Magic to face red-hot Suns Friday night
PHO is averaging a league-leading 107.8 ppg, and have 7 players averaging in double figures, led by the Western Conference's February player of the month Shawn Marion (22 ppg, 12.4 rebs). Marion leads the league with 44 double-doubles. Steve Nash averages 19.8 ppg and a league-leading 10.9 assists per game. The Magic, meanwhile, average just 92.8 ppg, and are allowing 96.1 ppg.
Orlando stunned PHO 111-102 on Jan. 24th at TDW (remember when things were actually going well?). HTurkoglu scored 30 pts that game to lead the Magic. PHO will be eager to atone for that loss. They are a whopping 14 pt favorite to beat the Magic tonight (www.pinnaclesports.com). The play of Darko and Carlos Arroyo has been a real bright spot amidst all the losses. You can bet BHill will want to slow the pace of this game down, as I doubt he wants to get into another shootout with PHO.