Magic Wands: vs. Suns 11/18

(6-5) vs. (7-3)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./TNT
Line: Magic by 10
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; March 13 in Phoenix
Video Vault:

JJ Redick will miss his second straight game with a strained muscle in his back, Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel reports. Quentin Richardson and Jason Williams will be available after missing practice Wednesday.

Dwight Howard has really expanded his offensive game and Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel has the chart to prove it.

Miami thumped an under-sized Phoenix squad last night as Steve Nash decided to play on with a groin injury (he may not play tonight). He had no assists at halftime as the Suns fell behind early and could not catch up.

Hedo Turkoglu makes his return to Orlando far less than the hero we remember him as.

Grant Hill has increased his production on the second night of back-to-backs this season, writes Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.



–Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball put together a video that shows exactly how Brandon Bass has improved his defense this year.

The Magic are leading the league in rebounding, even though Dwight Howard’s rebounding is down.

–Andrew Yowler analyzes the Magic’s “studs” and “spuds” through 10 games.

–The numbers show the Magic struggle when playing on national television. They are 1-2 so far this season with the ESPN/TNT cameras on them.

–Who wouldn’t want to see a photo slideshow of famous, and sometimes infamous, Magic trades.

–Andrew Melnick of Howard the Dunk previews tonight’s game. Will Cantrell of Bright Side of the Sun previews it from the Phoenix side.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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