Magic vs. Hawks Score: Dwight Howard Keeping Orlando In Game As Third Ends

Dwight Howard started to get going in the third quarter and the Orlando Magic got back into the game.

Howard scored 13 of his 18 points in the third frame as the Magic closed the gap, but the Atlanta Hawks will go into the fourth quarter with a 66-61 lead in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series at Philips Arena on Sunday.

Jamal Crawford posted 20 points and Al Horford and Kirk Hinrich had 12 each for Atlanta, which shot 50-percent (28-for-56) through three frames.

If the Magic come back in this one, they will have to thank Howard and former Hawks-killer Gilbert Arenas. “Agent Zero,” who sat for Game 3 on Friday night here, has 11 points through the first 36 minutes. They will also stage a comeback without much of a perimeter game. Orlando has connected on just 1-of-18 from behind the arc in this one.

For more on the Magic, visit Orlando Pinstriped Post. For more on the Hawks, visit Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation Atlanta.

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