Commentary

Hawks' issues lie deeper than Howard

Atlanta's best shot at containing Orlando is taking on Superman one-on-one

Updated: May 6, 2010, 3:00 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider
Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesDwight Howard had his way with Al Horford in Game 1, but the Hawks have other concerns.

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.