Magic look for three in a row tonight vs ATL
Hopefully, the Magic coaching staff payed close attention to the film of last week's loss to the Hawks, so that they will be able to make the proper adjustments that they couldn't make during last Sunday's loss. Joe Johnson, who went off for 40 pts last week against the Magic, must be kept under control. He has scored just 46 pts during their 3 game losing streak, so he will be really anxious to break out. Former Magic C ZaZa Pachulia went wild on the boards last week with 18 rebs against the Magic, including a bunch of offensive boards. He must be kept under control also by the Magic bigs.
A good sign for the Magic: they have won 10 of their last 11 home games against the Hawks. I expect the proper adjustments to be made by BHill tonight, as the Magic should win easily to make up for the two previous heartbreaking losses to ATL in the final seconds. The oddsmakers agree, and have made the Magic 7 pt favorites against the Hawks (www.pinnaclesports.com).