Doug Benc/Getty ImagesI wish I knew what happened.Those are the exact words used by the Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Woodson after his team's 114-71 drubbing at the hands of the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.Well, Coach Woodson, if you have not been told already, I will tell you what happened.You and your team let the Andrew Bogut-less Milwaukee Bucks take you all they way to a seven-game series, setting yourselves up for exactly what you gota beat down.And not just a beat down, but a performance that seemed Cleveland Browns jersey
like they were auditioning for a spot on Orlando next highlight video.The Hawks only scored a total of 21 points over the second and third quarters. The Magic held the Hawks to just 10 in the second, meanwhile notching 17 unanswered points while on the way to outscoring Atlanta 28-10 in the quarter for a 20-point halftime lead.Dwight Howard played the game first 21 minutes, putting up monster numbers. He had 14 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks. Meanwhile, Woodson took Al Horford out of the game early in the first quarter after he committed a foul. Jason Collins came in for Horford and picked up two fouls in less than 30 seconds.Somehow, the Hawks were only down 25-23 after the first period, even with Josh Smith joining Horford on the bench toward the end of the first. Atlanta may have been trailing by just two points after the first 12 minutes, but the Hawks did not look to have much rhythm to their game. They were just 48 hours removed from their Game Seven win and going up against a team that had an eight-dayDallas Cowboys jersey
rest.The Hawks shot just 34 percent from the field and went 2-of-13 from the three-point line and 13-of-18 from the foul line. They also had more turnovers (15) than assists (12) and got called for 24 fouls. Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson combined to shoot 5-of-22 from the field, and Horford was just 1-of-7. Smith led the Hawks with 14 points.While the Hawks showed some expected fatigue after their series with the Bucks, Orlando didn have any rust while waiting after the series sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats. The Magic shot 52 percent from the floor, 39 percent from the three-point line, and 17-of-24 from the foul line. They did commit 13 turnovers but had 23 assists. Orlando also dominated in the paint, outscoring Atlanta there by a 56-34 margin.At the end of the third quarter, Denver Broncos jersey
Orlando already had a 41-point advantage, leading 85-44. Atlanta had just 44 points after the game first 36 minutes. The rest for the Magic continued with no Orlando player playing more than 29 minutes in the game. Marvin Williams played a game-high 35 minutes, and Joe Johnson 30 minutes played was the most for the Hawks starters.The next game in this Eastern Conference semifinal is Thursday.