Atlanta 103, Orlando 93

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #48 Scott Foster, #10 Ron Garretson
Attendance - 19108

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 17 38 30 18 103
Orlando 19 29 23 22 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 44-38 24-17 20-21 W1
Orlando 52-30 29-12 23-18 L1

Recap


Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Jamal Crawford tallied 23 and the Atlanta Hawks collectively overcame Dwight Howard’s dominating performance to post a 103-93 victory over the host Orlando Magic in Saturday’s opening game of the first-round playoff series.

Al Horford added 16 points, Josh Smith had 15 and Kirk Hinrich 13 as the Hawks looked nothing like the squad that limped into the playoffs with six straight losses, nor the one that was swept out of last year's playoffs by Orlando in four routs.

Howard tied a Magic franchise playoff record with 46 points and also grabbed 19 rebounds. Howard set a franchise playoff record with 31 first-half points -- eight off the NBA playoff mark of 39 in a half set by Golden State's Eric "Sleepy" Floyd in 1987. Jameer Nelson scored 26 of his 27 points in the second half, but it wasn't enough to rally the Magic.

Game 2 is Tuesday in Orlando.

Atlanta used a 17-1 run to open a 71-54 lead just past the midway point of the third quarter. Smith had seven points during the run.

Nelson kept Orlando in range by scoring 15 consecutive Magic points and finished with a franchise-record 20 in the quarter that ended with Atlanta leading 85-71. The Hawks’ biggest lead was 18 in the final quarter.

Atlanta made 14 of 18 second-quarter shots and finished on an 18-9 run to take a 55-48 halftime lead despite Howard’s 11-of-16 shooting.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Orlando
Joe Johnson 25 Scoring Dwight Howard 46
Jamal Crawford 5 Assists Hedo Turkoglu 5
Josh Smith 8 Rebounds Dwight Howard 19
Joe Johnson 7 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 14
Josh Smith 2 Steals Gilbert Arenas 1
Jamal Crawford 1 Blocks Dwight Howard 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 103 51.4 6-14 21-29 19 29 1 8 10
Orlando 93 45.3 6-22 19-30 15 40 3 3 18

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Magic have a W/L % of .635 after a win and .633 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Hawks have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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