NBA Playoffs: Magic vs. Hawks
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Game 1: Hawks 103, Magic 93
Orlando center Dwight Howard lead both teams in scoring with an astonishing 46 points, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Atlanta’s offense.
Lead by Joe Johnson, who scored 25 points for Atlanta, the Hawks shot 51.3 percent on the night. Jamal Crawford came off the bench to score 23 points, while center Al Horford posted 16 points, forward Josh Smith scored 15 and point guard Kirk Hinrich had 13.
Point guard Jameer Nelson would be the Magic’s only other double-digit scorer. He scored 27 points. The other three starters – shooting guard Jason Richardson, forward Hedo Turkoglu and forward Brandon Bass, combined for 10 points.