Tobias Harris’ Leaner Gives Orlando Magic Victory


Dec 13, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic forward

Tobias Harris

(12) shoots a layup over Atlanta Hawks center

Al Horford

(15) and forward

DeMarre Carroll

(5) during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Atlanta Hawks 100-99. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tobias Harris’ price continues to rise.

The restricted free agent to be hit his second game winning shot at the buzzer this season as the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-99.

Harris took an inbounds pass from Evan Fournier with 3.4 seconds left and hit a leaner with DeMarre Carroll guarding him as time expired to snap the Magic’s (10-16) two-game losing streak.

On the previous possession, Kyle Korver hit a three-pointer to give the Hawks (16-7) a 99-98 lead after Harris had missed a free throw.

Harris also hit a game-winner on Nov. 5 when the Magic edged the Philadelphia 76ers 91-89.

Korver hit three free throws with 2:56 to play to give Atlanta a 92-86 lead but Orlando went on an 11-4 run to take a 97-94 lead.

Harris had 20 points while Fournier added 19 points. Nikola Vucevic, who missed the last six games with a back injury, had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jeff Teague had a game high 24 points for the Hawks.

The Magic shot 50 per cent from the floor while the Hawks could only convert 41.7 per cent of the time. Orlando turned the ball over 10 times in the opening quarter, but would only commit five more throughout the rest of the game.

The Magic are in Toronto Monday night.