Arron Afflalo received treatment on his left ankle on Saturday

After he rolled his left ankle during the third quarter of Friday night's 109-92 win over the Detroit Pistons, swingman Arron Afflalo was expected to receive treatment on his ankle during the Orlando Magic's practice Saturday.

It's unclear whether Afflalo will play when the Magic host the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.

Afflalo continued to play after he suffered the injury, although coach Jacque Vaughn briefly took him out of the game so he could be checked by athletic trainer Keon Weise.

Afflalo indicated after the win that his ankle injury wasn't serious.

He wound up playing almost five minutes in the fourth quarter, and he only came out of the game when it became obvious that the Magic were going to win.

"Ankles, in particular, are one of those things that if you can fight through it, you go ahead and play, because if you sit down, then it gets stiff a little bit," Afflalo said. "It felt a little stiff trying to come back in the fourth quarter, so I didn't want to do anything crazy, especially because I thought we had the game in hand."

Afflalo played masterfully against the Pistons, dominating his matchup against rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Afflalo scored 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field.

Moore news
Guard E'Twaun Moore was scheduled to do some work in practice Saturday after he missed three consecutive games because of a bruised right thigh.

It's unclear whether he'll play against the Hawks.

Missing Horford
The Hawks suffered a significant injury Thursday, when two-time All-Star big man Al Horford tore his right pectoral muscle during a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

At the time of his injury, Horford was leading Atlanta in scoring (18.6 points per game) and rebounding (8.4 boards per game).

Vaughn planned to spend at least part of Saturday night watching the Hawks' game against the Charlotte Bobcats on television to see what adjustments the Hawks will make during Horford's absence.

"He's been really good for them, really playing at a high level," Vaughn said. "So, I'm interested to take an assessment of how they look without him."

Evolving role
Vaughn has altered the role of rookie Victor Oladipo recently.

As the team continues to test Oladipo at point guard, Vaughn has started to play Oladipo more and more often without another ball-handler in the lineup.

"He's deserved the right by continuing to want more and grow," Vaughn said. "I've always said we'll continue to challenge guys and their games. This is, at the present moment, the next step for him."

Oladipo played one of his best games in the win over the Pistons.

In almost 37 minutes, he scored 16 points, dished out 11 assists and turned the ball over just once.

"I'm just going to keep working hard," Oladipo said. "Some days it's going to work. Some days it's not going to work. I'm just trying to keep an even keel throughout the whole thing and just continue to keep working hard.

"I was just being patient, really, just keeping my head up coming off ball screens and just reading what the defense was giving me. I was just playing with a great pace, and now I've just got to be consistent with it." Read his blog at and follow him on Twitter at @JoshuaBRobbins.

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