DEN is led in scoring by Anthony, averaging 30.6 ppg and 6 rebs; Iverson 26.2 ppg, 7.5 asts; injured G J.R. Smith, who will not play tonight, 15.4 ppg; C Marcus Camby 11.6 ppg; 11. 9 rebs; and Nene 11.1 ppg. However, Nene has averaged 17.3 ppg and 6.8 rebs since starting the last 12 games. DEN is averaging 105 ppg, while allowing 104.2. ORL averages 94.1 ppg, while allowing 93.7 ppg.
The Magic have won 20 of the last 24 games against DEN, including a 108-99 victory in NOV, but have lost the last 3 in DEN. DEN is 0-18 this season when scoring fewer than 100 pts. Magic are in a virtual 3 way tie for the 7th seed with NJ and MIA. DEN is a 5 1/2 pt favorite (www.pinnaclesports.com).