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Atlanta had lost five of six and eight of 11 overall, but the Hawks took their sixth straight win at Philips Arena over the Magic.
After Howard's three-point play with 1:26 remaining made it 74-71, Green scored a wild runner from the left baseline over Howard's outstretched arm to give the Hawks a 76-71 lead.
Atlanta guard Jeff Teague finished with 13 points, while Magic forwards Hedo Turkoglu and Ryan Anderson combined for 22 points.
NOTES: The Magic were without PG Jameer Nelson, who missed the game with a strained left knee. Chris Duhon, who started in his place, finished with six points, four assists and five fouls. .... Smith had 23 points and 19 rebounds in the Hawks' 89-87 overtime win at Orlando on Feb. 10. ... Atlanta outscored the Magic 25-12 in fast-break points and 38-36 in the paint. ... Orlando reserve F Quentin Richardson scored a team-high five points in the second, but did not return to the game because of a strained left Achilles tendon. ... Atlanta improved to 4-8 this month.
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