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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Magic Penny Leads Orlando to Win

ORLANDO, Florida -- Penny Hardaway scored seven of his 21 points in the last three minutes as the Orlando Magic beat the Portland Trailblazers 95-84 to snap a five-game losing streak in its debut under interim coach Richie Adubato.


Adubato replaced Brian Hill, who was fired Tuesday in a move the players engineered with complaints about the way he handled the team during a disappointing 24-25 start.


Hardaway's points down the stretch finished a 13-2 surge Wednesday that put the game away after Orlando's Rony Seikaly was ejected for arguing a no-foul call with 5:24 to go.


Horace Grant had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, while Rasheed Wallace had 20 points for the Blazers.


Hornets 123, Suns 115. In Charlotte, North Carolina, Glen Rice had 36 points and the Charlotte Hornets held Phoenix to 6-of-22 shooting in the fourth quarter.


Anthony Mason added 19 points, and Vlade Divac had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who made 13 of 17 field-goal attempts in the final quarter to win.


Rice was 11 of 24 from the field, including six of eight from 3-point range. The Hornets, the NBA's top 3-point shooting team, tied a club record by making 14 from long range.


Kevin Johnson had 25 points and 14 assists to lead the Suns.


Pistons 100, Bullets 85. In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Lindsey Hunter scored 25 points and Grant Hill added 24 as the Detroit Pistons won their fourth straight.


Juwan Howard scored 25 points for the Bullets, who are 2-3 since Bernie Bickerstaff became coach.


Joe Dumars scored five points as the Pistons opened the second quarter with a 9-2 run, taking a 35-27 lead they would never yield.


Hawks 100, Pacers 87. Dikembe Mutombo had 17 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as Atlanta rebounded from its worst loss of the season with a 100-87 victory over Indiana.


Mookie Blaylock had 19 points and Christian Laettner added 16 for Atlanta, which lost to Houston 127-98 Monday. The Hawks have won 21 of their last 22 home games.


Reggie Miller scored 19 points for Indiana, but was only 5-of-17 from the field. Antonio Davis added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who have lost four of their last five.


Raptors 125, Spurs 92. In San Antonio, Texas, Damon Stoudamaire scored 21 points and the Toronto Raptors made a team-record 15 3-pointers to beat the San Antonio Spurs.


Dominique Wilkins and Carl Herrera each scored 17 points for the injured-riddled Spurs, who dressed eight players.


Walt Williams had 19 for Toronto despite hitting only 4-of-14 shots from the field.


Toronto Raptors coach Darrell Walker was fined $7,500 Wednesday for slamming the ball to the court at the end of his club's 105-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)