- Tom Haberstroh
As everyone showers Dwight Howard with praise following his 21-point, 16-rebound, five-block performance in the Orlando Magic's Game 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks, Stan Van Gundy must be quietly cheering for every new headline. Because Orlando's head coach knows that the brighter the spotlight on Howard -- and the more teams feel they need to zero in on his young center -- the better things will be for the Magic. In fact, they should roll.
The Hawks need to regroup after their humiliating Game 1 loss against the Magic. And while it may seem counterintuitive, Atlanta's best hope might be trusting Al Horford to contain Dwight Howard in the post all by himself.