NBA Playoffs 2011: Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks Game 3 Live Blog

Aaron MContributor IIIApril 22, 2011

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 19:  Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks drives to the baskest as Brandon Bass #30 of the Orlando Magic defends during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2011 at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Hawks take on the Orlando Magic in game three of this even series.

The Hawks got the job done thus far, taking one of two on the road and they will want to take the series lead here at home for Game 3. The Orlando Magic, led by Dwight Howard who is having an immaculate series will need to get others involved.

The Magic shot a strikingly poor 34 percent from the field in Game 2 but were a force on the glass, collecting 52 rebounds. The Hawks will need to crash the boards and limit everyone else not named Dwight Howard. 

The plan here will be similar to Game 1 for the Hawks, let Dwight Howard control the game but alienate everyone else on his team. He did have 46 points in a losing effort.

The Magic will want to drastically improve their shooting from beyond the arc, they went 5-23 in Game 2 and will need to drain more attempts if they want to take the series lead.

This series is wide open and this is a significant game for both teams.

This promises to be a great game.

Join me shortly as we are just minutes away from tip-off. My name is Aaron and I'll be your live-blogger on this fine evening.