Magic Wands: at Warriors 3/11

Oakland, Calif.
(41-24) vs. (28-36)
Time/TV: 10:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 5
Season Series: Won 110-90 in Orlando on Jan. 3, 2011; Tonight in Oakland
Tickets: $15-$119 on TiqIQ
Video Vault:


JJ Redick will be a gametime decision tonight after pulling a muscle in his abdomen during shootaround this morning, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

David Stern fired back at Stan Van Gundy for his recent comments about the league office only expressing that he was saddened by the comments and that he would discuss them with Magic ownership.

Joe Lacob always dreamed of owning an NBA team. Now that he has one, he is not going to settle for seeing it lose. Marcus Thompson II of the Contra Costa Times profiles the Warriors new owner.

–Meet some of the men behind the scenes on the Magic bench in this interactive graphic from the Orlando Sentinel.

Jason Richardson talked with Gambo and Ash of KTAR in Phoenix and said he was not surprised when the Suns announced they were trading him.

–Fantasy Junkie of Golden State of Mind is not optimistic about the Warriors chances after they completely flopped on a recent seven-game road trip.

–Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball takes a look at the Atlanta Hawks and the competition Orlando is facing as the likely No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.

–Orlando named Alex Martins the head of the city’s new oversight committee on the construction of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, one of the three venues that was part of the Amway Center venues project, David Damron and Mark Schlueb of the Orlando Sentinel report. 

Dwyane Wade responded to Van Gundy’s jab at the Heat earlier this week saying nobody aside from the Lakers really understands what the Heat have gone through this season. 

–Joshua Russell of Warriors Court wonders if Yao Ming is the splashy move the Warriors have planned.

–Marcin Gortat is prepping for his first matchup against Dwight Howard. So Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post lists the players Howard has unintentionally injured.

–Jack Nicolaus of The Good Point writes how NBA superstars, like Dwight Howard, can become villains so quickly.  

Philip Rossman-Reich

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