Magic Wands: at Rockets 1/22

Houston, Texas
(28-15) vs. (20-24)
Time/TV: 8:30 p.m./Sun Sports
Line: Magic by 3
Season Series: Won 110-95 in Orlando on Jan. 7; Tonight in Houston
Tickets: $24-$250 on TiqIQ
Video Vault:


–The Toronto Raptors got a healthy serving of Dwight Howard as the Magic won by 40

–Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel reports Stan Van Gundy has no intention of getting rid of the current eight-man rotation he is using.

–On a night where Stan Van Gundy complained too many defenders flop against Howard, Howard tore up a team that tried to play him straight up, Sam Gardner of the Parquet Report writes. Guess flopping might be the right strategy.

–Andrea Bargnani torched the Magic in the first meeting between Orlando and Toronto. But Brandon Bass used some film study, Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel writes, to shut him down this time. Luis Scola, you are on notice. Bass loves watching film on the plane to prepare.

–Dwight Howard is booked for Late Night with Jay Leno during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

Hedo Turkoglu does not want to talk about his time in Toronto.

Stan Van Gundy is quite adept at finding the strengths in any team… even the Toronto Raptors.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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