Atlanta 82, Orlando 88

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #60 David Guthrie, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 19160

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 22 20 12 28 82
Orlando 16 32 17 23 88

Team Records

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

Recap

Dwight Howard had 33 points and 19 rebounds in his second straight dominant performance to help the Orlando Magic to a 88-82 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday that evened their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Howard was 9-of-12 from the field and made 15-of-19 free throws while playing all 48 minutes as fourth-seeded Orlando tied the series, 1-1. Howard had 46 points and 19 rebounds in the opener won by fifth-seeded Atlanta.

Jamal Crawford scored 25 points and Josh Smith added 17 for the Hawks, who host Game 3 on Friday.

Orlando led 78-66 after Jameer Nelson’s basket with 6:11 left but went more than four minutes without scoring. Atlanta took advantage with 10 consecutive points, pullin within 78-76 on Al Horford’s dunk with 2:14 remaining.

Hedo Turkoglu got the spinning roll on his drive to break the drought with 1:49 left and Jason Richardson followed with a 3-pointer to give the Magic an 83-76 lead with 1:08 to play.

Nelson added 13 points and eight rebounds for Orlando, which won despite shooting just 34.6 percent.

Joe Johnson scored 14 points for Atlanta, which shot 39.5 percent.

Orlando took an 11-point lead into the final quarter with a 10-1 finishing flourish to the third period that was capped by Turkoglu’s 3-pointer with 11 seconds left.

Atlanta led 32-22 early in the second quarter after Crawford’s 3-pointer before Orlando caught fire with a 12-2 run. The Magic ended the half with a 14-3 spurt to take a 48-42 halftime lead.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Orlando
Jamal Crawford 25 Scoring Dwight Howard 33
Joe Johnson 5 Assists Hedo Turkoglu 5
Al Horford 10 Rebounds Dwight Howard 19
Jamal Crawford 6 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 15
Jason Collins 3 Steals Dwight Howard 2
Kirk Hinrich 2 Blocks Dwight Howard 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 82 39.5 7-20 11-17 15 39 7 7 15
Orlando 88 34.6 5-23 29-36 9 52 2 9 16

Upcoming Games

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