First-place Magic host Carmelo, Nuggets
Carmelo averages 30 ppg for DEN, followed by Miller (16.7 ppg 9.5 assists), J.R. Smith (13.2 ppg), Earl Boykins (11.5 ppg), and Marcus Camby (11.2 ppg, 10.8 rebounds). Kenyon Martin is recovering from knee surgery and is out for several more weeks. Forward Nene has a bruised knee and is questionable for tonight's game. JNelson leads the Magic in scoring now at 16.4 ppg. DHoward is averaging 12.9 rebounds. DEN is averaging 106.5 ppg, and is allowing 104.0 ppg. The Magic is averaging 96.5 ppg, while allowing 95.5 ppg.
The Nuggets are looking for their 4th win in a row after starting the season 0-3. All 3 wins have come on this 4 game road trip, which DEN closes out tonight. However, the Magic have not lost at home to DEN since March of 1992, and have beaten them 13 straight times at TDW. The Magic are looking for their 3rd win in a row, and 5 out of 6 overall. Magic are 3 1/2 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).