The probable starting lineup for ATL:
G... Mike Bibby (12,7 ppg, 5.6 asts)
G... Joe Johnson (21.0 ppg, 5.4 asts)
F... Marvin Williams (15.3 ppg, 5.8 rebs)
F... Josh Smith (17.2 ppg, 8.0 rebs)
C... Al Horford (9.7 ppg, 9.9 rebs)
Top reserves: Josh Childress (11.8 ppg); Salim Stoudamire (5.3 ppg); Zaza Pachulia (4.9 ppg); Acie Law (4.6 ppg);
ATL is averaging 95.9 ppg and allowing 98.7 ppg; the Magic are averaging 104.4 ppg while allowing 100.2 ppg.
ATL is the only Eastern Conference team the Magic have not beaten this season, as they lost the first game the two teams played in ORL 98-97 back in DEC. ATL has beaten the Magic three games in a row, and 4 out of the last 5 games. The Hawks are just holding on to the eighth spot in the East, just 1/2 game ahead of NJ and 1 1/2 games ahead of CHI. The game means a lot more to ATL than the Magic, but the Magic will want to do much better than the disappointing effort they gave while losing to GS SAT. Magic are 9 1/2 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).