Credit: USA TODAY SPORTS - Scanpix
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Rookie Franz Wagner scored in double figures for the 27th time in his 32 games, netting 25 points to lead the visiting Orlando Magic to a 104-98 (22-20, 25-17, 23-24, 34-37) win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Player of the Game
B.J.  Johnson
EFF
17
B.J. Johnson
Points 14
Accuracy 6-7
Rebounds 4
Assists 0

It is the first time the Magic have won back-to-back games all season. Orlando broke a five-game losing streak against Atlanta and handed the Hawks their seventh straight home loss.

Both teams were missing players because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The Hawks were without leading scorer Trae Young and leading rebounder Clint Capela, as well as Danilo Gallinari, Kevin Huerter, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, and Lou Williams.

The Magic were minus Mo Bamba, Ignas Brazdeikis, R.J. Hampton, E'Twaun Moore, Mychal Mulder, Terrence Ross, and Moritz Wagner.

Gary Harris added 17 points and Robin Lopez had 10 points and 11 assists for Orlando, and BJ Johnson came off the bench to score a career-high 14.

Atlanta's Cam Reddish scored a career-high 34 points and was 6-for-10 on 3-point shots. John Collins finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds.

Atlanta's Bogdan Bogdanovic played his first game since Nov. 27 because of a severe right ankle sprain and scored six points in 22 minutes.

The absence of offensive regulars was particularly harmful to Atlanta, which scored just 37 points in the first half and had 11 turnovers -- nine of them steals by Orlando -- responsible for 16 points. The Magic led 47-37 at the half.

The Magic retained the momentum by opening the third quarter on a 9-2 run to increase the lead to 17 points at 56-39. The lead reached 20 points after Hassani Gravett nailed a 3-pointer with 6:28 left to make it 63-43, but Atlanta scored 13 straight to cut the lead to seven points. Orlando took a 70-61 lead into the fourth quarter.

Orlando began the fourth quarter with an 8-2 run and never saw its lead fall below eight points until the final 10 seconds of the game.

Both teams play again on Thursday. The Hawks travel to Philadelphia, and Orlando returns home to play New Orleans.

Hawks: Cameron Reddish 34 (5/13 2PT, 6/10 3PT, 6/8 FT, 4 AST, 2 BLK), John Collins 28 (6/12 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 7/8 FT, 12 REB, 2 BLK).

Magic: Franz Wagner 25 (9/18 2PT, 1/6 3PT, 2 BLK), Gary Harris 17 (2/7 3PT, 11/11 FT, 4 AST), B.J. Johnson 14 (4/5 2PT, 2/2 3PT), Chuma Okeke 12 (2/11 3PT, 5 REB, 6 STL), Robin Lopez 10 (5/9 2PT, 5 REB, 11 AST).

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Atlanta Hawks
Orlando Magic
40%
32/80
Field goals
45%
38/85
58
Rebounds
50
21
Assists
27
4
Steals
11
76%
22/29
Free throws
74%
17/23
39%
12/31
3-pointers
30%
11/37

Best players

Cameron  Reddish
34 PTS
11/23 FG
6/8 FT
Franz  Wagner
25 PTS
10/24 FG
4/5 FT
John  Collins
12 REB
7 DREB
5 OREB
Freddie  Gillespie
8 REB
5 DREB
3 OREB
Lance  Stephenson
5 As
1 TO
23 MIN
Robin  Lopez
11 As
1 TO
31 MIN
John  Collins
29 EFF
50% 2P%
60% 3P%
B.J.  Johnson
17 EFF
80% 2P%
100% 3P%