The basketball season is not over yet! Prepare to witness the Atlanta Hawks face Orlando Magic tomorrow night, February 26th, at State Farm Arena!
The Atlanta Hawks is part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The Hawks currently own the second-longest drought (behind the Sacramento Kings) of not winning an NBA championship at 60 seasons. The Hawks are one of only four NBA teams that have qualified to play in the NBA playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons in the 21st century. They achieved this feat between 2008 and 2017.
The Orlando Magic competes in the Eastern Conference Southeast Division. As of 2019, the franchise has played in the NBA playoffs for exactly half of its existence (15 playoff appearances in 30 years), and twice went to the NBA Finals, in 1995 and 2009. Orlando has been the second most successful of the four expansion teams brought into the league in 1988 and 1989 in terms of winning percentage, only after the Miami Heat.
The Hawks and the Orlando Magic have an intense rivalry, mostly stemming from playoff competitions and the rising stardom of Dwight Howard and Josh Smith, both from the 2004 NBA draft and who were both raised in Georgia. The teams faced each other in 1996, 2010, and 2011 NBA playoffs. The Magic beat the Hawks in the second round of the 1996 playoffs in five games and swept their 2010 playoff matchup. The Hawks eliminated the Magic 4–2 in the first round of the 2011 playoffs.
This Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks will once again face the Orlando Magic at State Farm Arena. With the NBA’s third-largest center-hung scoreboard and immersive video experience, fan-friendly food pricing and premium restaurant options, Topgolf Swing Suites and celebrity-inspired spaces, State Farm Arena stake its claim as the city’s best sports and live entertainment venue. Don’t miss what promises to be an energy-filled evening when the Hawks face off against Magic! Tickets start at $15.00 and are available for purchase at www.statefarmarena.com.
Sandtown Vista, the premier apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event! So, lace up your shoes and get ready for a local adventure, like no other!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
State Farm Arena
1 State Farm Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30303