Magic Wands: vs. Jazz 11/10

(4-3) vs. (5-1)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun Sports, ESPN
Line: Magic by 11
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 6 in Orlando; Dec. 10 in Utah
Video Vault:

–It is still uncertain whether Jameer Nelson will play tonight, but Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel reports he is nearing a return and could very well be in uniform tonight. Nelson practiced in full Tuesday.

Paul Millsap’s 46 points led Utah to an overtime victory in Miami last night. His big shots, including three 3-pointers, helped the Jazz complete a 21-point turnaround.

–Along that line, K. Malphus of Salt City Hoops says don’t underestimate Paul Millsap.

–Orlando has a poor track record under Stan Van Gundy when it fails to shoot well from beyond the arc. But despite that, the Magic are winning without the 3-pointer. Rashard Lewis has been a big culprit of the missed 3-pointers and he is preaching patience.

–Jerry Sloan told Al Jefferson not to panic as Jefferson tries to learn Sloan’s flex-based offense, writes Kevin Arnovitz of TrueHoop.

–Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel expects Orlando to go big tonight against Utah.

–Stephen Brotherston of HoopsWorld lists Rashard Lewis as one of the early disappointments this season.

–Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune writes longtime Jazz assistant, and Jerry Sloan’s right-hand man, Phil Johnson plans to renew his contract and coach for as long as he can with Sloan.

–Orlando ranks dead last in the league in fast break scoring.

–MagicFaninTN writing for Orlando Pinstriped Post makes an interesting observation about the dreaded Florida road trip. Life is not getting easier for Utah.

–The better play from Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson have them pushing for time at power forward, writes Andrew Melnick of ESPN 1080.

–Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld reports former UCF star (and former Houston Rocket) Jermaine Taylor admits he would like to one day play for the Magic.

–Seeing as the Magic cannot hit the broad side of a barn with 3-point shots, here is a photo gallery from The Orlando Sentinel of the team’s all-time top 3-point shooters by percentage.

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