Magic win game 5

April 27, 2011, 3:01 am

The entire Orlando area can take a sigh of relief as the Magic took apart the Hawks Tuesday night to extend the series for at least one more game. Jason Richardson led the way with 17 points while J.J. Redick added 14 of his own to help the Orlando Magic stay alive in the playoffs with a 101-76 victory in Orlando. The ironic thing is that center Dwight Howard had his worst game of the series during their most lop-sided victory. Howard battled foul trouble almost from the opening tip and had just one field goal the entire night. He finished with only 8 points and 8 rebounds, but it was the 3 point ball that put them over the top on Tuesday, knocking down 11 of them.

The Magic need to win the next two games to advance in the playoffs to face the Chicago Bulls. Game 6 is Thursday in Atlanta, and Game 7 would take place on Saturday if it is necessary. 


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