–Dwight Howard admitted there were times he could have gone for blocks in Wednesday’s game, but dialed back the aggression to avoid committing too many fouls. Howard had his first game without a foul since last April’s matchup with Dallas on Wednesday night.
–Mike Bianchi of The Orlando Sentinel, in Orlando’s never-ending battle with Miami, says the Magic beat the Heat out in the community too. The lack of communal pride Heat fans have shown is appalling. Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel concurs mentioning the Heat’s recent “fan up” campaign.
–Ryan Anderson is still out of the rotation and as Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post discovered after Wednesday’s game, Stan Van Gundy does not have a whole lot to say about it right now.
–Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball announces a rivalry was born Wednesday night as the Magic’s performance on the court and the jawing between the two teams smell of some future heated battles. As John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes the Magic had to gut out the win after Monday’s failure to come through in the clutch. In this edition of the NBA’s newest rivalry, Dwight Howard got some help against the Big Three.
–John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com followed some Magic players and staff as they served meals at the Coalition for the Homeless on Thanksgiving.
–The ticket to Wednesday’s game against the Heat was a tough — and pricey — one to get.
–Andrew Melnick of Howard the Dunk previews tonight’s game.
–The Cavaliers have hired extra police officers and banned anti-Lebron James shirts and signs in advance of Thursday night’s return of the “King.”