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Game 58: Magic at Hawks GameThread

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The Magic look to overcome a 17-42 Hawks team that has already beaten them twice this season

NBA: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (25-32) at Atlanta Hawks (17-42)

When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Where: State Farm Arena - Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Fox Sports Florida

Line: Magic -2.5, O/U 229

Injuries: Orlando - Jonathan Isaac (out), Al-Farouq Aminu (out); Atlanta - Dewayne Dedmon (probable), De’Andre Hunter (probable), Clint Capela (out), DeAndre’ Bembry (out), Skal Labissiere (out)

Storyline: Having one of the easiest remaining schedules in the league won’t mean much if you don’t win the games you are expected to win. To beat a Hawks team that has already defeated Orlando in two of three meetings this season, the Magic will have to play much more more like the team we saw in the second half against the Nets on Monday (63% shooting), rather than the first half (35% shooting). Orlando is favored against a Hawks team that has the third worst defensive rating in the league (114.0) but has gone 6-1 over their last seven home games.

For some pregame reading material, check out how the Magic fared in the latest editions of NBA Power Rankings.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends at the Hawks community Peachtree Hoops.

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