Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tonight's Game: Magic @ Hawks

Magic (46-25) vs. Hawks (29-39)

Philips Arena
7 PM

Probable Lineups:
Howard C Horford
Lewis PF Smith
Turkoglu SF Williams
Evans SG Johnson
Nelson PG Bibby

Yea! Tonight we get to play another team that gives us fits.

Horford had 20 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists on Wednesday against New Jersey.

Atlanta really needs tonight's game as New Jersey is biting on thier heels for the 8th and final playoff spot. The Nets are only 1/2 a game back from the Hawks, for that spot.

Our starters should be well rested since Dwight only played 23 minutes and the rest of the starters all played less than 30 minutes, except Rashard who played 33.

The Magic (46-25) opened the season with a franchise-record seven consecutive road wins, and currently have the league’s second-best road record at 23-12. Orlando, which has won six of its last eight away from Amway Arena, needs one more road victory to set a new club mark. The 1995-96 team went 23-18 away from Orlando - the only time it’s ever finished with a winning road record.

This will be Orlando’s first trip this season to Philips Arena, where it hasn’t won since Nov. 26, 2004. After this game, the Magic have five road games remaining, including another trip to Atlanta on April 15.

This year's team is leading the NBA with 672 3-pointers made which shattered the franchise record of 622 set by the 1995-96 team. They also have attempted 1,753 shots from the arc, besting the previous the club best of 1,662 by the 1996-97 team. The Magic still have 11 games remaining this season.

Dwight Howard had 62 double-doubles last season and currently has the same number right now, still with 11 games left.

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