``Arron is a guy who can get it going. He’s our top scorer and we get him the ball for a reason,’’ said Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, who had eight points and five assists. ``My job, especially in the second half when Arron had it going, was to get him the ball. Actually one of my coaches told me, `Find a way to get Arron going.’ So I just tried to find a way. And he did a good job of getting open.’’

Afflalo came out of Wednesday’s game averaging 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists a game – all career-high numbers. He’s also shooting an eye-popping 52 percent from the 3-point line – another career high.

Afflalo and Vaughn had a conversation over the summer about him taking better shots and lowering his turnovers this season, and Afflalo is now playing the most efficient basketball of his seven-year career.

``He’s been great in his approach,’’ Vaughn said. ``Arron really studies the game and he watches film. He sees the results when he is efficient. And he’s competitive, so there’s always an urge to continue to want more. And his teammates believe in him. And he’s able to play defense, something that has been a staple in his career, because he’s been efficient on offense for us.’’



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