Despite eight turnovers, the Hawks ended the first quarter trailing the Orlando Magic by just four points. Orlando's defense proved to be troublesome for the Hawks. The Magic's offense didn't make it much easier as the Magic shot 12/19 from the field and 2/4 from three. Elfrid Payton provided 4 steals to ad in those turnovers.
Early in the second quarter, Mike Scott hit back-to-back threes to tie the game at 31 and then, during a subsequent possession, Lamar Patterson lobbed it to Al Horford for the dunk as the Hawks took the lead(9:54). Horford found plenty of open space under the basket and was able to jam another one in, giving the Hawks a four-point lead. Mike Scott with eight off of the bench with eight minutes to go in the 2nd quarter giving the Hawks a six-point lead. Payton ended the Hawks run making it a six-point game after Horford bumped it to eight. The Hawks' defense was able to keep Orlando to 2/10 from the field with less than six minutes left in the first half. Nikola Vucevic scored against Tiago Splitter followed by the Andrew Nicholson three-point play to knock the Hawks' lead down to nine. With Jeff Teague feeling comfortable and driving (and finishing at the rim), zero turnovers, and a couple of Horford dunks to end the quarter, Hawks were up 52-42 at halftime.
Channing Frye opened the second half with a three and the Magic went on a 7-2 run (55-49). A common foul and then a technical foul were called on Frye. Kyle Korver hit a three but then committed a foul on Payton for a three-point play for a Hawks' six point lead. Korver with two threes early on, Jeff Teague with the movement. Evan Fournier knocked down a three and then made it to the line on significant plays. Vucevic posted up against Al and the lead was down to four and then Vucevic cleaned up Fournier's missed layup to make it a two-point game. Turnovers hurting the Hawks gave the Magic some motivation as they took a 5-point lead after Frye's trip to the line and Fournier's jumpshot. Half the quarter gone. Paul Millsap passed to Thabo in the paint who put it up and drew the foul. Hawks were down 2. Then Kent Bazemore with a three-point opportunity (he missed the FT) and the Hawks tied it. Orlando Coach Scott Skiles was called for a technical, Hawks lead bumped to two. Paul Millsap with the impressive slam. The Hawks ended the quarter trailing by 1 after Orlando outscored them 36-25.
Early in the fourth, Mike Scott came through with an aggressive post-up to draw the foul for a three-point attempt. The game would go down to the wire. Lamar found Kyle for the three, resulting in the one-point lead for the Hawks…but only for a moment. Mike Scott hit a baseline jumper and then drew a foul on the other end. His contribution had been spectacular at this point as he had 12 points. Kyle Korver with back-to-back threes would give the Hawks a two-possession lead. Jason Smith was big for Orlando to keep them close as he hit 5/5 of his shots all in the fourth quarter. A Kent Bazemore three put the Hawks up two (5:30). Mike Scott with 15 points to tie his season high. Hawks missed many point-blank shots, some coming up short. They were unable to convert on Orlando's turnovers. Kent tied it up 100-all at the line with 1:52 left in the game. Great defense down the stretch from Al and then a possession that lead to a Kyle Korver three off of the assist from Jeff Teague for the lead with less than a minute left in the game. Hawks pressured the Magic on their last possession and won 103-100 to make that three wins in a row.