DAL comes to TDW to visit the Magic
Dirk Nowitski, having another super year, is averaging 26.4 ppg and 8.8 rebs. Five other players average in double figures; Jason Terry (17.2 ppg), Josh Howard (15.5 ppg), Jerry Stackhouse (13.1 ppg), Marquis Daniels (10.4 ppg), and Devin Harris (10 ppg). Keith Van Horn (9 ppg) also contributes. Former Magic G Darrell Armstrong has played in 53 games, averaging 1.9 ppg. As a team, DAL averages 99.2 ppg, while allowing 93 ppg.
DAL has won 5 of its last 6 games over the Magic, including an OT win in December. A key stat: DAL is only 6-12 this season when allowing 100+ pts. During the Magic's current 6 game home-winning streak, they are averaging 103.7 pts and shooting 53.6% from the field. They need to keep that pace up tonight for the chance at the upset. DAL is a 4 1/2 pt favorite (www.pinnaclesports.com).