The Orlando Magic were getting pounded by the Atlanta Hawks at halftime on the road, but the Magic were able to stage a rally in the second half. The Magic pulled within a single score of the Hawks, but their late rally was all for nought as the Hawks held on to beat the Magic 83-78, besting Orlando for the second time this season. Orlando struggled to slow down Josh Smith, who ended the night with a double-double scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
Orlando couldn't get a lot going in the first half as Dwight Howard ended the night with a double-double, but scoring just 12 points with 12 rebounds and 5 blocks in the loss. J.J. Redick led the Magic in scoring in the loss with 13 points on the night.
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