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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks

2013 November 9
by Andrew Melnick


The Orlando Magic suffered a disappointing loss to the Boston Celtics Friday night while the Atlanta Hawks are coming off a tough loss in Denver against the Nuggets.

The Magic rank 17th in offensive rating (102.2), fourth in defensive rating (96.8) and play at the league’s 13th-fastest pace (97.1). The Hawks are sixth in offensive rating (107.1) 25th in defensive rating (107.3) and play at the league’s eighth-fastest pace (98.2).

Tip-off from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is scheduled for 7:30 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.

As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Scott Foster, Kevin Scott and Scott Twardoski.


The Line: Atlanta – 6.5 (199)


Atlanta Hawks

Al Horford
Paul Millsap
DeMarre Carroll
Kyle Korver
Jeff Teague

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Jason Maxiell
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson

  • Tobias Harris continues to be out indefinitely with an ankle injury.
  • Former Magic big man Gustavo Ayon is out for one-to-two months with a strained right rotator cuff.
  • Guard Lou Williams had knee surgery and is out indefinitely.
  • Rookie Dennis Schroeder will return from a one-game suspension.

Hawks Resources:

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Hawks Basketball Blog
Peach tree hoops
Soaring Down South


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