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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Game night preview


ORLANDO MAGIC vs. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Wednesday, March 3. 7:00 p.m.
Amway Arena
Orlando, FL

The Magic will attempt to complete a season sweep of the Warriors when they host Golden State at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Orlando earned a victory in Golden State earlier this season when it notched a 126-118 shootout victory on Dec. 5. Eight-time All-Star Vince Carter was a key factor in that triumph, posting a team-high 27 points, while Mickael Pietrus scored a then season-high 22. Notching a win at Amway Arena will be a difficult challenge for Golden State. Not only is Orlando one of the toughest home teams in the NBA with a 23-6 record, but the Warriors have been atrocious on the road, going 4-24 away from the friendly confines of ORACLE Arena. The Warriors, on the first game of a five game road trip, lost 110-106 loss at Miami Tuesday night, as three of their top players (Monta Ellis, Corey Maggette, and Andris Biedrins) did not play due to injury and are not expected to play on the road trip.

Team Record Standings PF PA Road/Home Streak L10
Golden State 17-42 5th Pacific / 14th West 107.1 110.6 Road 4-24 Lost 1 4-6
Orlando 41-20 1st Southeast / 2nd East 101.5 95.7 Home 23-6 Won 2 7-3

Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.

The Magic are 14 1/2 point favorites.

1 Comments:

  • At 4:28 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The Warriors were certainly competitive against the Heat last night, despite missing three of their top players.

    This game tonight has blowout written all over it for the Magic, as the Warriors simply don't have the horses to be able to hope to compete with the Magic.

    Everyone should see plenty of playing time for the Magic tonight. This should be one of the rare games where both Ryan Anderson and Brandon Bass see action.

    The knock on Bass is on his defense, that he has difficulty being in the right place defensively and is not a good rebounder, which will be something to keep an eye on when Bass plays and if he continues to stay ahead of Anderson in the rotation.

     

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