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Hawks shoot way past Howard-less Magic 109-81

By Kyle Hightower

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 13 2012 7:25 p.m. MDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jannero Pargo hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Marvin Williams each had 16 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 109-81 on Friday night

The Hawks earned their third straight win over the Magic this season and have now won six consecutive regular-season meetings over their division mates.

Atlanta shot 50 percent from the field (40 for 79) for the game, including 14 3-pointers. The Hawks led by 35 at one point.

Glen Davis and Von Wafer each scored 16 points to lead the Magic. Orlando lost its second straight and fell to 1-4 without center Dwight Howard, who sat for the fifth time in seven games with back spasms.

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