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Hawks Vs. Magic Final Score: Without Dwight Howard, Orlando Crushed 109-81

The Orlando Magic battled with the Atlanta Hawks for some playoff positioning, but without All-Star center Dwight Howard it wasn't much of a battle. The Magic were getting blown out at halftime and the gap in scoring was maintained through the second half of the game as the Hawks cruised to a 109-81 victory.

Without Howard in the lineup, the Magic struggled to score on offense and to slow down the Hawks big men defensively. Glen Davis and Von Wafer led the Magic in scoring with 16 points each, with Jason Richardson being the next leading scorer with just nine points.

For the Hawks, it was an easy game spreading the points around. Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, and Marvin Williams each scored 16 points for Atlanta while Jannero Pargo led the way in scoring with 17 points. The Hawks were able to get a lot of contribution from the bench, including both Jerry Stackhouse and Tracy McGrady picking up 11 points.

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.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.