Who: Orlando Magic (19-27) at Atlanta Hawks (14-31)
When: Monday at 3 p.m. EST
Where: State Farm Arena - Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBATV
Line: Even, Over/Under 221
Injuries: Orlando - Aaron Gordon (out - back); Atlanta - Kent Bazemore (out - ankle), Miles Plumlee (out - knee), Dewayne Dedmon (probable - ankle), Alex Len (probable - Achillies)
Storyline: The Magic, facing the Hawks for the first of four times over their final 36 games, must solve their recent defensive issues and earn a much-needed win to help stay in the playoff hunt.
|Pace: 105.5 (1st)||Pace: 98.2 (26th)|
|ORtg: 104.0 (29th)||ORtg: 105.1 (26th)|
|DRtg: 111.2 (23rd)||DRtg: 109.1 (15th)|
|PG - Trae Young||PG - D.J. Augustin|
|SG - Kevin Huerter||SG - Evan Fournier|
|SF - DeAndre Bembry||F - Jonathan Isaac|
|F - John Collins||PF - Jonathon Simmons|
|C - Dewayne Dedmon||C - Nikola Vucevic|
Check out our preview of Monday’s Magic/Hawks game here.
For some pregame reading material, check out Aaron Goldstone’s story on why the Magic shouldn’t give up on their playoff goals (yet).
For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends over at the Hawks community Peachtree Hoops.
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