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Friday, January 26, 2007

Hawks/Magic preview

The Magic (23-20, 14-8 home, 6th East) will try to continue their home-court dominance over ATL (14-26, 7-15 road, 12th East) FRI night. ATL is coming off an 82-76 win at BOS on WED as Joe Johnson and Josh Smith each scored 21 pts.

ATL is led by G Johnson, averaging 24.7 ppg on 48% shooting; former Magic G Tyronn Lue 13.6 ppg; G/F Josh Childress 13.4 ppg; G/F Smith 13.1 ppg; former Magic F/C ZaZa Pachulia 12 ppg, 6.7 rebs; and F Marvin Williams 12 ppg. ATL is averaging 91.5 ppg, second-worst in the NBA, and allowing 96.8 ppg. The Magic average 93.5 ppg, while allowing 92.8 ppg, 4th best in the NBA. Magic are 21-9 when holding the opposition to less than 100 pts.

The Magic have beaten ATL 5 straight times in ORL, and 13 of the last 14 times at home. The two teams played twice in NOV, with each team winning at home. ATL won 95-82 in ATL, and the Magic won 98-79 in ORL. The Magic are 9 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).


  • At 11:49 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Hopefully the magic will continue their home court dominance over the hawks,with keyon out now for a week or two along with trevor,bsh will have to play jj and keith more,a rotation of trav,jj and keith at the back-up 1-2-3 is what we've been waiting to see anyway,perfect time against a small team like the hawks.

  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    That should open up everything for dwight and darko,with 3pt shooters all around them we can finally make teams pay for doubling.

  • At 6:57 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Not that I would ever wish an injury upon anyone, but now with Dooling out 7-10 days, Bogans will see more playing time, and, hopefully, J.J. Redick. Knowing our coach, though, it's no guarantee that Redick will get off the bench. Let's hope he does.


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