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Hawks hang on for road win in Orlando

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On Monday, the Hawks fired on all cylinders at Philips Arena to beat one of the NBA's best teams.

Last night, the Hawks' offense stalled as they barely hung on for a road win against one of the NBA's worst teams.

The Hawks escaped Orlando with a 112-109 victory last night, but not before scaring their fans by blowing a 19-point lead. The Magic, despite the comeback, have now lost 12 of their past 13 games, while the Hawks'road record improved to a dismal 7-13.

Paul Millsap had 24 points, three steals, and five blocks for the Hawks. Jeff Teague had 23 points and three steals. Per Antic finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, and scored the Hawks' final four points from the foul line to give them back the lead and seal the victory.

The Hawks led 82-63 with 4 minutes left in the third quarter. After a TV timeout, Orlando went on a 17-6 run to close out the third quarter and make the contest close once again. Victor Oladipo (24 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds) and Tobias Harris (19 points, 12 rebounds) led the comeback, but in the end it fell just short for Orlando.

The Hawks improved to 22-19, while Orlando fell to 11-32.

Atlanta's next game will be Friday night at Philips Arena against the San Antonio Spurs (32-10). While we can expect the Spurs to be on their game, we won't know until game time which version of the Hawks will show up - Monday's version that knocked off the Heat or Wednesday's version that struggled against the Magic.

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