Magic try for 2 in a row tonight against Seattle
Leading SEA is star guard Ray Allen, averaging 25.5 ppg. Lewis is close behind at 25.3 ppg. Also averaging in double figures is Luke Ridnour (14.8 ppg 6.8 assists), and Chris Wilcox (11.3 ppg 8 rebounds). Earl Watson (9.3 ppg) leads the reserves. Carlos Arroyo is the Magic's leading scorer, at 17.3 ppg, followed by Grant Hill at 17.0 ppg. Through 4 games, SEA is averaging 105.5 ppg and allowing 104.8 ppg. The Magic is averaging 100 ppg, while allowing 99.2.
Magic have won 6 of their last 8 home games against SEA, and this is their last home game before a tough stretch of 11 of 15 games on the road, so they really need a win. Expect a high-scoring game, as both teams like to run. The Magic's superior depth should make the difference. Remember last season's skirmish between Ray Allen and Keyon Dooling in Seattle? Don't expect anything like that tonight. A key for the Magic... can Jameer bounce back after several poor games, and can Carlos keep up his spectacular play? Magic are 7 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).