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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Game night preview

From the Magic press release:

Wednesday, Nov. 4. 7:00 p.m.
Amway Arena
Orlando, FL


The Magic (3-1) won’t get much rest before traveling back to Orlando to host the Phoenix Suns (4-0) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET. Playing a back-to-back is never an easy task, especially when you’re trying to contain the Suns’ high-octane offense. After parting ways this offseason with center Shaquille O’Neal, who at times stagnated Phoenix’s run-and-gun style, and having a full offseason under the guise of head coach Alvin Gentry, the Suns’ offense has returned to form. Phoenix has posted a league-best 117.33 ppg. in its first three affairs with six players averaging in double figures. Along with scoring 18.7 ppg., Suns point guard Steve Nash has also dished out an average of 14 assists per contest. The Magic will not only need a staunch defensive effort from All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson to limit the two-time MVP, but they’ll also need his teammates to clog the passing lanes to prevent him from distributing the ball at will.

Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports

The Magic are 8 point favorites.


  • At 2:44 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Grant Hill makes his third return to Orlando as a member of the Suns.

    He's doing really well so far in the first four games, averaging 17.5 ppg on 45.5% FG shooting, including 50% on threes. He leads the Suns in rebounding, averaging 10.2 boards.

    Tough game for the Magic tonight, and it will be a very important bounceback game after their awful showing on offense against the Pistons Tuesday night.

    I don't think Carter should play tonight, as he couldn't attack the basket last night because of his ankle not being 100%. He needs to sit until it heals fully, so this doesn't linger for a long time and affect his game.


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