Hawks vs. Magic Preview
The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Orlando Magic tonight on the road at the Amway Center. This will be the third of four meetings between these two teams this regular season. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 29-22 on the season and 3-0 in the regular season series with the Magic. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and Devin Harris in the backcourt, Anthony Tolliver and Josh Smith at the two forward positions, and Al Horford at center. Louis Williams (torn ACL, right knee) is listed as out. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is to control the tempo. The Magic like to get into a halfcourt set and score inside. The Hawks need to get out on the break and make this an up-tempo game. If the Hawks can avoid the Magic getting being effective a halfcourt set by disrupting the offense and force turnovers so that they can get out on the break, I think they can get a W tonight in Orlando in their final game before the All-Star break.
Game Time: 7pm E.T. TV: SPSO Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone