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Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga.
Game Four, Atlanta leads 2-1
Time/TV: Sunday 7 p.m./TNT, Sun Sports
Line: Magic by 2
Tickets: $25-$523 on TiqIQ
Playoff Series: Game 1- Hawks 103, Magic 93; Game 2- Magic 88, Hawks 82; Game 3- Hawks 88, Magic 84; Game 4- April 24 in Atlanta; Game 5- April 26 in Orlando
1) Jason Richardson and Zaza Pachulia were both suspended for Game Four after a scuffle toward the end of Game Three. Who gets the advantage from this though is anybody's guess. The series is becoming increasingly chippy.
2) Dwight Howard is leaving the city of Atlanta in a very tough predicament, Steve Hummer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes.
3) At least part of practice was spent working with Hedo Turkoglu to get him to shoot the ball more when he is open, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
4) Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel writes Jason Richardson's absence could be a good thing for Orlando and spark the team and provide balance. Tonight is certainly a night the bench must step up and provide energy.
5) J.J. Redick had some bruises to show off, but Game Four will not be time for pity or to slow down the aggressive, physical play. The Magic have their backs squarely against the wall, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.
6) Stan Van Gundy has not been happy with the perceived amount of flopping the Hawks have done, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. In response, Larry Drew claims the Magic get away with a lot of illegal screens.
7) For Jamal Crawford, momentum is truly the next day's pitcher, Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.
8) Daniel Orton tells Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel that he believes he can fill in as Dwight Howard's backup next season.
9) Sam Gardner of Fox Sports Florida writes Friday's Game Three loss is hardly a reason to panic. Matt Moore of Eye on Basketball agrees with that sentiment. But a loss could break the panic button.
10) Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel believes Game Four is a must-win for Orlando.