Magic Wands: at Bobcats 11/6

(3-1) vs. (1-4)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 7
Season Series: Tonight in Charlotte; Feb. 27 in Orlando; April 1 in Orlando; April 6 in Charlotte
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Jameer Nelson will miss tonight’s game after spraining his ankle late in last night’s win over New Jersey. Good news for Charlotte after what Nelson did to it last year in the Playoffs. Chris Duhon should get the start.

Mickael Pietrus provided a huge spark off the bench as Orlando erased a first-half deficit and defeated New Jersey at Amway Center last night.

–Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer writes Stephen Jackson is still trying to figure out how to handle the double teams he is seeing. He is getting reminded by his teammates what his team needs him to do.l

The Bobcats nearly erased a 22-point deficit on the road in Detroit on Friday night, but they could not overcome their slow start and their defense was not enough to down the Pistons. Stephen Jackson was a big part of that comeback.

–3.3Seconds wonders for Orlando Pinstriped Post whether the Magic can become an elite offensive rebounding team. The numbers so far suggest they can.

–Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes Charlotte is struggling because of a surprising decline in the team’s defense.

–David A. Arnott of Rufus on Fire expresses some concern about covering Dwight Howard now that he has extended his range and he is Dwight Howard.

–Sekou Smith of asks whether it is a good or a bad thing for the Magic to have some tension in the locker room. Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk says Van Gundy will win this dispute.

–Stan Van Gundy tells Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel that he is not concerned about Quentin Richardson’s slow start from beyond the arc.

Dwight Howard continued to absolutely dominate Brook Lopez last night.

–Guess who ranks at the top of The Basketball Jones’ positional rankings at center.

–Stan Van Gundy weighed in on the latest Twitter controversy between Charlie Villanueva and Kevin Garnett. He is not in favor of beefs being settle over the Internet.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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