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Game Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic

2013 December 29

 hawksfan

The Orlando Magic finally snapped their losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons Friday night. The Atlanta Hawks last took the floor Saturday when they defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 118-116 in overtime, their third straight overtime game.

These two teams have met twice this season. The Hawks defeated the Magic 104-94 at home on November 9. The Magic finally were able to upend the Hawks in a 109-92 victory in Atlanta on November 26.

The Magic have fallen to 9-20 while the Hawks are 17-13.

The Magic rank 24th in offensive rating (99.2), 13th in defensive rating (102.4) and play at the league’s 14th-fastest pace (96.97). The Hawks are 10th in offensive rating (104.7), 11th in defensive rating (102.3) and play at the league’s 12th-fastest pace (97.43).

Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida is scheduled for 6:00 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 Zach Zarba, Mark Lindsay and Leroy Richardson.

 nique

The Line: Atlanta – 2.5 (202.5)

Starters:

Atlanta Hawks

Elton Brand
Paul Millsap
DeMarre Carroll
Kyle Korver
Jeff Teague

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Glen Davis
Tobias Harris
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson

 Teague

  • The Hawks lost All-Star Al Horford for the season with a torn pectoral and are also without  John Jenkins (strained back/leg). Cartier Martin (sprained left ankle) and DeMarre Carroll (sprained right thumb) were listed as questionable Saturday. Carroll was held scoreless in 19 minutes while Martin did not play.

Hawks Resources:

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

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