Magic Wands: at Hawks 3/30

Atlanta, Ga.
(47-27) vs. (42-32)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun Sports
Line: Magic by 2.5
Season Series: Won 93-89 in Orlando on Nov. 8; Lost 80-74 in Orlando on Dec. 6; Lost 91-81 in Atlanta on Dec. 20; Tonight in Atlanta
Tickets: $10-$425 on TiqIQ

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TOR FTR
Orlando 92 107.9 102.0 52.3 25.9 14.2 32.8
Atlanta 89 106.4 106.4 50.3 23.5 13.4 26.7

Video Vault:


1) Jameer Nelson will be back in the lineup tonight after going through shootaround this morning, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Chris Duhon is out though and Quentin Richardson did not participate in shootaroundt his morning as planned.


2) Dwight Howard and several of the other McDonald’s All-Americans from 2004, 16 of which are now in the NBA, took some time to reminisce about their time together preparing for the high school all-star game.


3) Stan Van Gundy does not consider tonight’s game a statement game despite the fact the Magic are likely to face the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs. It is really difficult to figure out what is wrong with Atlanta, but the team is going in the wrong direction.


4) Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel wonders if Orlando needs to sign another guard to alleviate some of the injury problems the team has had in recent weeks.


5) The NBA upheld the technical foul assessed to Dwight Howard on Monday. He has 17 and is one away from a one-game suspension.


6) The Hawks are feeling more confident taking on the Magic after taking two of the three matchups so far. Also, Orlando had another travel adventure on its way out of New York.


7) Sekou Smith of’s Hang Time Blog learns a little more about Zaza Pachulia’s style.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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