Game Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic finally were easily dispatched by the Brooklyn Nets 101-90 Tuesday night. The Atlanta Hawks were last in action Monday when they took down the Miami Heat 121-114.
These two teams have met three times 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. They met again on December 29 in Orlando and the Magic came away with a 109-102 win.
The Magic have fallen to 11-31 while the Hawks are 21-19.
The Magic rank 26th in offensive rating (98.2), 18th in defensive rating (104.1) and play at the league’s 17th-fastest pace (96.07). The Hawks are 12th in offensive rating (104.o), 13th in defensive rating (102.8) and play at the league’s 12th-fastest pace (97.02).
Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida is scheduled for 7:00 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 Monty McCutchen, Haywoode Workman and Gary Zielinski.
The Line: Atlanta – 5.0 (201.5)
- Nikola Vucevic has remained sidelined with a concussion.
- Al Horford is out for the season (right pectoral surgery) and John Jenkins is out indefinitely (strained back/leg).
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