Slow start for Hawks leaves them down 3-0 to Orlando
ATLANTA (AP) - Excuse the Orlando Magic if they have trouble remembering the last time they lost a game. The Magic has gone more than a month since their last defeat, a 112-100 setback at San Antonio on April 2. Orlando has won 12 straight since then, the last six of those in the playoffs.
After sweeping Charlotte in the opening round, the Magic has a 2-0 lead on the Hawks as the series shifts to Atlanta for the next two games. Game 3 is Saturday. Hawks guard Jamal Crawford says the Magic are a "a team built for a championship." Teammate Joe Johnson says the combination of center Dwight Howard and a deep roster of outside shooters means it will take "a perfect game" to beat Orlando.