The Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks met in the second round of the NBA Playoffs last season, but slippage in the standings by both teams set the stage for an opening round meeting in 2011. The Magic used their sweep of the Hawks a year ago to launch into the Eastern Conference Finals, where they fell to Boston. This year, a date with the Bulls (barring a miracle upset by the Pacers) awaits the winner.
Here's the full series schedule:
Game 1: Sat., April 16 in Orlando, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: Tue., April 19 in Orlando, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3: Fri., April 22 in Atlanta, TBD, ESPN2
Game 4: Sun., April 24 in Atlanta, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5: Tue., April 26 in Orlando, TBD
Game 6: Thu., April 28 in Atlanta, TBD
Game 7: Sat., April 30 in Orlando, TBD, TNT
Be sure to keep tabs on our Magic vs. Hawks preview.