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Magic vs. Hawks: Game preview, tipoff time, TV schedule and more

Then Magic return home to take on the Hawks Wednesday night

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

The Orlando Magic will return home after a successful west coast trip (3-2) to take on the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night. The Magic improved their record to 8-12 during the trip. The Hawks, despite trading Joe Johnson this offseason, are off to an excellent start, posting a 12-6 record. The Hawks were last in action Wednesday when they fell to the Heat in Miami 101-92.

The Hawks, who had won nine out of 10 before being taken down by the Heat Wednesday, are led by forward Josh Smith, who is averaging 17.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game this season. Former Florida Gator big man Al Horford is averaging 16.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game while former 76ers guard and Atlanta-native Lou Williams is averaging 14.0 points per game off of the bench.

Starters:

Atlanta Hawks

  • Al Horford
  • Josh Smith
  • DeShawn Stevenson
  • Devin Harris
  • Jeff Teague

Orlando Magic

  • Nikola Vucevic
  • Glen Davis
  • Maurice Harkless
  • Arron Afflalo
  • Jameer Nelson

The Line: Atlanta - 4.0

Game time: 7:00 pm EST

TV: Fox Sports Florida

For more on this game, check out Orlando Pinstriped Post, Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation Atlanta.

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