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THE FACTS: It took a while for the Hawks to get their legs, but once they did, they had little trouble taking off and taking care of the Orlando Magic.

Al Horford had a game-high 15 points and Lou Williams came off the bench to add 14 more, as the Hawks overcame a sluggish start and a season-low 38.2 percent shooting to beat the Magic, 81-72, Monday night at Philips Arena.

The win was the Hawks’ seventh straight in regular-season play over the Magic and their fifth straight at Philips Arena.

The game was tight for the first two and a half quarters, with Atlanta leading, 23-21, after a first quarter that saw four ties and 10 lead changes, and by four at the half. But in the third quarter, the Hawks broke things open, as Horford scored five straight points to open a seven-point lead. They then they…

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