Former Magic G Chucky Atkins leads MEM in scoring with 16.1 ppg. Former Magic rookie-of-the-year Mike Miller is averaging 15.4 ppg and 6.9 rebs. Forward Hakim Warrick (13.7 ppg) and PF Stromile Swift (12.0 ppg) also average in double figures. Rudy Gay averages 9.9 ppg. MEM averages 93.9 ppg, while allowing 98.7 ppg. ORL averages 97.7 ppg, while allowing 94.6 ppg. MEM also has the worst shooting team in the league at 41.2%.
The Magic have lost their last 4 games in a row in MEM and 7 of their last 8 overall to MEM. During their 4 game winning streak, the Magic have been shooting well, defending well, rebounding well, and getting outstanding bench play and fairly decent coaching. That formula should hold true tonight. The Magic are 3 1/2 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).