Hawks, Magic meet at Philips Arena
(Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic play their first road game of the
2006-07 season, as they visit the Atlanta Hawks this afternoon at Philips
Orlando started the campaign by splitting a pair of games at home. On Friday,
Allen Iverson hit a floating bank shot with 2.2 seconds on the clock to lift
the Philadelphia 76ers over the Magic, 105-103, at TD Waterhouse Centre.
Orlando won its season opener on Wednesday at home over the Chicago Bulls,
Grant Hill finished with a team-high 25 points and Hedo Turkoglu totaled 15
points and nine rebounds in the loss to the Sixers for Orlando. Rising star
Dwight Howard scored 14 and pulled down nine boards, while Jameer Nelson
contributed 14 points and three assists.
After today’s contest, the Magic return home to host Washington on Monday and
Seattle on Wednesday.
Atlanta attempts to record its second straight win. Joe Johnson poured in 30
points and dished out eight assists in Atlanta’s 102-92 victory over the New
York Kincks on Friday in the Hawks home opener at Philips Arena.
Zaza Pachulia added 22 points and seven rebounds in the victory for the Hawks,
who lost their season opener to Philadelphia on Wednesday. Josh Childress
added 12 points and five boards for Atlanta, which shot 47.6 percent from the
The Hawks are scheduled to visit LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on
Tuesday and Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors on Friday.
Last season, the teams split four games. The Magic have lost three straight
after winning their last three at Atlanta.