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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Magic/Kings preview

The Magic (22-13, 15-5 road), begin a 4 game west coast swing TUE night against injury-plagued SAC (12-20, 8-8 home). The Kings will be without their top 2 scorers this season... Kevin Martin (24.5 ppg) and Ron Artest (19.1 ppg, 6.1 rebs). SAC will also be without Mike Bibby and Shareef Abdur-Rahim. SAC is coming off a close 94-93 loss to CHI on SAT night, with Brad Miller scoring 22 pts with 13 rebs.

The probable starting lineup for SAC:

G... Beno Udrih (13.6 ppg)
G... Francisco Garcia (13.4 ppg)
F... John Salmons (16.8 ppg)
F... Mikki Moore (8.2 ppg, 5.9 rebs)
C... Brad Miller (13.6 ppg, 8.8 rebs)

Top reserves... Dahntay Jones (5.2 ppg); Quincy Douby (4.2 ppg); Spencer Hawes (2.7 ppg)

SAC is averaging 97.5 ppg, while allowing 100.7 ppg. ORL is averaging 103.4 ppg, while allowing 100.0. SAC also leads the NBA in TOs.

The Magic are 5 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).


  • At 7:46 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I give the Kings credit... even though they have so many injuries, they played CLE and CHI really tough on the road, just barely losing.

    There should be no excuse for the Magic to lose this one, though. The Kings are missing three key players, lead the league in TOs, and this is their first home game after a long road trip.

    As always, it will be interesting to see the player rotation SVG uses.

    Magic by 10...


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