Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC at WASHINGTON WIZARDS
Friday, Jan. 8. 7:00 p.m.
The Magic (24-11, 11-7 road) continue their arduous stretch of four games in five days on Friday when they visit the Washington Wizards (10-22, 5-9 home) at 7p.m. ET for the first time this season. Orlando swept its season series with Washington last season, 4-0. The Wizards have had to deal with their share of adversity already this season, ranging from off-the-court distractions to injuries, and as a result have already used 12 different starting lineups. "It's tough, but you just have to stay ready," Wizards guard Randy Foye said to the media on Monday. "You just have to keep working hard and be ready when your number is called." Caron Butler, who struggled at the start of the season to adjust to Wizards Head Coach Flip Saunders' offensive system, believes they're about to turn the corner. "I've finally gotten a rhythm in this offense," Butler recently told the Washington Post. "Things are starting to turn a corner. Hopefully, it continues to do that because we're right there.
|Orlando||24-11||1st Southeast / 3rd East||101.3||96.2||Road 11-7||Lost 3||5-5|
|Washington||11-22||5th Southeast / 11th East||99.1||103.1||Home 5-9||Lost 1||4-6|
Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.
The Magic are 7 point favorites.