Hawks post win against Magic

ATLANTA — Al Horford scored 15 points and Lou Williams added 14 to lead the Atlanta Hawks past the Orlando Magic 82-72 on Monday night.


Zaza Pachulia pulled down 10 rebounds in a reserve role for Atlanta, which has won two in a row and three of four.

Glen Davis was the only player to score in double figures with 11 points for the Magic, who have lost back-to-back and seven of eight.

Josh Smith, Atlanta’s leading scorer following Joe Johnson’s off-season trade to Brooklyn, ended the first half 0 for 5 from the field and 0 for 2 on free throw attempts before finishing the game with a season-low six points.

Jameer Nelson, E’Twaun Moore, Josh McRoberts and Maurice Harkless each scored eight points and Nikola Vucevic had 13 rebounds for the Magic.

Ivan Johnson and Jeff Teague had nine points apiece, while Devin Harris and Pachulia each scored eight for Atlanta.


In Memphis, Tenn., Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and Denver ended the Grizzlies’ win streak at eight games.

JaVale McGee provided a second-half lift and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Kenneth Faried added 13 points and grabbed 13 boards to help Denver outrebound Memphis 47-33.

Rudy Gay scored 22 points, Marc Gasol added 16 and Zach Randolph had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis.


In Washington, there were boos early and at the end for the winless Wizards, who dropped to a franchise-worst 0-9 with a loss to Indiana.

David West scored 13 of his season-best 30 points in the fourth quarter for the Pacers, and Roy Hibbert broke out of a slump with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Still without point guard John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, and starting center Nene, the Wizards are the only team in the NBA without a victory. They started 0-8 a year ago, the club’s previous worst opening to a season.


In Charlotte, N.C., Ramon Sessions scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws with 4.2 seconds left to seal Charlotte’s win.

Monta Ellis scored 31 points for the Bucks.

Kemba Walker and Byron Mullens each scored 19 points for the Bobcats.


Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:20

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