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Friday, January 22, 2010

Game night preview

Amway Arena
Orlando FL
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.”

Team Record Standings PF PA Road/Home Streak L10
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.


  • At 5:52 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I hope the Magic try and get the ball to D12 tonight as much as they have the last two games, especially since he dominated the Kings so much just last week.

    Congratulations to Dwight for being voted as the Eastern All-Star starting center. Even though he's had his struggles at times offensively this season, his defense has been a constant and he is hands-down the best center in the east.

    Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports that the Magic may be trying to move Vince Carter by the February 18th trade deadline, and one of the teams they are reportedly seeking a trade with is Houston, with Tracy McGrady coming back to Orlando in exchange for Carter.

    I just don't see that happening. This time of season, there's all kinds of wild rumors that go around.

    According to the Orlando Sentinel, Jameer Nelson missed a day of practice Thursday to rest his sore knee. Good move by the Magic; hopefully this will help Nelson heal a little faster.

  • At 3:05 AM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    The magic are a running team that passes to much. (or not at all) They need to bang more. I like the twin tower thing but how about a lil brandon bass. The magic need to go get a badass powerforward who can shoot and bang a little. screw vince and lewis i like both but both are expendable


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