–Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel reports the Magic will be doing things throughout the season to experiment and prepare for the postseason. Stan Van Gundy said he will try to be more patient with lineups that are not working that the team may need come April, May and June.
–Defense is what Orlando will need to carry them to its first title writes Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel.
–Washington seems pretty content to let Dwight Howard fire away on that new-fangled jump shot of his.
–The Magic are flying under the radar, and that suits them just fine writes Dick Scanlon of the Lakeland Ledger. John Hollinger of ESPN.com was pretty incredulous over the notion of Orlando going under the radar.
–Dwight Howard is ready for this season, one he believes will be the beginning of his prime.
–Evan Dunlap (aka Ben Q Rock) of Orlando Pinstriped Post analyzes the lineups and the incredible efficiency they displayed in the preseason.
–Flip Saunders says the young Wizards must withstand the Magic’s early punch to survive tonight.
–George Diaz of The Orlando Sentinel says the clock is ticking for the Magic to win a title.
–Mike Bianchi of The Orlando Sentinel suggests the Magic should go out and win a championship for the new Amway Center and the commitment from the city to the team that it represents. He believes the Magic will make good on that commitment to the Amway Center.
–Fred Bowen of the Washington Post writes the Wizards will need some magic to find success this season.
–Dwight Howard’s new shoe commercial will premiere tonight… or online already.
–There is a lot to talk about entering tonight’s game, and John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com addresses a lot of them including what happened in Tampa last week.
–Josh Robbins takes a look at the type of season Dwight Howard could have this year.