Howard shines as Hornets top Magic 104-102

Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja, left, strips the ball away from Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard (12) is fouled by Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo, right, while going up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja reacts after sinking a 3-pointer during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets stopped a four-game slide by topping the Orlando Magic 104-102 on Wednesday night.

Kemba Walker had 20 points for Charlotte on 6-for-19 shooting, and Nicolas Batum added 14 points and seven assists.

Mario Hezonja led Orlando with 21 points and 10 rebounds, but the Magic lost their third straight going into the All-Star break. D.J. Augustin and Marreese Speights had 16 points and Bismack Biyombo finished wiht 11 points and 11 rebounds.

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