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(12-6) vs. (8-12)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Hawks by 5
Tickets: $2-$63 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 82-71 in Atlanta on Nov. 19; Tonight in Orlando; Feb. 13 in Orlando; March 30 in Atlanta
1) December 15 is almost here and that means players will become available for trades. Zach Lowe of Grantland wonders if Jameer Nelson might be one of those players that gain interest.
2) Al Harrington tells Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel he hopes he can play before the All-Star weekend and the trade dealine so he can prove his worth and contribute to this team.
3) Al Horford is playing like an All Star again after making a full recovery from a torn pectoral last season, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes.
4) Grades on the Magic run the gamut. Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post invites you to share your thoughts (I gave them a B). Nate Drexler of MagicBasketball.net analyzes exactly how Orlando has dispelled many of the concerns from the preseason.
5) Josh Smith denies ever asking for a trade out of Altanta, Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida writes.
6) Turnovers played a key part in Atlanta's blowout win over Orlando about a month ago. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes the team know turnovers will be big for this second meeting.
7) Yes, we know. Glen Davis tends to be a black hole on offense, Eddy Rivera of MagicBasketball.net writes.
8) With the Lakers going through a major rough patch, Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel writes Dwight Howard is getting what he asked for with the increased pressure of a big market.
9) Steve Smith tells Chris Vivamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he cannot figure out how Josh Smith has not been an All Star yet.
10) With both the Hawks and the Magic trading away star players this offseason, both have had to change their offense and learn to share the ball to find success, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
11) Anthony Morrow appears set to start tonight for the Hawks and Kyle Korver may play limited minutes as Atlanta closes up this road trip.
12) To no one's surprise, Zaza Pachulia has received a warning for flopping.