Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC vs SACRAMENTO KINGS
Friday, Jan. 22. 7:00 p.m.
The Magic (27-15, 15-4 home) close out their brief homestand on Friday when they battle the Sacramento Kings (15-26, 3-17 road) at 7 p.m. ET. In their only meeting with the Kings this season, Orlando throttled Sacramento, 109-88. Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard delivered a spectacular performance, posting 30 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocked shots. “We couldn't stop Dwight Howard,” Kings Head Coach Paul Westphal said following that game. “If we doubled him, he found the open man. If we didn't double him, he scored himself.” The Magic were also boosted by a tremendous defensive performance in the fourth quarter of that affair. Orlando used an 18-4 run to open the fourth and held Sacramento to just one field goal over the first 7:14 of the quarter. “The only way that we are going to get better is if we play defensively like we did (that night),” Howard said. “I think we came out with a great defensive effort as a team.”
|Sacramento||15-26||4th Pacific / 13th West||102.3||105.3||Road 3-17||Lost 5||1-9|
|Orlando||27-15||2nd Southeast / 4th East||101.2||96.5||Home 15-4||Won 1||3-7|
Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.
The Magic are 10 point favorites.