Atlanta 88, Orlando 85

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #52 Pat Fraher, #73 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 19490

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 17 20 24 24 85
Atlanta 25 21 20 22 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 52-30 29-12 23-18 L2
Atlanta 44-38 24-17 20-21 W2

Recap


Jamal Crawford scored 25 points and Joe Johnson added 20 as the Atlanta Hawks took a 3-1 series lead with an 88-85 victory over the visiting Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Orlando had a chance to force overtime but Hedo Turkoglu missed a last-second 3-point shot.

Al Horford had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Kirk Hinrich added 14 points for the fifth-seeded Hawks, who can wrap up the series Tuesday when the teams meet in Orlando.

Dwight Howard had 29 points and 17 rebounds and Gilbert Arenas scored 20 points for the fourth-seeded Magic, who were just 2-of-23 from 3-point range.

Josh Smith’s basket with 4:45 left gave Atlanta a 78-76 lead and the Hawks never trailed after that. Johnson’s 10-footer gave Atlanta a seven-point lead with 1:39 remaining.

Orlando rattled off six straight with Arenas’ layup cutting its deficit to 84-83 with 22.2 seconds left. Johnson hit four consecutive free throws – Howard scored between Johnson’s two trips to the line – as Atlanta took an 3-point lead with 10.5 seconds to go.

Atlanta took the lead at the outset and led by as many as 16 points in the first half. Orlando finally caught the Hawks when Arenas nailed a 3-pointer to tie the score at 68 with 10:15 remaining.

Howard scored 24 points in the second half.

Orlando’s Jason Richardson and Atlanta’s Zaza Pachulia sat out after being suspended following their skirmish in Game 3.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Atlanta
Dwight Howard 29 Scoring Jamal Crawford 25
Jameer Nelson 6 Assists Jamal Crawford 6
Dwight Howard 17 Rebounds Al Horford 12
Dwight Howard 11 Free Throws Made Joe Johnson 7
Ryan Anderson 2 Steals Hilton Armstrong 2
Dwight Howard 2 Blocks Josh Smith 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 85 39.2 2-23 21-29 11 42 3 8 13
Atlanta 88 46.7 6-15 12-20 21 44 4 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • 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.
  • 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.
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