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Orlando vs Atlanta Recap - Hawks Win 84-81

Orlando was victimized for 23 points and 10 rebounds by Joe Johnson as the Hawks defeated the Magic 84-81 in NBA action on Thursday.

Atlanta won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 179.5.

Jamal Crawford had 19 points for Atlanta and Kirk Hinrich chipped in with 11 points. Al Horford had 6 assists for the Hawks, while Al Horford was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

The Magic got a 25-point performance from Dwight Howard, who was supported by 15 points from Hedo Turkoglu. Jameer Nelson had 6 assists in a losing cause for Orlando, while Dwight Howard grabbed 15 rebounds.

Atlanta led at halftime, 42-36.

The rebound battle favored Atlanta as they grabbed 38 boards, while Orlando only had 31.