.... PG Harris - PF Tolliver - PG Teague - SF Smith - C Horford
John Jenkins______________________*No Injuries Reported*
DeShawn Stevenson__________________________Mike Scott
Kyle Korver______________________________Jannero Pargo
Zaza Pachulia___________________________Anthony Morrow
The Associated Press - February 12, 2013
The Hawks have won six straight against the Magic, a streak which began with the decisive Game 6 of the teams' opening-round playoff series in 2011. Atlanta has won the last eight regular-season meetings, holding Orlando to 79.4 points per game on 38.7 percent shooting.
This time, the Hawks will face a Magic team coming off the end of a 12-game skid, its longest in nine seasons. Orlando allowed a 13-point lead in the third quarter get cut to four early in the fourth Sunday but hung on for a 110-104 home victory over Portland.
"When teams made runs over the last X-amount of games, we kind of shut down a little bit," said Jameer Nelson, who had a career-high 15 assists and 10 points. "Tonight we didn't, we were up and they cut it to three or four. We just kept playing our game."
J.J. Redick led the way with 22 points in his return from a sore right shoulder. Nikola Vucevic had 17 points and 19 rebounds -- his second-highest total over two NBA seasons -- for his Eastern Conference-best 29th double-double.
It was Orlando's third victory in 26 games since its last winning streak, a season-best four-game run Dec. 14-19.
"You always want to see the fruits of your labor and in this business it's wins and losses and it's just good for the guys' psyche overall," coach Jacque Vaughn said. "But we've stayed firm in our approach and guys have been unbelievable throughout this process.
"I think they see their hard work and the lessons that they're learning along the way, they'll add up for us."