The week ahead for the Magic
The Orlando Magic enter this week tied for the best record in the NBA with two other teams (Atlanta, Phoenix) at 11-3. The Magic are 6-1 at home, and 5-2 on the road. Here is their schedule for the upcoming week:
-Wednesday 11/24: vs Miami (8-5, 2-2 road) The Heat have cooled after a 6-1 start, losing 4 of their last 6 games. Can the Magic stop Dwyane Wade?
-Thursday 11/25: at Atlanta (11-3, 7-0 home) The Hawks are one of the surprises of the NBA so far, with a solid starting five and a good bench. This will be a stern test for the Magic in the second game of a back-to-back, as the Hawks are unbeaten at home, and look to be the Magic's toughest competition in the SE.
-Saturday 11/27: at Milwaukee (8-4, 6-1 home) The Bucks are another surprise team in the league, led by rookie guard Brandon Jennings who has a season-high of 55 points, and are coached by former Magic point guard Scott Skiles
-Sunday 11-28: at New York (3-10, 1-7 home) The Knicks are struggling again this season, but Boston needed a Kevin Garnett jumper at the buzzer to beat the Knicks Sunday, so the Magic can't take New York for granted, especially on the second game of a back-to-back.