Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC at PHOENIX SUNS
Friday, Dec. 11. 10:30 p.m. ESPN
US Airways Center
The Orlando Magic (17-5, 10-3 road) close out their West Coast trip on Friday when they take on the Phoenix Suns (15-7, 7-0 home) at 10:30 p.m. ET. After facing the arduous task of attempting to win in Utah the night before, Orlando will have to find a way to defeat Phoenix, the league’s only remaining undefeated team at home, on a back-to-back. The Suns are third in the league in scoring, so the Magic will need to bring their best defensive effort in order to leave Phoenix with a victory. “The problem with Phoenix is they create so many problems, particularly in their pick-and-roll game with (Steve) Nash and (Amar’e) Stoudemire, and then they put shooting around them,” Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy explained following their first matchup with the Suns this season. "You can be playing pretty good defense and look pretty bad at times." In their first matchup with the Suns this season, Orlando rolled to a 122-100 home victory, courtesy of a big night from Dwight Howard. The Magic’s All-Star center erupted for 17 of his team-high 25 points in the third quarter to help Orlando pull away for good. The Magic will once again need a dominant performance from Howard in order to help them exploit Phoenix’s lack of interior size.
Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.
The Suns are 3 point favorites.