Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC at PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Friday, Jan. 15. 10:30 p.m. ESPN
The Magic (26-12, 12-9 road) continue their challenging West Coast road trip when they face another conference juggernaut, the Portland Trail Blazers (24-16, 15-7 home), on Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET on national TV on ESPN. Brandon Roy (who is questionable for the game with a sore hamstring), an All-Star last season and one of the NBA’s premier scoring guards, erupted for a game-high 33 points in Orlando against the Magic. The Blazers, however, didn’t have an answer for Dwight Howard late as the Magic coasted to a 92-83 triumph. D-12 racked up an impressive 20 rebounds and four blocked shots, while Rashard Lewis and Jason Williams combined for 28 points. Besides hoping to climb in the Eastern Conference standings, Orlando would love a victory in Portland to elevate its confidence before traveling to L.A. for a rematch with the defending champion Lakers on Monday.