Posted December 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Orlando Magic posted disappointing results over the season's first full month but have significantly picked up the pace in December. The slumping Utah Jazz, in contrast, haven't been able to get much going of late. The Magic continue a five-game road trip seeking a season-best third consecutive win Wednesday night against the Jazz, who try to avoid matching their longest skid from 2011-12. Orlando (7-10) managed just 88.5 points per game in dropping 10 of 13 to conclude November but has since found a groove. The Magic - in their first matchup against the former face of the franchise - got the best of Dwight Howard in Sunday's 113-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, then beat Golden State 102-94 one night later. Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis both had 24 points while J.J. Redick scored 22 off the bench for Orlando, which compiled 23 points off the Warriors' 14 turnovers and outscored them 48-36 in the paint. "It was a great win for us. For the most part, I think we played as ...
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