The week ahead for the Magic
The Orlando Magic begin this week at 29-15 (16-4 home, 13-11 road), tied for first in the SE with Atlanta (28-14), but trail the Hawks by mere percentage points, and are the fourth seed in the East. The Magic trail number two seed Boston (28-13) by 1/2 game, and number one seed Cleveland (34-11) by 4 1/2 games. Last season after 44 games, the Magic were 34-10.
The Magic are averaging 101.3 ppg (9th in the NBA) and are allowing 96.2 ppg (7th in the NBA).
The Magic play four games this coming week:
Monday, Jan. 25th: at Memphis (23-19, 16-5 home) Grizzlies are one of the more surprising teams in the NBA. Grizzlies are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Thursday, Jan. 28th: Boston (28-13, 16-6 road) Celtics continue to have injury problems with key players. Celtics are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Saturday, Jan. 30th: Atlanta (28-14, 10-9 road) Hawks will try to prove they can hang with the Magic after two big losses earlier to them. Hawks are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Sunday, Jan. 31st: at Detroit (15-28, 11-11 home) The Magic's nemesis have had their struggles this season, due to injuries and inconsistency. Pistons are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
The Magic are coming off an impressive 3-1 week, their best week in over a month. They have 3 tough games this week, and everyone knows how tough the Pistons play the Magic, no matter how badly the Pistons may be playing.
The Magic would do well to finish 3-1 with this week's games.