Magic send Hawks to brink

Magic send Hawks to brink

Dwight Howard dropped 21 points and hauled down 16 boards for a double-double in leading the Orlando Magic to a 105-75 victory Saturday and a commanding 3-0 lead over the Atlanta Hawks in their Eastern Conference semifinal.

The Magic covered the 2.5-point spread, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 193.5 set by oddsmakers.

Rashard Lewis chipped in with 22 points for the Magic. Jamal Crawford netted 22 points in a losing effort for the Hawks.