Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 3/30/13
Game time: 7 p.m. TV: FOX Sports Florida (pregame at 6:30 p.m. Despite their recent inconsistency, the Atlanta Hawks are still in contention for a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference and home-court advantage for a first-round playoff series. To make a significant push, the Hawks will likely need to capitalize on a seemingly favorable homestand that begins Saturday night against the lowly Orlando Magic. Atlanta (40-33) has alternated losses and wins in its last eight contests but remains just 2 12 games back of fourth-place Brooklyn in the East. The Hawks would appear to have an opportunity to cut that deficit during a set of four straight home games that features only one opponent in playoff contention. In the opener to that homestand, Atlanta will try to earn its 10th straight win over Orlando (19-54) and its sixth in a row at home. The Hawks blew out the Magic 108-76 in the most recent meeting Feb. 13, as Josh Smith scored 30 and Al Horford added 26, one of his 31 consecut...
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