April 10, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (14) talks with Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy (right) on the sidelines against the Washington Wizards in the second half at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 93-85. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
The Orlando Magic and the Atlanta Hawks will meet up in Orlando on Friday night where they will tussle for position in the Eastern Conference Playoff race.
The Orlando Magic are coming off a loss to the Washington Wizards this week, but they play a game on Friday that has a lot more meaning. They'll face the Atlanta Hawks in Orlando, the game starts at 7 pm and can be seen on FS Florida.
As of Friday morning, the Hawks and the Magic are tied for the fifth spot in the Playoffs with a 34-24 record. Whichever team finishes in the fifth spot will have the opportunity to compete with the Boston Celtics for home court advantage in the first round. The loser will likely have to face the Indiana Pacers in the first round.
We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the day on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this game and all things Orlando Magic basketball, please head over to Orlando Pinstriped Post. For a view from the other bench, please check out Peachtree Hoops, SB Nation's Atlanta Hawks blog. As always, you can head over to the SB Nation NBA hub page for more on this and every NBA game.