What They’re Saying: Bucks vs. Magic 2/2

Bucks (21-25) vs. Magic (32-16)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Key Matchup: Andrew Bogut (16.1 PPG, 10.3 RPG; 19.2 PPG, 10.0 RPG last five games) vs. Dwight Howard (17.7 PPG, 13.4 RPG; 21.0 PPG, 15 RPG vs. Bucks)
Season Series: W 100-98 on Nov. 28 in Milwaukee; W 117-92 on Dec. 30 in Orlando; Tonight in Orlando

-Diversity has been a big issue with the building of the Amway Center. Now black leaders in Orlando have asked the city to delay awarding the food contracts for the new arena after some questioning of the selection process, writes Mark Schlueb of The Orlando Sentinel.

-Even though Vince Carter struggled mightily throughout January, Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith have no intention of sitting him, writes Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel.

-The accolades and ascendancy back to second place in the conference have been nice, but wins are the most important thing for the Magic as they try to turn around their midseason swoon, writes Tania Ganguli of The Orlando Sentinel.

-Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel’s Magic BasketBlog reports Jameer Nelson is a gametime decision tonight after missing shootaround this morning and Mickael Pietrus is out.

-Brandon Jennings foolishly called Charlie Bell as the Wade-Stopper after Milwaukee’s win over Miami on Friday night. Then Dwyane Wade scored the first 11 points for the Heat, but it was not enough as the Bucks clamped down and got a 97-81 win Monday at Miami.

-With Vince Carter struggling, Ben Q Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post analyzes the immense value of JJ Redick.

-Milwaukee has been playing well recently and it is because they are matching their strong defense with a pretty solid offensive showing, especially as they beat Wade and the Heat last night.

-MilwaukeeBucks.com has some fun stats and facts about the Bucks from the month of January.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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