Atlanta Hawks stars take control then watch reserves finish off Orlando Magic
Paul Millsap and the Hawks thoroughly outplay the Magic. AP

PAUL Millsap scored 21 points before sitting it out the last quarter and Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with 21 points as the Atlanta Hawks dominated the Orlando Magic, 113-86, on Saturday in Atlanta (Sunday, Manila time).

Atlanta started strong, making 13 of its first 16 field goals and was up 65-39 halftime lead and held a double-digit advantage up to the buzzer.

Hawks starters Millsap, Dennis Schroder and Dwight Howard sat out the fourth quarter. Schroder had 17 points and 10 assists.

Hardaway Jr. started for the injured Thabo Sefolosha who missed his fourth straight game with a groin injury.

Aaron Gordon led Orlando with 16 points and Elfrid Payton was the only Magic starter to score in double figures with 10.

The Hawks (30-21) have won three of its last four games and has a season-best nine games over the .500 mark.


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