Atlanta opened the game with a 19-6 run and lead the Orlando Magic 46-34 at halftime. The Hawks held the Magic scoreless for nearly the first five minutes of the game. Orlando was able to get things together and made a run cutting the lead all the way to six points. However, Atlanta closed the half with a 14-4 run to go back up 12 at the half.
Josh Smith leads all scorers with 10 points and added four rebounds and two blocks. Al Horford has eight points, eight rebounds and three assists while Jeff Teague has seven points and two assists. Anthony Morrow made his first start for the Hawks and has four. Kyle Korver saw his first action in five games and knocked down a pair of threes for six points.
J.J. Redick leads the Magic with eight points while Arron Afflalo has seven. Atlanta hit 47 percent of their shots in the first half while holding the Magic to 34 percent shooting.