BOS will be without leading scorer Paul Pierce (26.6 ppg) due to a sore foot, and is not expected back for another week or two. G/F Szczerbiak averages 17 ppg; F/C Al Jefferson 13.6 ppg, 9.8 rebs; F Ryan Gomes 11 ppg; G Tony Allen 10.9 ppg; G Delonte West 9 ppg; and PG Sebastian Telfair 8.3 ppg. BOS averages 99.8 ppg while allowing 101.0 ppg; the Magic average 93.7 ppg, while allowing 92.1 ppg. The first 3 games of this homestand, Magic opponents are averaging just 76 ppg on 37.4% FG shooting.
After tonight's game, 6 of the Magic's next 7 games are on the road. GHill may be ready to return from his injury. The Magic's tough defense they've shown this homestand will be tested by the Celtics. The Magic are favored by 8 pts (www.pinnaclesports.com).