The Orlando Magic conclude their first roadtrip of the 2012/13 season Monday when they visit the Atlanta Hawks. Tipoff is set for 7:30 PM on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market and on NBA TV nationally. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will go live at 5:30 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.
The Hawks, who are rebuilding on the fly after trading Joe Johnson and the nearly $90 million remaining on his contract, stand at 4-4 thanks to solid all-around play from Josh Smith and Al Horford. Free-agent signee Louis Williams is averaging 14.1 points in just 23.6 minutes. Atlanta went 2-2 on its recent road trip, most recently trouncing the Sacramento Kings by 16 points.
The Magic have not beaten the Hawks in Atlanta since eliminating them from Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 10th, 2010. Their last regular-season victory in Atlanta was on Thanksgiving Day, 2009.