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          === Orlando works its magic in comeback win over Hornets ===
 
 New  Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Arron Afflalo scored a game-high 26 points
 and  provided  the go-ahead bucket  in the final  minute, as the Orlando Magic
 pulled out a 105-102 comeback win over the New Orleans Hornets.
 
 Jameer  Nelson,  who had missed  the previous six games  due to a knee injury,
 chipped  in 15  points  and seven  assists, while  Tobias  Harris and  Maurice
 Harkless added 15 and 13 points, respectively, in the win.
 
 Orlando  trailed by 17  in the third quarter and was down by nine late  in the
 fourth before rallying to end a three-game skid.
 
 Anthony  Davis returned  from a  two-game absence  and totaled  17 points,  15
 rebounds  and four  blocks for the Hornets,  who have lost three of four. Eric
 Gordon  and Greivis  Vasquez  each  netted 17  points,  but  Vasquez missed  a
 potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
 
 "Defensively,  that  was about as  poor as  I've seen us  all year long in the
 second  half,"  said Hornets head coach  Monty Williams, whose club gave up 69
 points after the break.
 
 Consecutive  3-pointers from  Vasquez and Ryan Anderson had the Hornets on top
 by a 97-88 score with 3:30 remaining, but the Magic responded with an 11-1 run
 to go in front.
 
 After a Vasquez bucket, Afflalo drained a turnaround and added two free throws
 for  a  103-100 Orlando advantage with  18.8 seconds remaining. A Davis tip-in
 made  it a one-point game, but two Magic free throws pushed the margin back to
 three.
 
 Vasquez  was hounded  by Nelson at the  top of the key with time winding down,
 and his try missed wildly to the left to seal the outcome.
 
 "It  was  great to see the  guys feel it and  get rewarded for their effort of
 consistent  play,"  Magic head coach  Jacque Vaughn said.  "We get down 17 and
 still plug away and play each possession.  That was great to see from multiple
 people."
 
 The  Hornets held  a 23-20 lead heading  into the second quarter and went into
 halftime with a 46-36 cushion.
 
 The  difference reached  its apex after Anderson and Gordon connected on back-
 to-back 3-pointers for a 61-44 lead four minutes into the third.
 
 The  Magic  didn't go away, scoring  22 of the  next 27 points to even things,
 though they still trailed 76-70 entering the fourth quarter.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Davis  had been sidelined with a sprained left shoulder ... Anderson, acquired
 by the Hornets from the Magic via a sign-and-trade in the offseason, scored 13
 points  ...  Orlando had  14 more points  in the paint  (54-40) and eight more
 fastbreak  points (17-9)  ... The  Magic had  lost their  previous five  games
 against  the Hornets and earned their first win in the Big Easy since Nov. 19,
 2007.
 
 
 03/04 23:42:36 ET