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NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Orlando



(Friday, March 28th)

Final Score: Orlando 110, Charlotte 105 (OT)

Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Arron Afflalo drilled a game-tying 3-pointer late in regulation and Jameer Nelson netted five points in overtime, as the Orlando Magic came from behind to beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 110-105, on Friday at Amway Center.

Orlando trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half and didn't take its first lead until Nikola Vucevic knocked down back-to-back buckets for a 91-89 edge with 4:46 remaining.

The Magic's lead was one, 94-93, with 1:12 left before Josh McRoberts and Kemba Walker each found the bottom of the net around a Vucevic miss to give Charlotte a 97-94 lead with 14.6 ticks to play in regulation.

However, Afflalo answered with a triple from the top of the key and Walker missed a right elbow jumper as the final horn sounded to force overtime.

"All you've got to do is do what we're supposed to do right there and the game ends. That was it," Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said of his team allowing Afflalo to get free. "We have to make one play that you make time after time and we didn't make the play."

In overtime, Walker hit a hook shot with 2:41 left for a 101-99 lead, but Nelson drilled a trey at the other end to give Orlando the lead for good, as the Magic held the Bobcats to just one field goal the rest of the way.

Vucevic posted 24 points and a season-high 23 rebounds, while Afflalo finished with 17 points for the Magic, who have won two straight on the heels of a nine-game slide.

"Tonight was an impressive win for us after kind of a lackluster start," Afflalo said. "I do think it's important that these last nine games or so that we build some momentum, build some better habits just in case the core group of guys are back (next year)."

Walker and McRoberts each scored 24 points to pace the Bobcats, who have lost four of their last six games. Despite the recent rough patch, Charlotte still occupies the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings, three games ahead of eighth-place Atlanta.

Charlotte had its way in the first half, shooting 20-of-42 from the floor, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range, while scoring 11 points off 12 Orlando turnovers en route to a 50-41 halftime lead.

Orlando chipped away at the deficit early in the third, as Kyle O'Quinn's reverse layup pulled the Magic within 57-56 with just under eight minutes left in the period.

However, McRoberts responded with back-to-back triples to help the Bobcats take an 81-74 lead into the fourth.

Walker opened the fourth with a jumper to extend Charlotte's lead, but Orlando answered with a 10-2 run, capped by E'Twaun Moore's running jumper that brought the Magic within 85-84 with 8:16 left in regulation.

Game Notes

The win was Orlando's 1,000th regular-season victory ... Nelson, who had missed Orlando's last four games with a knee injury, scored 11 points and handed out eight assists ... The Bobcats fell to 22-5 when scoring 100 or more points ... Orlando improved to 17-18 at home ... Tobias Harris had 15 points and seven rebounds for Orlando ... Charlotte's Al Jefferson supplied 20 points and eight boards in the loss.

03/28 23:28:10 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
 
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
 
Final
ORL 88
PHI 96
 
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
 
3rd
MIN 68
IND 73
 
3rd
OKC 79
NOP 74
 
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
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
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
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
 
2nd
KSU 52
NDST 52
 
2nd
WASU 68
SJST 43
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
1st OT
DET 1
COL 1
 
1st OT
EDM 5
DAL 5
 
2nd
BOS 2
BUF 2
 
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
2nd
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
1st
ARI 0
SEA 0