Atlanta 84, Orlando 81

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #55 Bill Kennedy, #38 Michael Smith, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 19282

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 18 18 19 26 81
Atlanta 23 19 20 22 84

Team Records

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

Recap

Joe Johnson had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Jamal Crawford scored 19 points as the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 84-81 victory over the visiting Orlando Magic on Thursday.

Josh Smith blocked Jason Richardson’s last-second 3-point attempt as fifth-seeded Atlanta won the first-round series in six games. The Hawks move on to face the top-seeded Chicago Bulls.

Fourth-seeded Orlando had two chances to tie in the final seconds. J.J. Redick missed a wide-open 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left before Smith blocked Richardson’s last-gasp shot.

Dwight Howard had 25 points and 15 rebounds for Orlando, which failed to advance past the first round for the first time since 2007.

The Magic were within 82-81 with 34.3 seconds left after back-to-back layups by Jameer Nelson. Atlanta's Marvin Williams missed a 3-pointer, byut the Hawks rebounded and Crawford hit two free throws with 8.2 seconds left to give Atlanta a three-point lead.

The Magic trailed 76-66 with 7:01 to play before rolling off eight straight points, pulling within two on Ryan Anderson’s 3-pointer with 4:41 remaining.

The Hawks hit four consecutive 3-pointers to start the final quarter – two by Crawford and one each by Johnson and Williams – to open a 74-64 lead with 7:47 remaining.

Hedo Turkoglu scored 15 points for Orlando, which was outrebounded, 38-31.

Winning the series was sweet revenge for the Hawks, who were swept by the Magic in the second round last season by a record 101 points.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Atlanta
Dwight Howard 25 Scoring Joe Johnson 23
Jameer Nelson 6 Assists Al Horford 6
Dwight Howard 15 Rebounds Al Horford 12
Dwight Howard 9 Free Throws Made Jamal Crawford 4
Hedo Turkoglu 4 Steals Kirk Hinrich 3
Dwight Howard 3 Blocks Josh Smith 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 81 43.3 5-19 18-22 14 31 7 8 14
Atlanta 84 39.2 8-22 14-15 18 38 4 8 16
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