Orlando 107, Charlotte 98

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #20 Leroy Richardson, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 16217

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 29 27 25 26 107
Charlotte 21 27 29 21 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 10-13 5-6 5-7 W2
Charlotte 7-16 5-10 2-6 L11

Recap

Magic 107, Bobcats 98: Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis scored 20 points apiece as visiting Orlando handed Charlotte its 11th straight defeat.

Afflalo went 8-for-14 from the field, and his turnaround jumper with 3:51 remaining gave the Magic the lead for good after Charlotte briefly claimed a one-point edge. Jameer Nelson added 16 points and J.J. Redick chipped in 14 for Orlando, which closed out the win by outscoring the Bobcats 13-5 in the final 3:51.

Kemba Walker had a career-high 32 points for Charlotte, which has not won in three weeks. Walker scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, and his layup put the Bobcats ahead 93-92 with 4:08 remaining.

Gerald Henderson had 16 and reserve Ramon Sessions contributed 14 points for Charlotte.

Orlando was up 60--49 early in the third but allowed the Bobcats to go on an 18-6 run, capped by Jeffery Taylor's 3-pointer that gave the Bobcats a 67-66 lead with 5:17 left. Orlando quickly regained the lead and took a 81-77 edge into the fourth, but allowed Charlotte to hang around and could never get the lead above six until the final minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Afflalo turned his ankle with 3:27 remaining in the fourth quarter after his right leg got caught up with Davis, but he came right back into the contest. ... Henderson returned to the starting lineup for Charlotte and took over for the rookie Taylor, who had started the previous 20 games. ... The Magic were 5-for-17 from 3-point range, though they missed nine straight at one point.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Charlotte
Arron Afflalo 20 Scoring Kemba Walker 32
Jameer Nelson 6 Assists Kemba Walker 7
Nikola Vucevic 13 Rebounds Bismack Biyombo 9
Glen Davis 6 Free Throws Made Kemba Walker 8
E'Twaun Moore 1 Steals Gerald Henderson 2
Moe Harkless 4 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 107 54.4 5-17 16-19 25 43 8 1 14
Charlotte 98 46.2 4-12 22-29 18 31 7 4 11

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Magic have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .429 after a loss.