Friday , Feb , 03 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks getting on track

(Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks target their first three-game winning
streak of the season this evening when they welcome the Orlando Magic to
Philips Arena.

A win tonight would give Atlanta its first three-game winning streak since
turning the trick from April 9-12, 2004. This season, Atlanta has been
unsuccessful on four previous attempts to win three in a row.

On Wednesday, Joe Johnson recorded his first-ever triple- double with 15
points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, as Atlanta won 102-92 over the Charlotte
Bobcats. Al Harrington scored 19 points, while Zaza Pachulia had 18 for the
Hawks, who matched their win total of last season at 13. Last year Atlanta
didn’t secure win No. 13 until April 17.

Tyronn Lue netted 13 points, and Josh Smith finished with 12 points and 10

Atlanta is 3-3 in its last six games, with Johnson averaging 26.3 points, 6.0
assists and 4.7 rebounds during that stretch.

Johnson’s triple-double was the first by a Hawks player since Bob Sura posted
the same numbers against Boston on April 10, 2004.

The Hawks, who will visit the Wizards on Saturday, are 9-14 in their arena
this season.

Atlanta lost three of four to the Magic last season, but could have the
advantage this evening, as the home team in this series has won 13 of the last
18 meetings.