Joe Johnson has 16 points and Jamal Crawford added 11 to post the Hawks to a 62-55 lead through three quarters in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series at Philips Arena on Thursday.
Al Horford and Josh Smith netted eight points each for the Hawks, who hold a 34-21 advantage over the Magic on the boards.
The Hawks are getting it done despite getting outshot by Orlando (40-percent to 38-percent) and committing one extra turnover (14 vs. 13).
But once again, the Magic are having all sorts of difficulties finding their perimeter game and may be sunk because of it. Orlando is just 3-for-11 from behind the arc in this one as the Hawks are seemingly taking control.
Dwight Howard has 17 points and Hedo Turkoglu 12 for the Magic, who return home for good with the loss.
The Hawks head to the second round to take on the Chicago Bulls, should they hold on tonight.
This one is getting a little bit chippy late, with Turkoglu and Zaza Pachulia both picking up Flagrant-1 fouls in the third quarter.
Atlanta will need to do a better job crashing the paint and remain physical if they are to hold on in this one. However, all things look good for history to be made at the Highlight Factory.