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Game 47: Magic vs. Hawks GameThread

The Magic, looking to snap a three-game losing streak and remain in the playoff hunt, get their first look at Trae Young

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Atlanta Orlando
Pace: 105.5 (1st) Pace: 98.2 (26th)
ORtg: 104.0 (29th) ORtg: 105.1 (26th)
DRtg: 111.2 (23rd) DRtg: 109.1 (15th)
Projected Starters:
Atlanta Orlando
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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