Re: 2011 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Magic vs Hawks
I'd say Magic take this one, but Hawks can definitely do it. Horford can stretch the floor and keep Howard out of the paint, while the multiple offensive threats of Atlanta can keep working it in, because we all know Howard is almost the entire Orlando defense. Jason Collins did a decent job on Dwight last time these teams met, and if he can keep it up, Dwight may be fairly quiet. Don't double team Dwight, because it'll leave shooters open, which is Orlando's greatest offensive threat. And if Dwight gets in foul trouble, then the Magic really are done, even if he doesn't foul out. A tentative defender is a poor one. The way the Hawks have been playing all season, however, as well as the perennial lack of home-town support, probably means that Orlando will embarrass Atlanta again.