What They’re Saying: Magic vs. Grizzlies 1/25

Magic (29-15) vs. Grizzlies (23-19)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./Sun Sports
Key Matchup: Rashard Lewis (14.6 PPG, 31% 3FG%) vs. Zach Randolph (20.9 PPG, 11.4 RPG)

-Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel writes that Jameer Nelson is finally finding a rhythm after missing a month for knee surgery.

-Hasheem Thabeet is starting to display confidence on the court after the No. 2 overall pick struggled earlier this year, writes Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal.

-Dwight Howard is done with the Slam Dunk contest… unless it gets boring. Then he might consider re-entering.

-Chris Littman of the Baseline interviews Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson (from before Saturday’s game).

-Chad Waylon Pouncy of Bleacher/Report put together a slide show to recap Orlando’s week and preview this week.

-Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus makes some surprising picks for his All Star reserves. Not one of them is Memphis’ Zach Randolph.

-The Magic return to the Top Five in Marc Stein’s Power Rankings.

-Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm has a graphical representation of each NBA team’s offense and their usage rates.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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