Hawks And Magic Battle In Overtime

(SL) – Another close one between the Hawks and the Magic …a 3-pointer by Mario Hezonja put Orlando up by 1 (101-100) with 15 seconds left. The Hawks pushed the ball getting  PaulMillsap inside resulting in a foul by Orlando. Millsap made 1 to tie it up and missed the 2nd for the lead. Orlando couldn’t score with last possession…Atlanta with 1.3 seconds left called a timeout. Millsap moves it around and hits the bucket but time expired! Going into overtime!DSC_0034But that’s not how it started.  Atlanta got off to a fast start, pressing and driving putting an offensive thorn in Orlando’s side. At one point, the Hawks had a 20 point lead. Atlanta was dominating so much some of the fans packed up and went home early.  Well…they should have stayed around.  Orlando powered back in the 2nd half and by the end of the 4th had a one point lead. But Atlanta refused to fold and Paul Millsap ended up making 1 of 2 at the line tying it up 101-101 and sending the game into overtime.  DSC_0048Overtime would be nothing short of a shooting fest with Orlando and Atlanta trading 3’s. Kyle Korver was hitting everything but Fournier had something to prove as well. The Magic ran the court in overtime and when it was all said and done…Orlando would win yet again after beating Atlanta Sunday by 2. Final Score 117-110. The Hawks have to be in disbelief after letting a 20 point lead slip once again. DSC_0034Final Stats: Alford Horford 27 pts, 6 rebounds and 3 assists Kyle Korver was 4-6 from 3 pt range and 6-8 from the field for 16, Jeff Teague had 21 points while Paul Millsap chipped in 22.

For Orlando: Nikola vucevic led all scorers with 28pts and 13 rebounds, Aaron Gordon also had a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, Elfrid Payton had 20 points, 7 assists and 3 steals.

Much needed All-Star break for the Hawks who will play a Jimmy Butler-less Chicago before heading into the break.







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