Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC at NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
Friday, Feb. 26. 9:30 p.m. ESPN
New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, LA
If Friday’s contest against the New Orleans Hornets (30-28, 19-9 home) is anything like the meeting they had at Amway Arena two weeks ago, make sure your refrigerator is filled with all the necessary snacks required for a heart-thumping, unruly and turbulent extravaganza. In their last game, the Magic and Hornets competed in an all-time classic. Behind Vince Carter’s historic 48-point performance, Orlando rallied from behind to defeat New Orleans. The Hornets, as a result, will have revenge on their agenda this time around. The Hornets have been rejuvenated by the extraordinary play from rookie sensation Darren Collison. The point guard out of UCLA recorded his first career triple-double against Indiana last Friday and followed with a 26-point, nine-assist effort against Houston last Sunday. With Paul’s return on the horizon, it will be interesting to see what the Hornets do with him and Collison in the lineup. The Magic, meanwhile, hope to re-establish their dominance on the road. Orlando is 17-13 away from Amway Arena this season.
|Orlando||39-19||1st Southeast / 2nd East||101.3||95.7||Road 17-13||Won 2||7-3|
|New Orleans||30-28||3rd Southwest / 9th West||99.8||101.3||Home 19-9||Lost 2||4-6|
Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.
The Magic are 5 point favorites.