Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC vs DETROIT PISTONS
Friday, Nov. 6. 7:00 p.m.
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The Magic (4-1) will close out their brief homestand on Friday at 7 p.m. ET when they battle the Detroit Pistons (2-3) for the second time this week. While Orlando’s defensive efforts will again focus on limiting Detroit’s backcourt, offensively it’ll attempt to deliver the ball inside to All-Star center Dwight Howard to take advantage of the Pistons in the low post. To start the season, Detroit is relying on Ben Wallace to hold down the starting spot at center. Although, he’s still an active defensive presence, he’s no longer a dominant interior defender. Howard had tremendous offensive success against Wallace during the Eastern Conference Finals last season – when Wallace was with the Cavaliers – and he’ll look to continue that trend on Friday. Orlando’s Superman has been a handful for opposing big men thus far and is on pace for another MVP-caliber season, averaging 21.7 points and 16 rebounds per game.
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Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince will both miss the game for the Pistons, while Vince Carter will most likely sit out for the Magic to further reat his ankle.
The Magic are 13 point favorites.