Game night preview
MAGIC vs INDIANA PACERS
Wednesday, Jan. 20. 7:00 p.m.
After finishing out their four-game West Coast trip, the Magic (26-15, 14-4 home) return home to face the Indiana Pacers (14-27, 4-17 road) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET. Orlando is 1-1 against Indiana this season and in each of their matchups the home team has emerged the victor courtesy of a huge performance from their respective center. Magic center Dwight Howard and Pacers big man Roy Hibbert have each had their shining moments against one another this season. In Orlando’s first meeting with Indiana, Howard erupted for 21 points and 23 rebounds to lift the Magic to a 106-98 victory. In the second matchup, Hibbert helped get Howard into early foul trouble and then took advantage by exploding for a career-high 26 points to go along with eight rebounds in the Pacers’ 97-90 triumph on January 5. “I’m proud to see him mature into the player he is,” Howard said of Hibbert. “I’m very happy for him.”
|Indiana||14-27||5th Central / 13th East||98.9||104.3||Road 4-17||Lost 2||5-5|
|Orlando||26-15||2nd Southeast / 4th East||101.0||96.5||Home 14-4||Lost 3||3-7|
Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.
Also check out this article from Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo's Ball Don't Lie and get his thoughts on the current state of the Magic.