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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks

2013 November 26
by Andrew Melnick


*6:36 Update* Tobias Harris is now a late scratch from the starting lineup after feeling soreness in his just recovered left ankle. Victor Oladipo is expected to start in his place, with Afflalo at the 3. :sigh:

*6:15 Update* Tobias Harris will start at Small Forward and Glen Davis will start at Power Forward. Moe Harkless had started the previous 13 games at the 3 but has struggled to contribute. With Harris and Davis both finally back from injury, the Magic can now run pick and rolls with any combination of the starters.

The Orlando Magic will try to get back on the right track when they travel to Atlanta to take on the team that absolutely owns them, the Hawks.

The Magic have fallen to 4-9 while the Hawks are 8-6.

The Magic rank 20th in offensive rating (102.4), 17th in defensive rating (105.3) and play at the league’s 11th-fastest pace (95.8). The Hawks are 12th in offensive rating (105.2) ninth in defensive rating (102.5) and play at the league’s 10th-fastest pace (95.8).

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 Bill Kennedy, Eric Dalen and Eric Lewis.



The Line: Atlanta – 7.0 (199.5)


Atlanta Hawks

Al Horford
Paul Millsap
DeMarre Carroll
Kyle Korver
Jeff Teague

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Glen Davis
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo
Jameer Nelson


  • Glen Davis returned the Magic Saturday while Tobias Harris made his season debut Sunday.
  • The Magic went small again on Sunday taking Maxiell out and starting Victor Oladipo. Don’t expect them to play like that with Millsap at power forward for the Hawks.

Hawks Resources:

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

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