ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks have claimed home-court advantage in their first-round series with Orlando.
Now, they've got to show it's really an edge.
The Hawks won just 24 games at Philips Arena during the regular season, and there were plenty of blowouts among the 17 losses. New York (23-18) was the only playoff team to win fewer home games.
Atlanta center Al Horford remembers an electric atmosphere in 2008 when the Hawks won all three games at Philips against heavily favored Boston. He's hoping for a repeat in Game 3 Friday night.
The Hawks return home with the series tied at one game apiece after taking the opener in Orlando. The team is promoting a "Dwight-Out" — encouraging all fans to wear white in hopes of rattling Magic star Dwight Howard.