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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Game night preview

ORLANDO MAGIC at GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Saturday, Dec. 5. 10:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA

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The Orlando Magic will look for their seventh straight road win on Saturday when they head to the West Coast to face the Golden State Warriors (6-12) at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Magic swept the Warriors in their two meetings last season and have won 13 of their last 19 matchups overall. As in years past, offensive production hasn’t been a problem for Golden State. The Warriors are currently third in the league, averaging 109.4 points per game. Monta Ellis has set the tone for their offense over the past five games, erupting for 28.8 ppg. However, the Warriors are still in need of immense improvement on the defensive end. Golden State is currently giving up an NBA-worst 113.6 points per contest, while allowing opponents to shoot over 50 percent from the field. While the Magic shouldn’t have any problems on the offensive end, they’ll need to be at peak defensive efficiency in order to leave Golden State with a victory. If their last three games have been any indication, Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy is pleased with the direction Orlando’s defense is headed. “I thought we’ve worked very hard,” Van Gundy explained. “All three nights our defense got better as the night went on.”



Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.


The Magic are 9 1/2 point favorites.



1 Comments:

  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I'm predicting a 30/20 night for D12 against the Warriors for three reasons... 1) Warriors have the worst defense in the NBA 2) Mikki Moore will start at center if their regular center Andres Biedrins is still out 3) Stan Van Gundy thinks Howard should be getting the ball more.

    The Magic have looked a lot better offensively since the loss to the Heat; Magic have a good shot at scoring 120+ points tonight.

     

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