The week ahead for the Magic along with an injury update
The Orlando Magic begin the week with a record of 32-16 (18-4 home, 14-12 away), in first place in the SE one game ahead of Atlanta. The Magic occupy the second seed in the Eastern Conference, one game ahead of Atlanta and Boston and 5 1/2 games behind number one seed Cleveland.
The Magic are averaging 100.9 points per game (12th) and allowing 95.8 points per game (6th). Last season after 48 games, the Magic were 37-11.
The Magic have three games this week:
Tuesday Feb. 2nd: Milwaukee (21-25, 6-18 road, 6-4 last 10 games)
Friday Feb. 5th: Washington (16-31, 7-15 road, 4-6 last 10 games)
Sunday Feb. 7th: at Boston (30-16, 4-6 last 10 games)
The Magic are coming off a successful 3-1 week, and have won 6 of their last 7 games (not 7 of their last 8 as I erroneously wrote in a previous post). On paper, the Magic should win at least 2 of their games this week, with a good chance of going 3-0 with a strong showing in Boston.
Here is the latest news regarding the injuries suffered by Jameer Nelson and Mickael Pietus Sunday night in the Magic win against Detroit, from an article written by Magic beat writer Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel. Here is an excerpt:
Magic General Manager Otis Smith said Monday that point guard Jameer Nelson and small forward Mickael Pietrus are listed day-to-day, but he doesn't expect either player to miss playing time.