The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Orlando Magic tonight on the road. This game will conclude the Hawks' three-game road trip. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 13-6, 2-0 in the regular season series with the Magic, and 2-1 on their road trip. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and Devin Harris in the backcourt, DeShawn Stevenson and Josh Smith at the two forward positions, and Al Horford at center. Kyle Korver (back spasms) is listed as day-to-day. He has returned to the team in Orlando. I think the keys to a win tonight for the Hawks are energy and intensity. The Hawks have to come out with as much energy and intensity as they did in wins over the Thunder and Grizzlies. Then, they have to sustain that until the final buzzer sounds. If the Hawks can disregard the Magic's sub-.500 record and come out with that same energy and intensity as they would against the elite teams of the NBA, I think they can secure their eighth-straight win over the division-rival Magic.
Game Time: 7pm E.T.
Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone