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Orlando vs. Atlanta: 10 Reasons the Magic Will Clip the Hawks' Wings in the 2011
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To me, the most alluring match up of the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs is the match up between the fourth seeded Orlando Magic and the fifth seeded Atlanta Hawks.

Naturally, the match-up between the four and the five seed in the NBA Playoffs should be the most enticing to watch, at least theoretically speaking because you would expect the teams to be evenly matched. For this reason, four-five match-up can typically produce for some nail-biting games and some dramatic series in the Playoffs.

Adding fuel to the fire of this series, the Magic and the Hawks are division rivals, and Atlanta bested the Magic by capturing three victories in their four regular season meetings and Orlando will be looking for revenge.  

Also, last season, the Magic decided to do a bit of spring cleaning in last years playoffs as they picked up the brooms and swept the Hawks in the second round, after sweeping Charlotte in the first. The Hawks will want to redeem themselves in this years playoffs by avoiding another sweep at the hands of the Magic.

Despite the fact that the Hawks have gotten the best of Orlando during the regular season, I believe the playoffs will be different story. One of pure Magic.  

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