Magic try for second in a row on road at BOS
BOS is led in scoring by Paul Pierce (26.3 ppg, 11.7 rebs) and Wally Szczerbiak (24.2 ppg on 48.8 FG shooting). Szczerbiak missed the CLE game with a strained lower back. Rivers has used five different starting lineups in six games so far. Al Jefferson (11.3 ppg) and Sebastian Telfair (10.0 ppg) also average in double figures. BOS averages 99.2 ppg and allows 104.2 ppg. ORL averages 97.1 ppg and allows 96.4 ppg. Expect GHill back in the starting lineup for the Magic.
The Magic need to continue all the good things they did against MIN (good assist/TO ratio, good FT shooting, good FG shooting, strong rebounding, strong bench play). DHoward, JNelson, and Darko need to build on the strong games each had against MIN. Hopefully BHill will make good use of the deep Magic bench. BOS has beaten the Magic nine of the last 10 games in BOS, and will be eager to atone for what happened against CLE so the Magic better be prepared and ready to play.