Everything You Need to Know - Hawks vs. Magic - November 26, 2009

Orlando 93, Atlanta 76 | November 26, 2009 | Philips Arena
  • The Atlanta Hawks were limited to 76 total points tonight, and the Orlando Magic reversed a 12-point halftime deficit to win, 93-76, before a nationally-televised audience and sellout crowd at Philips Arena.
  • The Hawks dropped their first game of the season at home and their second straight overall, and are now 11-4 on the season, a half-game behind Orlando, who is now 12-4.
  • Atlanta's output was the fewest points scored since a January 26, 2009 game at Miami when the Hawks totaled 79.
  • It was a tale of two halves, as the Hawks connected on 52% in the first, 26% in the second. The Hawks also failed to get to the free throw line, attempting only seven (making only 3), while Orlando got there 20 times (converting 13).
  • Atlanta finished at 39 percent shooting for the game.
  • Joe Johnson scored 22 for the Hawks, while Dwight Howard matched that to go along with 17 boards.
  • Atlanta travels to Philadelphia Friday night to take on the Sixers (7:30 pm, 790 AM, FSSO HD).

Marvin Williams



Honorable Mentions
Josh Smith - 13 points, 13 rebounds

- Tale of Two Halves. Joe Johnson's basket to open the second half gave the Hawks a 53-39 lead and Atlanta seemed to be cruising toward a huge win. Then the wheels fell off. 24 percent shooting (10 of 42) the rest of the way led to just 25 second half points, 10 points lower than Atlanta's previous low for points in a half this season.

- The Hawks established their lead at halftime thanks to a 16-3 run to end the second quarter. The spurt was fueled by sharp shooting from Bibby and Johnson and a thunderous dunk from Horford (see play of the night above).

- Too Much Dwight. After a pedestrian first half (6 pts, 7 reb), Dwight Howard dominated the second half (16 pts, 10 reb). On the defensive end he made the Hawks settle for perimeter jump shots. He held Al Horford to just two points and nine rebounds (seven of the rebounds were in the first half).

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