Magic hope to bounce back against Wizards tonight
The Wizards beat BOS in their previous game 124-117, as star G Gilbert Arenas scored 44 pts, after scoring just 7 the first game. WAS has two other players averaging over 20 pts: Antawn Jamison (24.5 ppg) and Caron Butler (21.5 ppg). Antonio Daniels (11.5 ppg) and Etan Thomas (10.5 ppg) also average in double figures. Former Magic G Deshawn Stevenson is averaging 4.5 ppg and 3 rebs.
The Magic have won 8 of their last 9 games against the Wizards in ORL. They must stop Arenas from going off from the field. The Magic have a host of things they have not done well the last two games, and must improve in areas like fewer turnovers, better FT shooting, distributing the ball better, better outside shooting, staying out of foul trouble, and being prepared to play the game. Magic are 3 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).