Korver came into the game having made just four of his last 16 attempts from three-point range over his last three games. He was held scoreless at the half but some good ball movement from Atlanta got him some open looks and he quickly found a rhythm. Korver knocked down 6-of-7 three-point attempts in the second half including one with 43.6 seconds remaining to put Atlanta in front for good with 43.6 seconds remaining.
Al Horford came up with a steal on Orlando's next possession and the Hawks worked the clock down before missing giving the Magic one final chance with 9.3 remaining. Some good Atlanta defense prevented a final shot attempt enabling Atlanta to escape with their third straight win.
Turnovers proved costly again for Atlanta who finished with 20 for the game. Atlanta turned it over eight times in the first quarter and trailed 29-25 at the end of one. The Hawks buckled down defensively in the second holding the Magic to just 26 percent shooting and didn't turn the ball over once to zoom in front 52-42.
Orlando came out hot in the third quarter outscoring Atlanta 36-25 to take a one-point lead into the fourth. Again turnovers were the major culprit for the Hawks as they committed nine in the third quarter alone leading to 12 points for the Magic. The Hawks once again found their poise in the fourth turning the ball over just three times setting up Korver's heroics late.
Korver finished with a team-high 19 points to go along with five assists. Mike Scott equaled a season-high with 15 points off the bench with eight coming during a 14-0 run in the second quarter. Al Horford and Jeff Teague finished with 14 points each while Paul Millsap logged a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic led all scorers with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Evan Fournier added 17 for the Magic in the loss.
Atlanta improves to 17-12 on the season and moves the Hawks into a tie for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks are right back at it on Monday when they return home to open a three-game home stand against the Portland Trail Blazers at Philips Arena.