Magic at Hawks: Orlando hopes to regain winning ways

Kyle Korver - Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

One night after a sloppy loss against Boston, the Magic hit the road to take on the Hawks.

The Orlando Magic take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday to start a brief, two-game roadtrip.

Tipoff between Orlando and Atlanta is set for 7:30 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM in Orlando. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear at 5:30 PM in this StoryStream and on the cover.

Orlando's last time out: For the fourth consecutive time, the Magic limited their opponent to below 40 percent shooting from the floor, but Orlando committed 20 turnovers for 25 Boston Celtics points in Friday's 91-89 loss. Arron Afflalo scored 23 points for the Magic and willed them back into the game in the fourth quarter, but he didn't have nearly enough help as Boston ended the Magic's three-game winning streak.

Atlanta's last time out: The Hawks fell to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night in the Mile High City, 109-107, to drop to 2-3 on the year. Free-agent pickup Paul Millsap stuffed the stat sheet with 29 points, 10 boards, five assists, two steals, and a blocked shot, while Jeff Teague added 14 points and 11 assists. Atlanta allowed 14 three-point baskets, a key factor in its defeat.

More Hawks coverage: Peachtree Hoops

In 2012/13: The Hawks swept the four-game season series from Orlando, winning each game by an average of 14 points. That trend continued the Hawks' recent dominance of the Magic: Atlanta has topped Orlando in the last 10 regular-season meetings, and Orlando hasn't won at Philips Arena since Thanksgiving Day 2009.

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