Even without starting guard Joe Johnson, the Atlanta Hawks are having their way with the Orlando Magic and are leading 47-30 at the half. It could be that the Hawks are back at home after a five-game road swing, but they are playing like a different team. The Hawks are being led by Jannero Pargo who has scored 15 points off the bench, and in only 13 minutes. Pargo is six-of-nine from the field and half of those made baskets have come from three-point range. Josh Smith is right there with Pargo with 14 points.
The Hawks have held Dwight Howard to four points on only two-of-three shooting, but he does have seven rebounds and seven blocks. The Hawks defense has held the Magic to 33 percent shooting and has not allowed any Magic player to score in double figures.