Re: 2011 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Magic vs Hawks
Hawks are a very unpredictable team. They don't look like a solid team with players enjoying playing together and they seriously lack a good playmaker.
Orlando is known to struggle defending any good or even average PGs but in this case it wont be much of a problem.
The weird thing is that Atlanta have already beaten the New Magic twice. The last time they played, Colins did a fine job defending Howard. I don't think it's likely to happen again though. The key to the series is how Hedo is going to perform. I think he is doing allright lately and will lead the team well if he is given the ball. Magic looks way better when he designs and executes the plays.
Magic won't struggle against those loose and inconsistent teams. Hawks on the other hand may win one game or two but that's about it.
My prediction: Magic: 4 - 1