–Atlanta has won six of its first seven games, but the team knows it can make a statement by winning against division rival Orlando.
–Jameer Nelson and Vince Carter are still questionable for tonight’s game after suffering injuries over the weekend. Good thing Orlando is deep. UPDATE: Jameer Nelson will sit out tonight’s game and Vince Carter will play.
–Atlanta rallied from an 18-point deficit, but fell short as Phoenix handed Atlanta its first loss of the season. Al Horford and Joe Johnson both poured in 30-point nights in defeat. It was quite the shootout.
–Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post details exactly what Dwight Howard has shown improvement in offensively in this early season. Don’t believe him? Eddy Rivera goes deeper into how Howard deconstructed the Bobcats on Saturday.
–The Human Highlight Blog of Peachtree Hoops is starting to worry Atlanta might be a prime candidate for contraction… if it comes to that.
–Dwight Howard and the art of blocking shots.
–Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com posts his Race to the MVP ballot and Dwight Howard is No. 1.
–Brian Serra of Howard the Dunk previews the upcoming week for the Magic.
–Jim Folsom of Bleacher Report echoes the main criticism of Amway Center: there are far too many distractions.
–Mark Schlueb of The Orlando Sentinel reports on the unseen cost of the Amway Center opening celebration.