ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 25 (AP)
-- Grant Hill
sprained his surgically repaired left ankle, and Tracy McGrady
scored 22 points in his return from a back injury to lead the Orlando Magic over the Atlanta Hawks, 111-107, in the final exhibition game for both teams Thursday night.
"I'll be fine," said Hill, who doesn't expect to miss any action. "I'm an expert now on lower extremities, and according to my expertise, I'll be OK."
Hill, who missed all but four games last season, appeared to injure his ankle while battling for a loose ball midway through the third quarter. He landed solidly, but paused for a moment before jogging downcourt.
Hill was replaced moments later, finishing with eight points, five rebounds and four assists.
The initial diagnosis said Hill had a slight sprain to the ankle and mid-foot, although X-rays were negative. He is listed as day-to-day.
McGrady, who missed four games after straining his lower back in a loss to the Hawks on Oct. 14, had seven assists and four rebounds.
Pat Garrity added 19 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, for the Magic (4-4).
Atlanta (4-4) was led by Shareef Abdur-Rahim's 26 points. Jason Terry scored 25 points, while Nazr Mohammed had 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Orlando Center Andrew DeClercq also sprained his left ankle in the third quarter.
Atlanta was without Theo Ratliff (strained tendon in right hip) and Alan Henderson (right knee inflammation). Chris Crawford returned after missing three games with a sprained thumb and scored 10 his 12 points in the final period.