Magic try to break long road losing streak at ATL today
Joe Johnson (20.3 ppg) and Al Harrington (19 ppg 6.9 rebs) lead the way for ATL. Former Magic center ZaZa Pachulia is having a good year for the Hawks, averaging 11.5 ppg and 7.9 rebs. Salim Stoudamire (9.8 ppg), Josh Smith (9.8 ppg) and Josh Childress (9.7 ppg) also contribute. Former Magic guard Tyronn Lue is injured with a sprained MCL.
On Feb. 3rd, the Magic suffered one of their toughest losses of the year here when Joe Johnson hit a long jumper with less than a second remaining for a 2 pt Hawks win. Expect DHoward to have a big game, as he is an Atlanta native and averages 19.2 pts and 13.4 rebs in 5 career games against ATL. ATL is a 2 1/2 pt favorite (www.pinnaclesports.com). However, this is a great opportunity for the Magic to win their first road game since late Jan.