 3 3 0 0 1 3 2/3 0/1 0/0 0 3 12 +7
M. Delaney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Bazemore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Schroder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Cleveland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Morris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 94 52 33 0 3 14 15 41/85 11/36 1/1 5 47 201 +30