Steve Francis added 16 points and eight assists for the Magic,
who played without Grant Hill. The All-Star forward has a lower
abdominal strain and is expected to miss another week.
Howard had 18 in the first half as the Magic led by as many as
Atlanta rallied behind Al Harrington, who led the Hawks with 33
points. The Hawks took a 90-87 lead with 7:08 left in the game
before the Magic put their front line players back in for the
stretch run. Hedo Turkoglu's 3-pointer with 50 seconds left gave
the Magic a 102-98 lead and DeShawn Stevenson followed with two
free throws to secure the victory.