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Harris, Oladipo lead Magic over Jazz 98-93

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 22 points and Victor Oladipo had 20 to help the Orlando Magic outlast Utah 98-93 Friday night and send the Jazz to their eighth loss in a row.

Harris made a 3-pointer from the corner and then converted a three-point play on a drive to give the Magic an 88-78 lead with 4:04 to play.

Drives and jumpers from Harris and Oladipo kept the Jazz at bay and gave the Magic just their second win in their last eight games.

Kyle O’Quinn scored 13 points, Ben Gordon had 12, and Channing Frye added 11 points for the Magic, who will close their six-game road swing at Sacramento on Saturday with a chance to go 3-3 on the trip.

Derrick Favors led the Jazz with 21 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high five blocked shots. Enes Kanter had 16 points and Rodney Hood scored 15, but defense was again the problem for the reeling Jazz.

The Magic shot 50 percent against Utah as the Jazz dropped their sixth straight at home.

The Magic posted their largest lead, 65-48, on O’Quinn’s 3-point play early in the third quarter.

The Jazz responded with a 10-0 run that included a hard foul on Burke that sparked the Jazz. O’Quinn hit the Jazz point guard in the head during a drive to the basket and was given a flagrant-1 foul after a video review by the officials. Hood made a 3-pointer to cap the surge and bring Utah within 65-58 midway through the period.

But the Jazz could never get within four points until the final seconds. Gordon Hayward had a key turnover in the final minute and failed to score in double figures (nine points) for only the third time this season.



Magic: Nikola Vucevic, who averages nearly 19 points and 12 rebounds, missed the game due to a back sprain, his third straight DNP. . The Magic had lost six consecutive and 27 of 32 games when Vucevic doesn’t play since the start of 2012-13. . O’Quinn had a season-high 21 points earlier in the long road trip against Golden State and then was ejected for his flagrant-2 foul on Blake Griffin against the Clippers and assessed a $15,000 fine on Thursday by the NBA.

Jazz: Guard Alec Burks missed his second game because of left shoulder inflammation. . The Jazz had won seven games in a row against the Magic, dating back to Nov. 10, 2010. . Steve Novak hit a challenged 3-pointer to draw the Jazz with 95-91 in the final 14 seconds but then missed two free throws two seconds later.


Orlando: Magic at Sacramento on Saturday night

Utah: Jazz at Sacramento on Monday night

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