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NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Charlotte



(Wednesday, December 11th)

Final Score: Orlando 92, Charlotte 83

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jameer Nelson scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a key 3-pointer late, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday.

Glen Davis also scored 17 with 12 rebounds and Arron Afflalo had 16 points for the Magic, who salvaged a 1-5 road trip with their first win since Nov. 27.

"It would have been easy to let go of this game and want to just get home," Nelson said of wrapping up the road trip. "But you've got to show resolve and be resilient and we did that."

It was just Orlando's second win in 12 road games this season. Nikola Vucevic didn't score after halftime but finished with a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds.

The Bobcats had a two-game winning streak snapped to finish a three-game homestand and haven't won three straight since the end of last season.

Gerald Henderson scored 12 points to lead Charlotte and Al Jefferson had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

"Our readiness to start the game was poor," said Bobcats coach Steve Clifford. "And at the end of the game they did a good job, and we got outworked on the glass."

Victor Oladipo scored eight of his 10 points for the Magic in the third quarter, including six in a row to push a one-point halftime lead to seven. The Bobcats tied the score but never took the lead and Davis' 3 in the last seconds gave Orlando a 67-62 edge going into the fourth.

The Magic went 7-for-11 on 3s in the second half after missing all eight of their tries in the first half.

They clung to a four-point lead before Nelson knocked down a long 3 from the top of the key to make it 86-79 with 1:06 remaining. Nelson kept the lead at seven points the next trip down the court on a driving layup and the Magic held on.

Earlier, the teams combined to go 14-of-45 in the first quarter, leading to an 18-16 Bobcats edge.

Charlotte led by as many as six in the second quarter and had a 42-41 lead after Cody Zeller's dunk in the final seconds, but Davis hit a 19-foot jumper from the left corner at the buzzer to give Orlando a one-point halftime lead.

Vucevic had a double-double in the first half for the Magic with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Neither side shot better than 38 percent overall.

Game Notes

Orlando snapped a three-game losing streak to Charlotte and improved to 16-5 in the last 21 games in the series ... The Magic play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday in their first home game since Nov. 29 ... The Bobcats are on the road vs. the Indiana Pacers on Friday.

12/11 23:57:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
CAR 17
CLE 13
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
1st
TOR 26
NYK 17
 
4:30pm Today
CLE
MEM
6:00pm Tonight
MIA
BOS
6:00pm Tonight
BRK
DET
6:00pm Tonight
SAC
LAL
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ORL
PHI
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WAS
PHO
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
IND
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OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
2nd
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
2nd
UNT 58
CREI 55
 
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
 
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
 
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
2nd
HART 70
FIU 60
 
2nd
VALPO 63
GOSHEN 43
 
Half
LIP 32
PEAY 24
 
2nd
DEN 12
BRY 22
 
2nd
MONT 37
SD 33
 
Half
MTST 36
TENST 23
 
1st
SAMF 24
LAMON 23
 
1st
SCAR 19
COKR 13
 
4:00pm Today
HAMP
NARZ
 
4:00pm Today
SDU
SDCHR
 
4:00pm Today
BC
USC
4:30pm Today
NICST
TROY
 
4:30pm Today
BRAD
UCI
 
6:00pm Tonight
UGA
SHU
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ALA
APP
7:00pm Tonight
KSU
NDST
 
7:00pm Tonight
WASU
SJST
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UTEP
ALCOR
 
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SEAT
SACST
 
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DET
COL
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EDM
DAL
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BOS
BUF
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NYR
CAR
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CHI
TOR
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WIN
PHI
4th
NOS 14
ATL 23
 
4th
HOU 25
BAL 7
 
4th
CAR 17
CLE 13
 
4th
CHI 14
DET 20
 
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
 
4th
PIT 20
KAN 12
 
4th
MIA 28
MIN 28
 
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
 
4:05pm Today
STL
NYG
4:25pm Today
OAK
BUF
4:25pm Today
DAL
IND
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA