New Orleans 97, Orlando 94

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #31 Scott Wall, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18846

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 26 23 29 19 97
Orlando 24 29 23 18 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 6-22 3-11 3-11 W1
Orlando 12-16 7-8 5-8 L3

Recap

Hornets 97, Magic 94: Robin Lopez scored a season-high 29 points and Greivis Vasquez added a career-high 27 to go with eight assists and six rebounds as visiting New Orleans snapped an 11-game skid.

Anthony Davis added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Ryan Anderson scored 15 off the bench for the Hornets, who won for the first time in seven road games and snapped a four-game skid against the Magic.

Jameer Nelson scored a season-high 28 points and dished out 10 assists for the Magic, who have lost three straight. Nikola Vucevic added 19 points and Arron Afflalo scored 14. 

The Magic took a 94-93 lead on J.J. Redick's two free throws with 1:34 left, but didn't score the rest of the way. Vasquez made a floater to put the Hornets back in front and knocked down a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left, and Vucevic missed a potential tying 3-pointer on Orlando's final possession.

The Hornets shot 50 percent from the field but were just 2-for-12 from 3-point range. Anderson, who leads the league in made 3-pointers, was just 1-of-5 from beyond the arc against his former teammates.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Magic have lost their past three games by a combined 10 points. … The Hornets won for the first time in nine games since Davis returned from injury. … Orlando has allowed less than 100 points in 12 straight games but is just 6-6 during that stretch. 

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Orlando
Robin Lopez 29 Scoring Jameer Nelson 28
Greivis Vasquez 8 Assists Jameer Nelson 10
Anthony Davis 11 Rebounds Nikola Vucevic 9
Robin Lopez 11 Free Throws Made J.J. Redick 6
Anthony Davis 2 Steals J.J. Redick 2
Robin Lopez 3 Blocks E'Twaun Moore 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 97 50.0 2-12 19-20 19 36 7 5 9
Orlando 94 45.6 11-30 11-13 25 38 5 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Magic have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Hornets have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .227 after a loss.