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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Game night preview

From the Magic press release:

Tuesday, Nov. 3. 7:30 p.m.

The Palace of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills, MI

The Orlando Magic (3-0) put their perfect regular season record on the line Tuesday when they visit the Detroit Pistons (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. ET. Although they’re not far along in the young season, the Magic have already dealt with their share of adversity. Already without Rashard Lewis, the Magic also had to overcome the absences of Vince Carter (left-ankle injury) and Mickael Pietrus (flu-like symptoms) from the lineup in Sunday’s win over the Raptors. J.J. Redick, who jumped into the starting rotation, filled in admirably, posting career highs in points (27), minutes (45), rebounds (six) and assists (five). “He really stepped up for us and played great,” Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy said of Redick following Sunday’s game. “We’ve seen it before; he did it in the playoffs last year, Game 6 at Philly. With guys out he stepped in as a starter all throughout the Boston series. I’ve said it all along, he’s a guy you can trust and count on.” Should the Magic once again be without the services of Carter and Pietrus, they’ll need another solid contribution from Redick against Detroit’s formidable backcourt. Offseason acquisition Ben Gordon has been the Pistons’ most reliable offensive weapon during their first three games. The former Bulls shooting guard has fired off 24.3 points per contest, stepping in for the injured Richard Hamilton (ankle). Point guard Rodney Stuckey ranks right behind Gordon with 15.3 ppg.

Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.


  • At 5:35 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    This would be the first 4-0 start in franchise history!

    Breaking their losing ways against the Pistons would be a great way to achieve that 4-0 start.

  • At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    man wat was nelson doin i have a question why do he always get killed vs detriot...u ask me i think dey need to trade nelson for a draft pick or better yet to philly williams and 1st rounder...cuz if we have to play detriot in da playoffs we gone lose dey jus have our number

  • At 12:32 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    "Anonymous", after Nelson scored 30 pts against the Raptors on Sunday, did you think he should be traded?

    No question, Nelson had a bad game against the Pistons, but so did everyone else wearing a Magic uniform. They will learn from this loss, and they will be alright.

    It's a long season.


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