Magic Wands: vs. Bobcats 4/1

Orlando, Fla.
(32-42) vs. (47-28)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 2.5
Season Series: Won 91-88 in Charlotte on Nov. 6; Won 100-86 in Orlando on Feb. 27; Tonight in Orlando; April 6 in Charlotte
Tickets: $44-$296 on TiqIQ

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TOR FTR
Charlotte 90 103.0 107.3 48.0 26.0 14.4 24.4
Orlando 92 107.8 102.1 52.2 25.8 14.1 22.6

Video Vault:

1) Gilbert Arenas appears very likely to miss tonight’s game after waking up with flulike symptoms and missing this morning’s shootaround, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. However Quentin Richardson should be back and Chris Duhon‘s prognosis is better than expected.


2) The Dwight Howard-MVP debate is making the rounds again. The Orlando Magic released some interesting notes and stats concerning Dwight in their campaign for him. And Sports Kings lays it out pretty simply that the Magic would not be a playoff team without Howard.


3) Gilbert Arenas spoke with Tracy Weissenberg of SLAM about his long process of recovery. Arenas tol Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel he plans to work out with renowned trainer Tim Grover in Chicago this offseason.


4) Dwight Howard and many Magic players are worried about the minutes they have been racking up as the season comes to a close. Injuries have forced Stan Van Gundy to play his starters a lot more than he would like and has kept him from having as productive practices as possible.


5) Dwight Howard is one of four NBA players nominated for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. His competition? Kyle Korver, Marcus Camby and Ron Artest. Yes, that Ron Artest.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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