Atlanta dominates second half to defeat Magic
The Magic were led by Rashard Lewis, who had a nice all-around game with 22 points (8 of 13 field goals), 6 rebounds. Dwight Howard added 17 points (6 of 9 field goals) along with 8 blocks and 5 rebounds. Howard also showed progress at the free throw line, hitting 5 of 6. J.J. Redick led the reserves with 12 points (5 of 8 field goals, 2 of 2 3 pt FGs) in 19 minutes. New shooting guard Mickael Pietrus added 9 points (4 of 9 field goals); new reserve point guard Anthony Johnson scored 8 points along with 6 assists, center Marcin Gortat 8 points, and rookie Courtney Lee 5 points in his NBA debut.
Former Magic shooting guard Maurice Evans impressed with 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting for the Hawks, while Acie Law led the team with 20 points.
The Magic shot well at 49.5%, including 5 of 11 from three point range, but the Hawks' superior depth helped them win the game as their reserves outscored the Magic reserves 67-39.
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