After big trade, Magic take on World Champs
The probable starting lineup for the Spurs:
G... Tony Parker (19.3 ppg, 6.2 asts)
G... Michael Finley (8.4 ppg)
C... Fabricio Oberto (4.9 ppg)
F... Tim Duncan (17.2 ppg, 9.3 rebs)
F... Bruce Bowen (5.1 ppg)
Top reserves... Manu Ginobili (19.9 ppg, 5 rebs); Matt Bonner (6.2 ppg); Brent Barry (5.5 ppg); Francisco Elson (4.8 ppg)
ORL is averaging 102.2 ppg, while allowing 95 ppg; SA is averaging 97.2 ppg while allowing 89.3 ppg.
The Magic have tied for their best start after 12 games, going 10-2 for the first time since the 1995-96 season. They are trying to become the first team to win their first eight road games since the 1996-97 Houston Rockets. The Magic have split their last 6 games against SA, with Dwight Howard averaging 14.5 ppg and 10 rebs in those games; Duncan has averaged 24.7 ppg and 12.2 rebs against Howard in those games. The Magic last won in SA 2 seasons ago.
SA is a 5 1/2 pt favorite (www.pinnnaclesports.com)