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Hawks-Magic Game Thread


Feb. 7, 2016, 1 p.m., Amway Center


Hawks (30-22, 13-14 road)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip)

Inactives: Splitter, Justin Holiday

Magic (21-28, 13-12 home)

Elfrid Payton

Victor Oladipo

Evan Fournier

Aaron Gordon

Nikola Vucevic

Injury report: Out - C.J. Watson (sore left calf), Tobias Harris (sore left ankle)

Inactives: Watson, Harris

Officials: Derrick Stafford, Justin Van Duyne, Scott Wall

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 102-96 home win over the Pacers Friday. The Hawks have won three straight and averaged 112.7 points and allowed 93.0 points. … The Hawks are 8-0 this season with Al Horford scored 20 or more points. … The Hawks have won four straight against the Magic, including both games this season. … The Hawks are second in the NBA in forced turnovers (16.8) and points off turnovers (19.3).

From the Magic

The Magic are coming off a 107-93 home loss to the Clippers Friday. The Magic have lost three straight and 15 of the past 17 games. … Mario Hezonja and Payton will participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and Gordon will take part in the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend. … The Magic are 6-10 in their 16 games decided by five points or less. … Vucevic led (or tied) the team in scoring 18 times, in rebounding 21 times and in assists five times.

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Chris Vivlamore has been a reporter and editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2003.