(25-3) vs. (16-12)
Line: Magic by 2.5
–Zach Lowe of The Point Forward echoes what I wrote yesterday (or I echo what he wrote since his article came first… whatever). The Magic are in it for now and money is no object. The Magic are capped out for the next two seasons. So get used to this team. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports writes it is title or bust for the Magic.
–The Magic hope Hedo Turkoglu can regain his form after a year and a half of poor play.
–Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, Brandon Bass and Dwight Howard are likely to be the starters for the foreseeable future.
–One of the stated goals of the Amway Center was to improve the surrounding Parramore neighborhood. At least three months into its existence, that goal appears to be somewhat met. Bianca Prieto of the Orlando Sentinel reports there has been little report of crime around the Amway Center.
–Daniel Orton said via Twitter that his arthroscopic surgery on his left knee went well this morning.