BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Hedo Turkoglu scored 21 points on 8-of-9
shooting, and Dwight Howard had 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead
the Orlando Magic to a 109-88 preseason victory over the Atlanta
Hawks at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Arena on Thursday
The Magic (4-1) outscored Atlanta 33-17 in the second quarter to
take a 58-36 lead. Howard scored six points in a 14-1 run over a
5-minute span midway through the quarter.
Turkoglu, who missed the first three preseason games with
flu-like symptoms, scored seven points but committed three fouls in
only 7 minutes in the first half. He fouled out in the third
Carlos Arroyo had 16 points and seven assists for Orlando, which
outrebounded Atlanta 45-31 and held the Hawks to 41.9 percent
shooting from the field.
The game was the second between the teams in the past three
days. Atlanta beat the Magic 100-96 on Tuesday in Orlando.
Orlando's Tony Battie played for the first time this preseason
after missing the previous four games with a sore right knee. He
finished with eight points and four rebounds.