Magic Wands: vs. Nets 11/5

(2-2) vs. (2-1)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun Sports
Line: Magic by 16.5
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Nov. 13 in New Jersey; Dec. 27 in New Jersey; March 25 in Orlando
Video Vault:

–Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel reports Mickael Pietrus and Stan Van Gundy got into an argument over Pietrus’ decreased playing time. Also be sure to read my thoughts on the matter. Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball revisits the issue of playing time with the team.

–Jack Jensen of DIME wrote a pretty detailed profile about Dwight Howard and what this season could mean for his career.

–The Nets are coming off a heart-breaking loss to the Bobcats on Wednesday. And the bad news is Devin Harris is questionable for tonight’s game with a sprained shoulder. UPDATE: Colin Stephenson of the Newark Star Ledger reports Harris will play tonight.

Ryan Anderson will get his second consecutive start tonight, Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel reports. And his old team looks very different than when he played for them. At least he has his old friend Brook Lopez still on the team… or does he?

–Sandra Pedicini and Sarah Lundy of The Orlando Sentinel detail the mixed impact the Amway Center has had on businesses near the stadium.

Rashard Lewis says he is feeling more relaxed heading into his second start at small forward.

–Victor Nash of Whoop De Damn Do is not so sure Derrick Favors is worth as much as Carmelo Anthony right now with the rumors of the mega trade with the Nuggets arising again. As Net Income of Nets Daily points out, Favors is leading several categories among rookies.

–Nets coach Avery Johnson says Brook Lopez is not as good Dwight Howard quite yet.

–Amazingly, it has been five months since Orlando has played a close game. It has not been very interesting to watch the Magic lately.

–Andrew Melnick of Howard the Dunk says to watch out for how Rashard Lewis bounces back from a poor game Wednesday and how Jameer Nelson handles Devin Harris. Omar Hozayen of Whoop De Damn Do tries his best not to mention Dwight Howard in the first few paragraphs.

–Colin Stephenson of the Newark Star-Ledger writes about Troy Murphy’s first game for the Nets, where he made a somewhat surprising start.

Dwight Howard explains why he blocks shots out of bounds.

–Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball compiled video from Wednesday’s game displaying the art of the pick and roll.

–Kyle Scudilla of From Russia with Dunk writes not to worry if New Jersey has a rough go of it in November.

–Despite all appearances to the contrary, Net Income of Nets Daily assures us New Jersey has not interest in Earl Barron.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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