Originally created 01/07/01

Wright, Mutombo lead Hawks to win



ATLANTA - Lorenzen Wright scored 22 points and Dikembe Mutombo pulled down 24 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks ended a five-game losing streak to the Orlando Magic with an 83-82 victory Saturday night.

Tracy McGrady, who had a game-high 30 points, missed a 16-footer that would have won it at the buzzer. Down the stretch in overtime in a 95-92 loss at New York on Thursday night, McGrady missed three shots and committed an offensive foul on four of the Magic's final five possessions.

Orlando lost its third straight and fell for the fifth time in seven games. Atlanta had lost three of its last four outings.

Darrell Armstrong was 1-for-11 on the night before hitting a 3-pointer to bring the Magic within 80-77 with 1:37 to go. Armstrong then stole the ball on Atlanta's ensuing possession and hit a layup that cut the Hawks' lead to one.

Matt Maloney answered with a 3-pointer that put Atlanta up by four with two seconds left on the shot clock.

The scoring ended on Matt Miller's 3-pointer with 36.1 seconds remaining. The Magic called a 20-second timeout after Dion Glover missed a 3-pointer with 10.1 seconds to go, setting up a play for McGrady to win it.