The Ball Whisperers

January 4, 2016 – The Atlanta Hawks visited the Orlando Magic, and in the middle of the fourth quarter, Dennis Schroder was at the line to shoot two free throws. After missing the first one, the ball bounced to Serge Ibaka who then decided to have some words with the ball. Afterwards, Dwight Howard had his own version of a ball talk, perhaps to encourage it to go through the rim on the next shot.

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Dwight Howard appears to have gained the upper hand, as Schroder made the second shot. The Atlanta Hawks (19-16) completed the road win over the Orlando Magic (16-21), 111-92.